Thessaloniki was founded in the III century BC. Since then, the city has repeatedly become the scene of significant historical events. Moreover, Thessaloniki remains an important center of Christianity – the Apostle Paul preached here and the enlighteners Cyril and Methodius were born. The architectural heritage of the city is priceless, despite the fact that the historical quarters were destroyed during the fire of 1917. The vast majority of the city’s churches and monasteries of the Byzantine period are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Thessaloniki is a popular resort of the Aegean Sea and the cultural capital of Greece. Local beaches are marked with the “blue flag” for cleanliness, comfort and convenience for tourists. Throughout the year, the city hosts many colorful festivals and interesting events. Architectural monuments of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman eras are located right in the middle of residential neighborhoods.