Thessaloniki is the capital of Central Macedonia and
the second largest city in Greece. The history of
Thessaloniki begins from the Great Alexander era. During
the Roman periode it was an important center of the
Roman Epire, in the town spoke the apostle Paul.From
Thessaloniki was passed the famous Roman Via Egnatia.
The city flourished also during the Byzantine times.
There are many Roman and Byzantine monuments and
churches. Major churches are the churches of St.
Dimitrios and the Rotunda of St. George. From the Roman
monuments the most important the Kamara an arch made by
the Roman emperor Galerios and the Roman Odeon that is
located in the ancient market. The White Tower is the
best-known symbol of Thessaloniki, while the
Aristotelous Square is the most famous square of
Each year the International Exhibition of Thessaloniki and the Greek song and cinema festivals are the most important events in the city. Thessaloniki has the second largest university in Greece. The railway station of Thessaloniki and the airport connecting the city with Europe and most towns Greece.