Thessaloniki is the second- largest city in Greece and the capital of the region of Central Macedonia. At about a million inhabitants, it is considered Greece’s cultural capital, renowned for its festivals, events, and vibrant cultural life in general and has recently been ranked by Lonely Planet as the world’s fifth-best party city worldwide. Furthermore, it is a city with a continuous 3,000-year history preserving relics of its Romanian, Byzantine, Ottoman past. Many of its Byzantine churches and landscapes are included in UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Thessaloniki is the seat of Aristotle University, the biggest university in Greece and SE Europe. It is highly ranked internationally and its campus is at the city’s center.
Thessaloniki is a very pleasant and vibrant city during the summer season, especially at the end of August. Moreover, it is close to world-class resorts in Chalkidiki peninsula.
Details on how to get to Thessaloniki by any means of transportation can be found at HOW TO GET TO THESSALONIKI.
To get around in the city you should rely on OASTH bus transportation.
Detailed information concerning sightseeing, museums & galleries, food options as well as the nightlife of the city can be found here.