Thessaloniki, also known as Salonica, is the second largest city in Greece and is often referred to as the City of Ghosts due to its rich and often turbulent history.
Over time in this city, there has been a myriad of different religions and ethnicities including Orthodox Greeks, Spanish Jews, Albanians, Sufi Dervishes, Egyptian merchants and slaves, Ottoman royalty and German occupiers. The city has survived war and famine, invasion and drought, fire and flood and has evolved into the fascinating and eclectic melting pot of creativity and culture that we see today.
It is an easy, affordable and laid-back destination to visit in Greece and delivers a lot, from Turkish Hammans and Ottoman Markets, Ancient archeological sites, award-winning restaurants and bars and stunningly beautiful beaches and mountains in close proximity. Do yourself a favour and add at least a few days in Thessaloniki to your Greece itinerary. You won’t regret it!
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