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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 Porto Carras - Meliton Thalasso and Spa is located in Paradissos near the cosmopolitan area of Neos Marmaras in the Sithonia peninsula of Halkidiki. The property is part of the Porto Carras complex and is situated right on the beach, offering guests..
The superb Sithonia - Porto Carras Grand Resort enjoys a sandy beachfront setting outside the town of Neos Marmaras in Kalkidiki, Greece. Set in landscaped gardens, the 5-star Sithonia - Porto Carras Grand Resort offers an All Inclusive package and presents..
**Awarded Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013 ** Set along a five mile stretch of white sandy beach and surrounded by 1.763 hectares of nature, the Meliton - Porto Carras Grand Resort offers a tranquil break away for those who wish to experience..
Nestled away in the exclusive resort of Porto Carras, the Sithonia ¿ Porto Carras Grand Resort offers luxury accommodation that is teamed with a plethora of onsite facilities ensuring those looking for a tranquil or fun-filled break away are catered..
This is a great hotel with excellent service. The well known resort is built on the beach and will guarantee a great luxury holiday. (03/09 EP) Location This hotel is located in the private resort of Porto Carras on the west coast of the second peninsula..
The endless beach, including 25 secluded pristine coves, awarded each year with the International mark of the Blue Flag, offers countless ways to recharge: swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, water-skiing, windsurfing, canoeing, sailing. But beachside..
General Description: Porto Carras Meliton Hotel is located 30 m from the sandy beach. The closest city to the hotel is Marmaras (2 km). Other cities: Poligiros (65 km), Thessaloniki (120 km). To make your stay more comfortable a lobby, shops, air conditioning,..
The establishment comprises a total of 480 accommodation units. A lobby and a reception are available to guests. Amenities include a safe. Internet access and wireless internet access are available in all areas. Gastronomic options include a restaurant,..
This hotel is located in the private resort of Porto Carras on the west coast of the second peninsula (Sithonia) of Halkidiki. Thessaloniki and it's international airport are 105 km away - approximately an hour and a half by car. The nearest village is..
Porto Sani is located around the picturesque Sani Marina. It is an exclusive, luxurious suite-hotel, which offers all facilities, while maintaining the tranquillity of a private club. Enjoying a peaceful setting, surrounded by extensive gardens, pine..
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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