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Ancient times

Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece, with population 1.000.000 residents, is one of the oldest cities in Europe. It was founded in 316 e.g. on the site of a prehistoric settlement of its time 2300 e.g., by Cassandros, king of Macedonia, and was named after his wife and sister of Alexander the Great. Since then, Thessaloniki became the capital of Macedonia. In Roman times it could boast of having the largest port in the region, while it stood at the point where the high road from the north met the main east- western artery. Many foreign merchants stayed temporarily in this rich commercial center. Saint Paul also visited the city, who preached the new religion there, and later addressed to the Christians who dwelt there his well-known letters. Galerius, ruler of one of the two divisions of the Eastern Roman Empire, choose it 300 A.D. Thessaloniki as his imperial seat.

In Byzantium

During the Byzantine years, Thessaloniki remained a center of culture and the arts, behind only Constantinople in the entire Byzantine Empire. From Thessaloniki, the brothers Cyril and Methodius began their mission to civilize the peoples of the Balkans and Great Moravia and to spread Christianity in these areas. The 904 Saracen pirates besieged and captured the city.

The Turkish rule

Thessaloniki was conquered by the Ottomans in 1430. It remained under the Turkish yoke, that is, about five centuries (1430- 1912). During the Turkish rule, there were Greek schools in Thessaloniki which successfully fought to preserve the Greek language and literature. Macedonian Hellenism rebelled many times to free itself from the Turks. critical turning point in this match, constituted the Macedonian Struggle (1904-1908), during which the Greeks waged a two-front struggle against the Turks and the Bulgarians, guided by the Greek Consulate in Thessaloniki.

The liberation

The 1912 Thessaloniki was once again free to continue its course in history. The 1917 a devastating fire that broke out destroyed most of the city center and much of its heritage. Buildings of rare architecture were completely destroyed.

The 20th century

The period 1922- 1924 brought about the population exchanges that followed the disastrous defeat of the Greek army in Asia Minor. The Greeks who were expelled from Asia Minor came and settled in Greek Macedonia. Thessaloniki continued to maintain its important role in the Greek state, with important policies, economic and cultural activities. Today, after B’ World War Thessaloniki became a modern metropolis.


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