Thessaloniki is ideal for all visitors, because as a city of contrasts it covers even the most demanding traveler. Couples, friends, families, professionals, everyone will find something that will pique their interest and win their love for the most romantic, lively, full of opportunities, multicultural corner of Greece! A stroll through the narrow streets of the Upper Town with its colorful houses in the morning, surveying from the Castles around noon, a stop for a coffee and brioche at Terkenli’s bakery, a walk from the beach to the Concert Hall at dusk ...This city is simply magical.
It stretches for about 12 kilometers along the coastline of the inner Thermaic Gulf and constitutes the administrative, economic and cultural capital of Northern Greece. With a population which now exceeds one million and with a rapid spread in the suburban zone, Thessaloniki rapidly develops into a metropolis that is assisted in the development by its commercial port and the lively university community. Some of the most prestigious Greek universities are based in Thessaloniki, with a number of over 100 000 students, such as the Aristotle and Macedonia universities and the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki.
Today Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece after the capital city of Athens, but the course and character of the two cities are very different over time. Thessaloniki with the dozens of Byzantine churches, castles, the Byzantine wall with its towers, the Upper City the former Turkish neighborhood, the Jewish synagogues, the White Tower, the unique architecture of Aristotelous Street, exudes a different "flavor"; a majestic, more Balkan character, with more relaxed paces that have made it famous in Greece and abroad.