Thessaloniki is a great Greek city with large and diverse history starting at the Hellenistic years and continuing until today. Each year attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists mainly in the summer season. The city of Thessaloniki offers unique hospitality, delicious food, local drinks, good nightlife, entertainment, sightseeing and other activities.
Located in north Greece at the western part of the prefecture of Thessaloniki, in Thermaic Gulf. Semi-cyclically built and surrounded by the forest of Sheih Shu. Thessaloniki is a big and a modern city with an important role in Balkans, the second largest city in population after Athens in Greece and the capital of the region of Macedonia. The climate is Mediterranean and liquid.
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#1 Origin: Thessaloniki as a name derives from the composition of words Thessaly and Win, and it means to commemorate the victory of Macedonians against Thessaly and their allies (Pheres, Phokians etc), in the context of the Third Holy War. Received its name in honor of Cassandrus wife, Thessaloniki, half-sister of and daughter of Philip II the Macedonian.
#2 Hellenistic Period (323 BC 146 BC): According to the ancient Greek historian, geographer and philosopher Strabo, Thessaloniki founded by Cassandrus during the Hellenistic Period, between 316 BC to 315 BC, in Greece. The reason of the foundation of Thessaloniki was the strategic position held by the city as a site which later became commercial and administrative importance. Timeless elements which continues to distinguish Thessaloniki in now days too.
#3 Roman Period (146 BC - 330 AC): In 168 BC, Thessaloniki occupied by the Roman army, declared as a Roman province and since then remains part of the because of the inhabitants of Thessaloniki who do not enrolled in revolutions and uprisings against the Romans.
Between 146 BC to 120 BC, Romans completed the construction of the basic military and commercial bus in eastern administration of "Via Egnatia", which connects the Adriatic Sea with Hellespont and Asia Minor. Construction, which underlines Thessaloniki as the most major crossroad for commercial and military exploitation.
In 50 AC, St. Paul the Apostle spreading the Christian faith in the people of the city which succeeded and became a model for all other Greek communities. But the Christian character of the city is becoming stronger during the reign of Galerius, where Saint Demetris taught and martyrdom in 305 AD.
#4 Byzantine Period (330 AC