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The co-capital

  • General Information

    Other Name: Thessalonica, District: Thessaloniki , State: Central Macedonia, Greece
    Area: 0 -
    Languages Spoken: Greek,French, Italian, and German
    Long Distance Code: 231x
    Importance: Thessaloniki is Greece''s second major economic, industrial, commercial and political centre, and a major transportation hub for the rest of southeastern Europe.
    Best Time to Visit: September to October and May-June
    International Access: Connected to all the major cities of Greece.
  • Description

    Thessaloniki is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of Macedonia, the nation''s largest region. It is honorarily called the Συμπρωτεύουσα Symprotevousa (lit. co-capital) of Greece, as it was once called co-queen of the Byzantine Empire. It is the largest city in the wider geographical region of Macedonia. The Thessaloniki Urban Area. According to an 2008 estimate, the municipality of Thessaloniki had a population of 398,987.
  • Location

  • Climate

    Thessaloniki lies on the northern fringe of the Thermaic Gulf, along its western side, and to its south-eastern side is bordered by Mt. Hortiatis. The city borders the Mediterranean and Mid-European Temperate climates. Annual rainfall has averaged 451 mm (17.75 inches). Snowfall has been sporadic, but has occurred almost annually.