Monday, February 19, 2018

About Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki (thess-ah-lo-nee-kih) is  Greece’s "second city", and its cultural capital. Thessaloniki, also called Salonica, lets you indulge in fine food, sinful sweets, ultra-chic shopping, an energetic nightlife and more concerts, parties, art shows and events than you can keep track of. Indeed, Thessaloniki’s multitude of young people gives it a vivacious, stylish mood that can be felt in its cafés, restaurants, bars, shops and designer hair salons. Relatively small, Thessaloniki has none of Athens’ traffic or smog. Thessaloniki is packed with life and should be on every traveller’s itinerary.What really enhances Thessaloniki’s hip atmosphere, however, are the enduring symbols of its glorious history, from the White Tower on its café-lined waterfront all the way up to the Byzantine walls, just above the Upper Town (Ano Poli), an enchanting neighbourhood of pretty traditional houses set on winding, peaceful alleyways. Nearby impressive constructions like the 4th-century Church of Agios Dimitrios (said to be the largest in Greece), the enormous Roman Rotunda, and the sculpted Arch of Galerius in Kamara

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