Thessaloniki is among the biggest cities in Greece, and the chief commercial centre and port of Greek Macedonia on the north-eastern coast. Thessaloniki municipality, the historical center, has a population of 325,180 (2011 census), while Thessaloniki Urban Area has a population of 788,950 and Thessaloniki Metropolitan Area has 1,012,300 inhabitants.
Thessaloniki is the second major political, industrial, commercial and economic centre of Greece, as well as an important transportation hub for the rest of southeastern Europe. The commercial port of Thessaloniki is of great importance for Greece and southeastern European hinterland. Thessaloniki City is renowned for its events, festivals and vibrant cultural life. It is considered to be the cultural capital of Greece. Events like Thessaloniki International Trade Fair, Thessaloniki Song Festival and Thessaloniki International Film Festival are held annually. The city also hosts the biggest bi-annual meeting of Greek diaspora. Thessaloniki was the European Youth Capital in 2014.
The city of Thessaloniki is Greece's popular tourist destination. National Geographic Magazine included it in its top tourist destinations worldwide for 2013, while Financial Times FDI magazine declared it in 2014 as the best mid-sized European city of future for human capital and lifestyle. Thessaloniki city center is considered the most popular Greek destination for street photography.
Plenty of fine examples of Byzantine art have survived in the city, particularly the mosaics in its historic churches, including the church of St George and the basilica of Hagia Sophia. Other sights of interest in the modern city include the old city walls and the archaeological museum housing valuable collections from all over Macedonia.
Thessaloniki has a history dating back to the 4th century BC. It was created upon a settlement famous as Therme by General Kassander, who named the town after Thessaloniki, his wife and sister of Alexander the Great. During the 2nd century AD under Roman rule, the town prospered as a highway was constructed to connect it to Asia Minor.
Highlights: Byzantine Churches, Old City Walls, Vergina excavations and Museum
The Thessaloniki cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Thessaloniki, Greece.
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Port Thessaloniki cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Thessaloniki, Greece. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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