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Thessaloniki is the capital of Macedonia and is the second largest city in Greece. It is also called the bride of St. Dumitru Thermaikos or town. It was built around the bay and is surrounded by hills Thermaikos Hortiatis. The city is full of monuments of Romanian period, Christian or Byzantine. The most famous monument is the White Tower Venetian city.
It was founded in 316 BC by Kassandra. The new city of Thessaloniki was named from the name of his wife. Thessaloniki was the daughter of Philip and Alexander's sister.
Thessaloniki became the second most important city of the Byzantine Empire, after Constantinople, with many Byzantine architectural works. After this period of greatness and splendor, the city had and decay. But each time, after every catastrophe, Thessaloniki has recascut from its own ashes, reminiscent of ancient and Byzantine glory of yore.
Today Thessaloniki, University, International Trade Fair and Thessaloniki International Film Festival is a lively modern city with wide boulevards, parks, markets and commercial streets. In Thessaloniki the new meets old: old houses, buildings in neoclassical style, traverne, ouzerii, restaurants, modern hotels, bars, cinemas, theaters and craft workshops. Small taverns and bakeries located at the ground floor offers a variety of Macedonian specialties. Greek cuisine is a blend of flavors present Byzantine flavors of the Middle East, Greek cuisine and modern influences. The upper part of the city (Ano Poli) is full of poetry and charm, with narrow streets and neighborhoods inacantatoare kindergartens, which spreads the sweet smell of flowers and traditional Greek music fills the air.
The city of Thessaloniki has a unique character because of its history, the mosaic of people, culture, architecture and lifestyles. Compared with Athens, Thessaloniki has a different air, Balkan - European, modern, diverse and mysterious, with a much more relaxed and relaxed atmosphere. With a multicultural past, is lucul Thessaloniki where they meet three major religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam, the Greeks, Hebrew and Turkish, they lived in peace and harmony for many centuries.
Thessaloniki | Thessaloniki is the capital of Macedonia and is the second largest city in Greece. It is also called the bride of St. Dumitru Thermaikos or town. It was built around the bay and is surrounded by hills Thermaikos Hortiatis
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