Historic mosque opens for prayers after a century

Muslims observe Eid-al Fitr at the Yeni Mosque in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Wednesday – the first time that the early 20th century monument has been opened for prayers in more than a century.

Quest for an antique reveals Thessaloniki’s multilayered past

Sean Mathews, a Greece based journalist covering the broader region, and George Manginis, the academic director at the Benaki Museum, join Thanos Davelis to break down how the search for an antique can give us insight into Thessaloniki’s rich history, and look at how current efforts to shine a light on the city’s past cosmopolitanism are increasingly important in a changing region.

Riot unit targeted in Thessaloniki

A riot police unit came under a barrage of Molotov cocktails on Agios Dimitriou Street, outside the Turkish Consulate, in Thessaloniki on Wednesday evening.

Documentary extravaganza in Thessaloniki

Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal’s “They Shot the Piano Player,” an animated documentary-style exploration into the history and legacy of Brazilian bossa nova, will kick off this year’s Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival.

The old soup restaurants of Athens and Thessaloniki

These five iconic eateries have resisted the passage of time and firmly established themselves on Athens and Thessaloniki’s culinary scenes. They specialize in dishes associated with warmth and comfort, from the nutritious – yet challenging for some – tripe soup and soothing chicken soup to the delicate yet hearty goat stew.