Thessaloniki (11/26)

The second largest city in Greece, Thessaloniki is often overlooked by travelers but is worth a visit for history buffs and those who want to see a different slice of Greek life. As the “second city” of the Byzantine Empire, it’s played an important role for nearly 1,000 years. The city’s highlights include multiple UNESCO-listed Byzantine churches, Roman ruins, the famous Ottoman-era White Tower on the waterfront, a great seafront promenade, some of the best food in Greece, and the dynamic city itself.

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Written by James Metcalfe

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