Thessaloniki or Salonica is the second-largest city, co-capital of Greece and the capital of Macedonia, north Greece’s largest region, lockated 530Km away from Athens. Thessaloniki was once called the co-queen of the Byzantine Empire with Constantinopole, Istanbul.
Thessaloniki is Greece’s second major economic, industrial, commercial and political centre and a major transportation hub for the rest of southeastern Europe. It’s commercial port is also of great importance for Greece and its southeast European hinterland.
Thessaloniki retains several Ottoman and Jewish structures as well as a large number of Byzantine architectural monuments, churches and the white tower. Here St. Paul spread the word of Christianity to the Macedonians.

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