With a history dating back 3,000 years, Thessaloniki is a fascinating portal into a vibrant way of life.At once historic and modern, this capital of the region of Macedonia is bound to delight almost any visitor.Summers in Thessaloniki are generally hot and dry, and the area receives an abundance of sunshine even during the low season.The main tourist season begins in early July, but spring sees pleasant temperatures of between 15C and 20C, and although the sun can shine up to 8 hours a day, the weather can be quite unpredictable.Thessaloniki is Greece's second major economic, industrial, commercial and political centre, and a major transportation hub for the rest of south-eastern Europe; its commercial port is of great importance for Greece and the south-eastern European hinterland.The city is renowned for its festivals, events and vibrant cultural life in general, and is considered to be Greece's cultural capital. According to the Hellenic Statistical Authority's 2011 survey, the Regional Section of Thessaloniki contains 1.104.460 citizens, whereas municipality of Thessaloniki contains 322.240 of them.
Few other places have such a density of outstanding historic monuments as Thessaloniki.
The artefacts on display come from Thessaloniki as well as a multitude of other sites across Macedonia, from earlier and later excavations.
They cover a chronological framework of 1100 years and each one ...
Athos and Olympus, from sites like Mende, Assiros, Kastanas, Nea Philadelphia. During the course of these centuries the advent of important changes in the economic and social life takes place. BC until the Late Antiquity presents aspects of life of the Macedonians from the creation of the independent Macedonian kingdom in the archaic period to the Roman Imperial era (1st 4th c.
Trade and exchange contacts also intensify and metalworking is on the rise. AD), when Macedonia was a province of the Roman Empire.