Thessaloniki is the second-largest city in Greece. The city was founded around 315 BC by the King Cassander of Macedon, on or near the site of the ancient town of Therma and 26 other local villages. He named it after his wife Thessalonike, a half-sister of Alexander the Great and princess of Macedon as daughter of Philip II.

Today Thessaloniki has become one of the most important trade and business hubs in Southeastern Europe, with its port, the Port of Thessaloniki being one of the largest in the Aegean and facilitating trade throughout the Balkan hinterland. Thessaloniki is home to a number of prominent archaeological sites.

The White Tower The Roman forum Arch of Galerius

Worth to visit

  • Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
  • Prehistoric Antiquities Museum of Thessaloniki
  • Museum of Byzantine Culture
  • Museum of the White Tower
  • Museum of the Macedonian Struggle
  • Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Thessaloniki Science Center and Technology Museum
  • Railway Museum of Thessaloniki
  • War Museum of Thessaloniki
  • Teloglion Foundation of Art
  • Thessaloniki Museum of Cinema
  • Thessaloniki Museum of Photography
  • Thessaloniki Olympic Museum