Thessaloniki is the second largest city of Greece and is one of the most important ports and economical centers of Macedonia and whole Balkan Peninsula for more than 2300 years. Located near Thracian see it is a modern metropolis which turbulent history and cosmopolitan character gives a special beauty to the city.
Often overshadowed by the idyllic Aegean Islands, and the ancient glories of Athens, Thessaloniki has many stories to tell starting from it's foundations in 315 BC and fortune to have a "royal blood" of Alexander the Great and Philip II, King of Macedonia. The city filled with the numerous monuments of the three empires - the Romans, the Byzantines and the Ottomans - as well as many traces of its multireligious past that tells stories about different eras, civilizations and their lifestyle. Get lost in the city to feel the uniqueness and experience the past of the city Thessalonians are so proud of.
It is easy to fall in love with Thessaloniki because of it's charm and chaos mixing with the remarkable history and culture, and romantic sea views.
Best of luck planning your holidays in Thessaloniki!
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