THESSALONIKI - Nymph of the North - Culture Capital of Greece

Real Macedonia
The city of Thessaloniki was founded in 315 BCE by Cassander of Macedon. An important metropolis by the Roman period, Thessaloniki was the second largest and wealthiest city of the Byzantine Empire. It was occupied by the Ottomans in 1430, and liberated from the Ottoman Empire by modern Greece on 8 November 1912.
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Macedonia Greece, 1960s capital, Thessaloniki

Macedonia Greece, 1960s capital, Thessaloniki

White Tower of Thessaloniki - part of the old Fortress that came to eventually be used as a place for torturing Greeks during the Ottoman Turk occupation. Now it stands as a reminder of the struggle and sacrifices made by the Greeks so that Macedonia can once again be free.

White Tower of Thessaloniki - part of the old Fortress that came to eventually be used as a place for torturing Greeks during the Ottoman Turk occupation. Now it stands as a reminder of the struggle and sacrifices made by the Greeks so that Macedonia can once again be free.

Thessaloniki cinema museum Cinematheque, Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece

Getting to know today's Macedonia

Thessaloniki cinema museum Cinematheque, Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece

thessaloniki, Macednia, Greece

thessaloniki, Macednia, Greece

plateia aristotelous - heart of thessaloniki, historical Macedonia Greece

plateia aristotelous - heart of thessaloniki, historical Macedonia Greece

Pictures from Macedonia - Heart of Thessaloniki

Pictures from Macedonia - Heart of Thessaloniki

Heritage house thessaloniki, historical Macedonia Greece

Heritage house thessaloniki, historical Macedonia Greece

Thessaloniki Sunrise, historical Macedonia, Greece

Thessaloniki Sunrise, historical Macedonia, Greece

Ragoutsaria is an Northern Greek tradition held every year in the city of Kastoria. This year, citizens of Kastoria, in cooperation with the Municipality of Thessaloniki transferred this traditional event in Aristotelous Square in Thessaloniki. The Carnival celebrations of Kastoria (The Ragoutsaria) date from the ancient times as they were part of the Dionysian orgiastic rites. They would take place in the middle of winter after the 25th of December, the celebration for the birth of the…

Ragoutsaria is an Northern Greek tradition held every year in the city of Kastoria. This year, citizens of Kastoria, in cooperation with the Municipality of Thessaloniki transferred this traditional event in Aristotelous Square in Thessaloniki. The Carnival celebrations of Kastoria (The Ragoutsaria) date from the ancient times as they were part of the Dionysian orgiastic rites. They would take place in the middle of winter after the 25th of December, the celebration for the birth of the…

Ritual & bathing vessels, banqueting utensils, pieces of armor. 330-320 BC. Thessaloniki, #archaeological #museum. #Macedonia.

Ritual & bathing vessels, banqueting utensils, pieces of armor. 330-320 BC. Thessaloniki, #archaeological #museum. #Macedonia.

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