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The city of Thessaloniki is the capital of the region Central Macedonia and it was first established in 316 BC by Kassandros and named after his wife, Thessalonike, half-sister of Alexander the Great. The name Thessaloniki means "Thessalian Victory". It was the second most important city of the Byzantine Empire, next to Constantinople. Thessaloniki is a town with rich history and an exciting present.

The city is bustling with life and movement. Large avenues, parks and squares provide nice green spaces, and trees line the commercial streets. There are old houses and Neoclassical buildings that stand side by side with modern constructions. The people of Thessaloniki are known for their friendliness and hospitality throughout Greece.

The city is also known for its great cuisine. No one can resist the tasteful sweets, delicious pies, or numerous taverns that offer special Greek dishes.

Byzantine churches, Roman constructions, Muslim buildings, modern architecture, intensive nightlife and stunning beaches - this is the essence of Thessaloniki. Being the second largest city in Greece, Thessaloniki combines more than 2,300 years of history with every facility and excitement that a modern European city can offer a visitor.

Thessaloniki has many historically interesting sights reminding us of past times. The White Tower still stands tall. It was once a part of the ancient walls that protected the city, and they have also survived several earthquakes.

The romantic alley ways and streets makes Thessaloniki a perfect destination for couples in love.

During the summer months you can visit the nearby beaches of Perea, Nei Epivates, Agia Triada, Nea Michaniona and Epanomi. There are many hotels, marinas, play courts, camping places, taverns, etc. Most of the beaches have been awarded with the blue flags by the European Union thanks to the high standards and the clear waters.

Take a walk at the famous Ladadika area, near Aristotelous square, and you will find a number of traditional restaurants, ouzeries and taverns. Enjoy grills and inventive recipes such as Kontosouvli, Giaprakia and Gardoubes with a glass of wine or ouzo. If you prefer seafood, you will be excited when you taste Mussels’ pilaf, grilled sardine, Frutti di mare, Shrimps Saganaki and stuffed squid, in one of the many fish taverns of the town.

Thessaloniki offers a variety of tastes. Traditional Macedonian food, Oriental cuisine and European cuisine.

The presence of pastry making and the cuisine of Constantinople complete the tasty puzzle of Thessaloniki. It is worth tasting the traditional Bougatsa, filled either with cheese or sweet cream, the syrup delights, Ekmek kadaifi, Seker pare, Touloumpa, and the famous Trigona of Panorama.

The nightlife of Thessaloniki is well-known all over Greece, with many bars, clubs, music halls and places for all tastes and ages. Ladadika is the hot spot of the town and the meeting place for young ages and, generally, for all locals and foreigners.

The centre of Thessaloniki consists of big road axes: Tsimiski, Mitropoleos, Ermou, Egnatia, Agiou Dimitriou and Leoforos Nikis streets, which are interrupted by vertical streets, mainly those of Agias Sofias, Aristotelous, Venizelou and Paleon Patron Germanou.

Around these streets the commercial heart of the town is beating every day.

The market of Thessaloniki presents the newest fashion in clothes, shoes, jewels, accessories and furs.

Especially in Tsimiski you will find clothes and shoes from the top fashion designers of the world. Here you will find modern shops, some of them really luxury with products for every style and pocket.

 

The elegant and modern Aristoteles Holiday Resort & Spa is perfectly situated just a stone's throw away from a private sandy beach in Halkidiki in the northern part of Greece. The hotel offers a wide range of excellent services and amenities including..
Situated just 50m from the beach, the Aristoteles Holiday Resort & Spa is a luxurious 4 star in Ouranopolis in Chalkidiki built in the shape of an amphitheatre. It features an outdoor swimming pool, a children's pool, a restaurant, a taverna, various..
The Athos Palace is a 4 star hotel situated in the peninsula of Kassandra, Greece. It is consisted of rooms designed to offer guests comfort and services. The 2 pools and#8211;an outdoor and an indoor-, the gorgeous restaurant with traditional and international..
This hotel is set amidst perennial olive trees and aromatic pines in Halkidiki. This wonderful hotel is set overlooking the emerald green waters of the spectacular Kassandra Gulf. Guests will find themselves just 50 metres away from the beach, and in..
Overlooking the picturesque green waters of the Kassandra gulf and just 500 metres from the nearest beach, the Atrium Hotel is a charming and well equipped property. Set amongst pretty and well-kept grounds, the hotel is sat on the top of a hill and close..
Blue Bay Hotel is an attractive coastal property in Halkidiki, great for couples or families. The sandy stretch of beach is within easy walking distance where you can spend your time soaking up some rays and enjoying the glorious sunshine. Kalithea Beach..
It consists of 14 bungalows with 171 fully equipped rooms- which blend in complete harmony with the natural landscape!With respect to the value of hospitality and attention to detail- we have created an elegant environment whereby all spaces both private..
Hotel Blue Dolphin is a hotel complex situated in the picturesque area of Chalkidiki, Greece. It is an elegant hotel with comfortable rooms. The hotel facilities include a swimming pool, a restaurant, 3 bars, a tennis court and a mini-market, among others...
Surrounded by crystal-clear waters- pine tree forests- picturesque villages and archaeological sites- this hotel is a perfect holiday destination for families searching for relaxation. Nestled on the sandy beaches of the Kassandra Peninsula it offers..
Location This Byzantine style 4* hotel is built in a quiet spot of the nature resort of Cap Sani and its sandy beach, which is surrounded by a pine forest. There are shops and taverns in the town of Nea Fokea (approximately 10 km away). Facilities The..
Churches of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki is famous for its numerous beautiful churches, large and small, dating from various eras, most notably Byzantine. Most are situated in the Upper City area, which is a warren of quaint, narrow cobbled streets and has become a fashionable..
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