More than 2.300 years of glorious history

Τhessaloniki was founded in 315 BC by King Cassander of Macedonia. He named it after his wife, Thessaloniki, sister of Alexander the Great.

Thessaloniki becomes the most important city in Greece. In 379 AD, Thessaloniki became the capital of the Roman new Prefecture of Illyricum.

From the first years of the Byzantine Empire, Thessaloniki was also considered the "co-reigning" city, alongside Constantinople.

Wandering through the city, which is justifiably considered an open-air museum of Byzantine art, due to it’s significance during the Roman and Byzantine period, it is worthwhile to see the 15 monuments which are included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Other noteworthy attractions are the City’s famous museums, such as the Byzantine museum and the archaeological museum of Thessaloniki.