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!

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

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

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

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

“Wine can of their wits the wise beguile, Make the sage frolic, and the serious smile” ― #Homer #HappyNewYear2018 to one and all from Real #Macedonia and the rest of #Greece. #Thank you all for your pins, comments, and saves. Have fun, stay safe and see you all in the new year.

“Wine can of their wits the wise beguile, Make the sage frolic, and the serious smile” ― #Homer #HappyNewYear2018 to one and all from Real #Macedonia and the rest of #Greece. #Thank you all for your pins, comments, and saves. Have fun, stay safe and see you all in the new year.

White Tower of Thessaloniki, historical #Macedonia, northern Greece

White Tower of Thessaloniki, historical northern Greece

Thessaloniki - Macedonia Greece - Jewel of Macedonia past and present

Thessaloniki - Macedonia Greece - Jewel of Macedonia past and present

White tower of Thessaloniki from behind the statue of Philip II (Filippos II) #thessaloniki #macedonia #greece.

White Tower of seen through the corinthian helmet of the ancient Greek king of Philip II

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 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, Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Thessaloniki, Greece - Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

#Waterfront #promenade along the Thermaic gulf in #thessaloniki #macedonia northern #greece. #photooftheday #photograph #photooftheday

Thessaloniki, Macedonia northern Greece - of the - along the Thermaic gulf in northern

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

Thessaloniki, 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

Happy new year 2018 ! Καλή χρονιά σε όλους ! #2018 #thessaloníki - the jewel of Macedonia #Greece

Happy new year 2018 ! Καλή χρονιά σε όλους ! #2018 #thessaloníki - the jewel of Macedonia #Greece

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