New Issue: Greece Is Thessaloniki 2023-2024 Out This Weekend

Pick up a copy of our latest issue at the newsstands together with The New York Times International Edition this weekend.

The latest print issue of Greece Is magazine – Greece Is Thessaloniki 2023-2024 – will be available together with The New York Times International Edition – Kathimerini English Edition this weekend (2-3/12/23), everywhere international press is sold throughout Greece. In addition, you will soon be able to order the issue from anywhere in the world through our e-shop, or download a digital version form on our website.

Renowned for its UNESCO World Heritage monuments and waterfront promenade, Greece’s second largest city, Thessaloniki, is fast becoming one of the Europe’s most exciting and dynamic city-break destinations. Blessed with myriad cultural treasures and a burgeoning art scene, the city’s authorities are undertaking numerous urban and transit projects that promise to shape the Thessaloniki of the 21st century, transforming it into a major regional hub.

In this 160-page issue, we wander through the neighborhoods and catch up with all the latest cultural events, get insider tips on what to see and do from creative locals, and explore the city’s extraordinary culinary landscape, shaped by its diverse, multicultural population. We take you on a tour of the trendy Frangomahala district (neighborhood of the Franks), join a Norwegian retiree on a cycling route around the city, and venture out to the beautiful countryside of Naoussa in the Macedonian foothills, to the vineyards growing the distinctive Xinomavro grape variety, used to make some of northern Greece’s most delicious wines.

In this issue, we also learn about the enduring legacy of Thessaloniki’s close-knit Jewish community, an extraordinary story of resilience and rebirth, and explore the cultural treasures on display in the newly opened museum at Aigai, the seat of power for the ruling ancient Macedonian dynasty of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great. We also travel to the wild and remote region of Prespes Lakes, in Western Macedonia, a haven for nature lovers and one of Greece’s best-kept secrets. Meanwhile, on page 152, we read American diplomat Elizabeth Lee’s heartfelt letter to her infant son, born during her assignment as US Consul General in Thessaloniki, describing why her experience of the city and of northern Greece will always hold a special place in her heart.

All of this and more. So don’t miss your chance to pick up a copy of Greece Is Thessaloniki 2023-2024 this weekend – it’s one to savor.

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