THESSALONIKI - Nymph of the North - Culture Capital of Greece

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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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In 1423, Andronicus Paleologos, Byzantine Prince, who was in charge of the city, ceded it to the Republic of Venice with the hope that it could be protected from the Ottomans who were besieging the city (there is no evidence to support the oft-repeated story that he sold the city to them). The Venetians held Thessaloniki until it was captured by the Ottoman Sultan Murad II on 29 March 1430.    Thessaloniki, Macedonia Greece  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

In 1423, Andronicus Paleologos, Byzantine Prince, who was in charge of the city, ceded it to the Republic of Venice with the hope that it could be protected from the Ottomans who were besieging the city (there is no evidence to support the oft-repeated story that he sold the city to them). The Venetians held Thessaloniki until it was captured by the Ottoman Sultan Murad II on 29 March 1430. Thessaloniki, Macedonia Greece - Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

The 4th century AD Rotunda of Galerius, one of several Roman monuments in the city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thessaloniki, Macedonia Greece  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

The 4th century AD Rotunda of Galerius, one of several Roman monuments in the city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thessaloniki, Macedonia Greece - Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Triumphal Arch of Galerius Close Up, Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Triumphal Arch of Galerius Close Up, Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece - Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Triumphal Arch of Galerius Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Triumphal Arch of Galerius Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece - Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Triumphal Arch of Galerius, Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Triumphal Arch of Galerius, Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece - Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Τhe Arc of Galerius,Thessaloniki, Macedonia Greece 1930

Τhe Arc of Galerius,Thessaloniki, Macedonia Greece 1930

Thessaloniki, Metropolis of Macedonia

Thessaloniki, Metropolis of Macedonia

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

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