Thessaloniki




Thessaloniki hotels

Thessaloniki is the second-largest city in Greece after the capital Athens and an administrative center of the central region of Macedonia.

The city is included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites because of its rich history, starting from 315 BC when the Macedonian king Cassander founded the city. Over the years, Thessaloniki is the capital of the Roman province of Macedonia, an important commercial center of the Byzantine, was conquered by the Crusader conquest and the Turks. It is famous as the birthplace of Saints Cyril and Methodius.

Today Thessaloniki (Θεσσαλονίκη) is an important economic, political and industrial center with a population size of over 800 000 people (with suburbs). Its port is of utmost importance for Greece.

Among the most famous attractions in Thessaloniki are:

* The White Tower - the symbol of the city and the sovereignty of Greece. Located on the seaside boulevard "Niki" on the shore of the Thermaic Gulf (Gulf of Salonica).
* The Byzantine Museum - housed in the White Tower;
* The Church of St. Demetrius - the largest Orthodox church in Thessaloniki. There are relics of St. Demetrius;
* The Galerius Arch - built to commemorate the victory of the Roman Emperor Galerius over the press;
* The Rotunda of St. George;
* The fortress wall.

Thessaloniki hotels are many, and their quality vary from one star to five star all inclusive hotels.

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