Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece; a true crossroads between East and West, and a gateway to Southeastern Europe. Founded in 315 B.C., historic Thessaloniki is now a modern seaport city of over one million inhabitants renowned for its wide avenues, quaint squares, tree-lined streets, neoclassical buildings, Byzantine monuments, historical museums, modern theaters, ancient ruins, and warm hospitality. Discover tasteful restaurants, hip cafes, bustling clubs, and elegant shops.
From the beautiful sandy beaches and crystal clear blue waters of the Chalkidiki peninsula to the snow covered ski resorts and challenging mountain treks, it’s all within a short drive away. Thessaloniki is ideally located to offer the best of both worlds.
Most importantly, Thessaloniki is a lively university town with well over 100,000 university students. Literally, more than 1 out of every 10 residents is a student. With a large student population, this vibrant city invites and welcomes young people from all over the world.