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Useful information for tourists about Thessaloniki in Greece

The city of Thessaloniki is the capital of Greek Macedonia. In its appearance the turbulent history of this region is captured: for centuries the Romans, Byzantines, Ottoman Turks were its masters. All of them contributed to the cultural mosaic of the city.

Thessaloniki is known as a unique open-air museum of Byzantine art. Many interesting historical sights are scattered around the city. Of particular interest are the tombs of King Philip (father of Alexander the Great) with golden sarcophagi, valuable utensils and weapons, as well as the excavations of ancient Pella, the first capital of the Macedonian kingdom. From the village of Litohoron in the vicinity of Thessaloniki begins the route of climbing Mount Olympus.
Thessaloniki is located on the shores of the Thermal Bay, famous for its exceptionally clear water. Many of the local beaches are marked by the “Blue Flags” of the European Community – a reward awarded for the cleanliness of the sea and the coast.
Tourists are waiting for unforgettable entertainment, diving, surfing and scuba diving, and children will be delighted with each of the four water parks, where they are waiting for a variety of exciting attractions, water slides and pools with artificial waves.

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Languages spokenGreek
Currency usedEUR

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