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About Thessaloniki

About Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki is a vibrant student city, full of day and night life. It is a hub for 80000 university students ready to welcome you!

Situated in the Gulf of Thermaikos on the Aegean Sea, the city is well known for its natural beauty, unrivalled sea view, but mostly for its youthful and upbeat flavour. With a population of 1.3 million, Thessaloniki has kept its friendly and laid-back character, making it an ideal student destination, easy to settle in and get around. Whatever your style is, this city will charm you with its rich cultural life, its large number of monuments, its exquisite cuisine, the excellent nightlife and beautiful surroundings.

Thessaloniki’s history spans over 2300 years. The city was founded around 315 BC by King Cassander of Macedon. An important metropolis in the Roman period, Thessaloniki was the second largest and wealthiest city of the Byzantine Empire. Thessaloniki is home to numerous notable Byzantine monuments, including the Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki, as well as several Roman and Ottoman remains.

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