Need a change from the classics in Europe?
Founded in 315 B.C. by King “Cassander of Macedon” and named after his wife, the half-sister of Alexander the Great, the city of Thessaloniki combines the art and culture of a major metropolis with a relaxed, small-town feel and it is a popular year-round destination. Thessaloniki was an important metropolis by the Roman period and the second largest and wealthiest city of the Byzantine Empire. Explore the Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, exceptional Museums, traditional “Kapani” and “Modiano” open markets -a Food Lover's Paradise-, experience fantastic shopping, high-end galleries, restaurants and taverns famous for serving some of the best food in Greece, amazing sea views and many other attractions. No wonder why National Geographic Magazine, Conde Nast Traveller, New York Times and BBC have included Thessaloniki in their "must - visit" destinations worldwide.