"Thessaloniki:The capital of Macedonia" Thessaloniki by athenian80

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Thessaloniki is the second largest city of Greece and also the capital of Macedonia.It was founded in 315 BC by Kassandros who named it after his wife and half-sister of Alexander the Great's.The city reached its peak time in Byzantine period when it was -along with Constantinople-the most important city of the empire.Several monuments from this period are located around the city.Today,Thessaloniki is a lively metropolis of 1 million residents,famous for its refined cultural life and the best cuisine of the country.The largest University of Greece(and of the Balkans)is situated there and it is named after Aristotle,another great figure from this area and teacher of Alexander the Great...
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