Thessaloniki or Salonica is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of Macedonia, the nation’s largest region. It is the largest city in the wider geographical region of Macedonia, and also one of the largest cities in southeastern Europe.


Thessaloniki retains several Ottoman and Jewish structures as well as a large number of Byzantine architectural monuments. The city hosts an annual International Trade Fair, the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, and the largest bi-annual meeting of the Greek diaspora.

The White Tower of Thessaloniki widely regarded as the symbol of the city.

The Arch and Tomb of Galerius is more commonly known as the Kamara and ornately decorated, crafted with a reddish-coloured stone.

The Upper Town or ‘Ano Poli’ is what remains of Ottoman Thessaloniki, with beautiful wooden houses overhanging the winding streets all the way up to the Eptapyrgio at the top of the city.

The Church of Aghios Demetrios is the most important church in the entire city.

The Arch and Tomb of Galerius, or the Church of Aghios Georgios, is a circular church lacking the classic Orthodox iconostasis.

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