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WHAT'S THESSALONIKI LIKE?
Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece, and not only is it considered the cultural hub of Greece, but it is also a major commercial, economic, and political center with unparralleled natural beauty. Situated between a beautiful mountain range and miles of pristine coastline, Thessaloniki is the perfect location for adventure seekers and beach bums alike!
When you study abroad in Thessaloniki, commonly reffered to as 'Salonika or Saloniki,' you will never be at a loss for something to do. Whether you want to relax on spotless beaches, visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites or enjoy the city's high-fashion industry and exciting nightlife, this lively modern city offers endless entertainment opportunities. Thessaloniki is great location to explore the rest of Greece and neighboring countries Turkey and Italy.
Renowned for its festivals and events, each year the city hosts the annual Thessaloniki International Trade Fair, as well as several popular festivals such as the Greek Song Festival and the Thessaloniki Film Festival.
Region and Population
Thessaloniki has a population of 1.3 million and is the capital of Greek Macadeonia.