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Thessaloniki Museums

Thessaloniki, Greece by Joy of Museums

Thessaloniki Museums

Thessaloniki is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of Greek Macedonia. Historically Thessaloniki enjoyed the status of “co-reigning” city of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire, alongside Constantinople. It is Greece’s second major economic and political centre, renowned for its festivals, events, and cultural life. Events such as the Thessaloniki International Fair and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival are held annually. The city’s leading university, Aristotle University, is the largest in Greece.

Thessaloniki was founded in 315 BC  and became an important metropolis by the Roman period, becoming the second largest and wealthiest city of the Byzantine Empire. It was conquered by the Ottomans in 1430 and became part of the modern Greece state in 1912. It is home to many notable Byzantine, Roman, Ottoman and Sephardic Jewish historical sites.

Museums in Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki Historical Sites

Greek Proverbs and Quotes

Thessaloniki (Salonica)

  • City:                Thessaloniki
  • Alternatives: Thessalonica, Salonica or Salonika
  • Greek:             Θεσσαλονίκη, Thessaloníki
  • Demonym:    Thessalonian
  • Country:          Greece
  • Founded:         315 BC
  • Incorporated: 1912
  • Population:     1million Metro

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“Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts and eloquence… ”
– John Milton


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