Photography: Sea and Thessaloniki – Macedonia Greece

My Beautiful Thessaloniki is my hometown and one of my favorite places to be. It is the perfect destination to travel all year long as it combines sightseeings, history, hospitable citizens, good food and drinks, friendly resaturants and bars, luxurious accommodations and amazing sunshine!

Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece, with over 1 million inhabitants in its metropolitan area and the capital of Greek Macedonia.

The original name of the city was “Θεσσαλονίκη Thessaloníkē”. It was named after princess “Thessalonike of Macedon”, the half sister of the Greek “Alexander the Great” and princess of Macedonia as daughter of “Philip II”. Under the Kingdom of Macedonia the city retained its own autonomy and evolved to become the most important city in Macedonia whose name means “Thessalian victory”, from Θεσσαλός ‘Thessalos’, and Νίκη ‘victory’ (Nike), honoring the Macedonian victory at the Battle of Crocus Field (353/352 BCE).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thessaloniki

 

 

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