The city of Thessaloniki is making ready to welcome the holidays, stringing up festive lights, dressing up in its finest duds, preparing its Christmas flavours and aromas, and rehearsing its cultural and artistic events.
Thessaloniki, the capital of Macedonia Vibrant.
Bustling Thessaloniki is the second larger city of Greece, but prides itself on being first for culture.It dates back to shortly after the time of Alexander the Great. Archaeologists have uncovered a Greek agora and a Roman forum with an adjacent odeum. As a port city and a hub of trade routes, Thessaloniki once rivalled Byzantium, and churches from the Byzantine period have earned the modern city the status of a UNESCO World Heritage site.