An ideal destination to live and work
A transitional climatic zone. Winters are relatively dry with sporadic snowfalls. Summers are hot with rather humid nights. The average number of days the temperature is above 32°C (90°F) or below 0°C (32°F) is 32.
Central Macedonia, NorthernGreece, on the Mediterranean, in the South-East corner of Europe, next to Asia, Middle-East, Russia, less than 300 miles from seven major economies and research centers in Southeast Europe.
- The city’s name derives from a princess’s name, Thessalonike of Macedon, half sister of Alexander the Great
- Countless archaeological sites from the Roman and Eastern Roman Empire («co-reigning» city of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire, alongside Constantinople)
- Five Star Vergina site (tomb of Filippos of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great)
- European Capital of Culture (1997) and European Youth Capital (2014)
- Thessaloniki International Film Festival & Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival
- National Theatre of Northern Greece & Thessaloniki Concert Hall
- Home of a number of festivals and events
- City full of young people
- World class sporting facilities, hosted soccer games during the 2004 Olympics
- Sea & Winter sport areas
- Top league European and International Events
Eastern Cuisine, famous for the local snacks Koulouri, Trigona and Bougatsa
The city has long been known in Greece for its vibrant city culture, including having the most cafes and bars per capita of any city in Europe; and as having some of the best nightlife and entertainment in the country, thanks to its large young population and multicultural feel. Lonely Planet listed Thessaloniki among the world’s “ultimate party cities”. Thessaloniki is renowned for its major shopping streets and lively laneways.
Well-known destination for summer vacation, with extraordinary sunny beaches (Chalkidiki) and mountain forests (Olympus).