The regional unit stretches from the Thermaic Gulf to the Strymonic Gulf. The Thermaic Gulf lies to the southwest while the Strymonic Gulf is in the east. Two bodies of water are located to the north, Lake Koronia in the heart of the regional unit and Lake Volvi to the east. There are farmlands throughout the western and the southwestern part, a few in the northeast, the north and along the Axios River valley. The mountains include the Chortiatis to the westcentral part, the Vertiskos to the north and parts of the Kerdylio mountains to the northeast. The regional unit borders on the Imathia regional unit to the southwest, Pella to the west, Kilkis to the north, Serres to the east and Chalkidiki to the south.
Its climate includes hot Mediterranean summers and cool to mild winters in low lying areas and its plains. Winter weather is very common in areas 500 m above sea level and into the mountains.
For families with kids of any age, it offers an abundance of activities appealing to all – hiking, extreme sports, Instagram-worthy destinations, excellent food, quaint towns, friendly locals, and great shopping in Thessaloniki... VIEW FROM White Tower, Thessaloniki.
Koulouri is enjoyed by people of all ages around the country and is most popular in Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece’s largest city’s where you are guaranteed to come across a Koulouri stand ... It then became popular in Thessaloniki, when the Greeks from Asia Minor brought it to the Macedonian city around 1922.
Founded in 315 BC, historic Thessaloniki is now a modern seaport city at the heart of a region 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.
“We have in our hands 4,500 skeletons of citizens from ancient Thessaloniki, dating from the founding of the city to the post-Byzantine era ... From the preliminary findings of the study, researchers have already identified some basic characteristics of the ancient population of Thessaloniki.
A recent exploration of burial sites in Thessaloniki, Greece, has revealed that dozens of the burials are of children and infants ...Unusual Findings During Excavations at Thessaloniki ... There are many takeaways from this discovery in Thessaloniki, and other ancient cultures which buried their dead babies in jars.
THESSALONIKI - Greece’s fabled ancient civilization is still yielding treasures millennia later, with periodic discoveries, now including the discovery of houses and tombs in a northern Greek town abandoned because of mining projects.
THESSALONIKI – Pascha celebrations this year in Thessaloniki – as among Orthodox Christians everywhere – can be characterized by two words. `muted' and `hopeful' ... In the beloved ancient church dedicated to Thessaloniki's patron, St ... Fr ... Demetrios of Thessaloniki in the ancient church’s courtyard ... Demetrios of Thessaloniki. .