City of Thessaloniki

Everything you need to know about Thessaloniki


Thessaloniki is a city rich in history and very interesting. Founded in 316 b.c. by Cassander and named after his wife, Thessaloniki is the second largest city and a major crossroads between Europe and the Middle East.
Throughout its history Thessaloniki has been characterized by vitality and continuous growth of the city. The greatest prosperity was experienced during the Byzantine era. However, the influences it received during the Roman period were also significant, leaving behind important monuments to visit. The famous White Tower, the castles, the Arch of Galerius, Byzantine churches are just some of the famous attractions of Thessaloniki.
The city not only has its history. With many major international festivals, international exhibitions, concerts and many more cultural events, the city continues to produce culture. Do not forget to visit the main cultural and economic event of the city, Thessaloniki International Fair.
Like all large cities, Thessaloniki has a vibrant nightlife and welcomes you to different entertainment bars, clubs and taverns which are open until the early morning hours. So there is intense nightlife for all tastes, scattered in all parts of the city.
Morevoer, Thessaloniki is near Halkidiki, filled during the summer months with visitors who enjoy its beautiful beaches.

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