History of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki was found by Cassander, the Macedonian King in about 315 B.C. on the ancient site of a settlement that dates back to the 2300 B.C. The city was named after the queen who was also the sister of Alexander.
Later on during the Byzantine era, Thessaloniki became the art and cultural centre of the country. The city is home to several famous artists, musicians, poets and writers of all time.
Tourism is one of the major aspects of Thessaloniki. There are various ancient sites and historical monuments located throughout the city. The museum ranges from the historical Jewish Museum and the White Tower to the recently established Children's Museum and Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art. There are several churches, theatres, markets and many more places to be seen within the city.
There are numerous hotels and other accommodation options located in every corner of the city. The restaurants that serve authentic Greek delicacies are always over crowded with tourists as well as locals.
Today Thessaloniki has developed as one of the major trade and communication centres in the whole Mediterranean region.