Thessaloniki (nickname Salonica or Saloniki)
According rich Greek Mythology Thessaloniki was the sister of Alexander the Great.
So Alexander the Great - King of Makedonia funded this city a little more than 2300 years before and gave it the name of her sister.
Today is the second largest city in Greece, after the capitol Athens having POPULATION about 1,5 million people.
It is the major city of MACEDONIA. Macedonia is the North part of Greece.
Please do not missunderstand it to the country in our northern borders which named F.Y.R.O.Macedonia.