Out of money, Greece struggles to preserve its ancient artifacts

Story by Asia London Palomba · THESSALONIKI, Greece – Concealed behind construction fences, obscured by vegetation and overrun with trash and graffiti, a 3,000-year-old temple to the goddess Aphrodite sits in the heart of Thessaloniki, largely unnoticed by locals or tourists, despite the fact that it’s arguably one of the city’s most important archeological structures. Discovered…

Thessaloniki applies to host EuroPride 2020

Story by Isabelle Hahn · THESSALONIKI, Greece – Five flights above the streets of Thessaloniki is a rainbow regalia-filled sanctuary for the city’s increasingly visible LGBT community. A bright red fold-out table occupies the middle of the workroom, a communal space for volunteers working at the center. On this day, though, the only activity in…

Bee deaths from pesticides threaten nation’s honey and beekeepers

Story by Alexa LaVersa · THESSALONIKI, Greece – Bees swarm around Evropi-Sofia Dalampira as she walks along Anel Honey Park’s on-site honeybee colonies next to beekeeper Kostas Boudouths, who is checking his hives. She was leading a tour group of kindergarteners through the park, showing the kids how bees gather nectar and pollinate plants. This kind…

Despite lack of change, Greeks take to streets in protest

Story by David Harbeck, Sophie Cannon and Bradley Fargo · THESSALONIKI, Greece – At a four-way intersection on a usually busy Greek street in downtown Thessaloniki, traffic has stopped for what appears to be a job fair for the disillusioned. Workers from all sectors of the economy, equipped with painted signs and flags, chant their grievances…

VIDEO: A nation takes to the streets to fight back

Produced by Ellie Williams · Shot by Suma Hussien and Danny Mortimer · THESSALONIKI, Greece – A look into the May 17 protests in Thessaloniki. The protests were part of a nationwide strike across Greece in response to the May 18 vote to approve austerity measures that would cut pensions and raise taxes on Greek citizens.