The city was founded in 315 BC by Cassander, in the beginning of the Hellenistic era and was named in honor of his wife, Thessaloniki, who was half sister of Alexander the Great and daughter of Philip II.

The city became immediately an important financial center and trade and war port, as it was very close to the capital "Pella", which served in many ways.

In the long course of history Thessaloniki was possessed by various peoples and became a place with many nationalities. Between 1912 and the end of the First Balkan War it is the second largest city of the modern Greek state.

Curently, the city of Thessaloniki has a fairly extensive center, where the most of the shops, public services, attractions and recreation places are located in.

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