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The city was founded in 315 BC by Cassander, in honor of his wife Thessaloniki, sister of Alexander the Great. Since then, and due to its strategic position, Thessaloniki has been a commercial and cultural crossroad that brought together people and ideas from all over the world. The signs of this uninterrupted urban activity for more than 2,300 years are evident in each corner of the city.
Nowadays, Thessaloniki is a big, modern city, with a population of around one million, and an important administrative and financial centre of the Balkans (with more than 120 000 students). Thessaloniki is a beautiful city built between the sea and the mountain. The architecture in Thessaloniki is the direct result of the city's position at the centre of all historical developments in the South East Europe.
The city has hundreds of restaurants, taverns and ouzeries ready to please every taste. As any Greek would tell you, the restaurants and taverns of Thessaloniki are the finest of all Greece and offer cuisine of a distinctly Thessalonian character, combining the spices of east and Mediterranean flavours. You can enjoy fresh fish and sea food as well as famous greek dishes and international cuisine.