Thessaloniki Diaries,  Greece  Dec.2013

Thessaloniki, is the second-largest city in Greece, with over 1 million inhabitants in its metropolitan area, and the capital of the geographic region of Macedonia, the administrative region of Central Macedonia and the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace. It is also known in Greek as, literally "the co-capital" The city is renowned for its festivals, events and vibrant cultural life in general, and is considered to be Greece's cultural capital. It is home to numerous notable Byzantine monuments, including the Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as several Roman, Ottoman and Sephardic Jewish structures. The city's main university, Aristotle University, is the largest in Greece and the Balkans. (Source:wikipedia.org)

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