THESSALONIKI - Nymph of the North - Culture Capital of Greece

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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The White Tower of Thessaloniki, capital of modern Macedonia northern Greece

Visit the White Tower in Thessaloniki, the city’s most recognizable spot! Once you lay eyes on this historic trademark it means that you are in the city of a thousand promises!

Fountain View (Thessaloniki) Photo by Richard Freeman — National Geographic Your Shot

Fountain View (Thessaloniki) Photo by Richard Freeman — National Geographic Your Shot

Floating Umbrellas of Thessaloniki historical #Macedonia northern #Greece in B&W with red contrast

Floating Umbrellas of Thessaloniki historical #Macedonia northern #Greece in B&W with red contrast

Τhe Arc of Galerius,Thessaloniki, Macedonia Greece 1930

Τhe Arc of Galerius,Thessaloniki, Macedonia Greece 1930

Thessaloniki, Metropolis of Macedonia

Thessaloniki, Metropolis of Macedonia

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.

plateia aristotelous - heart of thessaloniki, historical Macedonia Greece

plateia aristotelous - heart of thessaloniki, historical Macedonia Greece

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