“No man will be left without a homeland as long as Thessaloniki is there” (N.Choumnos 1250-1327)
Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece and is counting more than 2000 years of history. Over the years Thessaloniki has been giving numerous reasons both for the locals to choose it as a place to live and for the world travelers to choose it as a destination to visit and re-visit.
One of the most important features that contribute to Thessaloniki’s charm is the harmonic co-existence of many different significant cultural heritages. In its past, the city has been the home of many magnificent and influential cultures such as the Roman, the Hellenic, the Byzantine, the Ottoman, the Jewish and the Armenian. Visitors can effortlessly unravel all these diverse historical layers while surrendering themselves to the modern pleasures of a city that is well known for the laidback feeling, the phenomenal food and the vibrant night life.
Thessaloniki is also an outgoing city that offers a visitor the opportunity to feel welcome and enjoy everything like a local in an exciting youthful environment with numerous cultural events/festivals all through the year.
Another factor that makes Thessaloniki an ideal destination is its privileged location. Thessaloniki is a great starting point to some of the most desired day trips in Greece. Mt Olympus, Chalkidiki, Meteora, Vergina, Pella, Kavala, Edessa and Pelion are in a convenient distance for a visit. Moreover, the amazing islands Skopelos, Skiathos and Alonissos can be accessed from Thessaloniki’s Port, during summer season.
Last but not least, Thessaloniki is a city that manages to offer generously the feeling of belonging to any visitor, while at the same time it succeeds in creating exciting surprises in every other corner.