Thessaloniki, historically also known as Salonica, is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of the region of Central Macedonia. An area of great historic importance and a crossroad of so many civilizations and cultures, can offer a selection of Thessaloniki private and organised tours and shore excursions, including Thessaloniki city tour, day tour to Vergina , trips to Dion archaeological site or even Phillipi day tour for those interested not only in history but also to biblical and pilgrimage tours.
Thessaloniki honorific title is, literally “co-capital”, and stands as a reference to its historical status as the “co-reigning” city of the Byzantine Empire, alongside Constantinople.The city’s name derived from the original appellation in Greek: Thessalo-niki, literally translating to “Thessalian Victory” and in origin the name of the princess, Thessalonike of Macedonia.
Thessaloniki is Greece’s second major economic, industrial, commercial and political center, and a major transportation hub for the rest of southeastern Europe; its commercial port is also of great importance for Greece and the southeastern European hinterland. The city is renowned for its festivals, HELEXPO the international yearly exhibition, events and vibrant cultural life in general and is considered to be Greece’s cultural capital.