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.
The Derveni Krater exhibited at the Archeological Museum of Thessaloniki is one of the most elaborate metal vessels from ancient Greece yet discovered ... The Derveni Krater was a funerary urn for ancient Greek aristocrat.
Thessaloniki, Greece – A 70-year-old woman in Thessaloniki, Greece, was arrested on Saturday, February 18th, 2024, after authorities uncovered a trove of ancient artifacts and religious icons at her workplace and home... ....
Ancient man ... In ancient times, Vergina was Macedonia’s original capital, known as Aegae ... The site of a palace of the ancient kingdom of Macedonia at the archaeological site of Aigai in Vergina, Greece.
Thessaloniki has clearly always been a more intriguing melting pot of cultures and influences than Athens... The photo book “Thessaloniki ... This, then, was the identity of the people who lived, cooked and ate in Thessaloniki.
... during the reign of Alexander the Great's father, after it fully reopened in ancient Aigai, some 65 kilometers (40 miles) southwest of the port city of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Friday, Jan.
Thessaloniki, Greece's second city, is often overshadowed by Athens but it's 'full of interest', says Tom Chesshyre... Do not miss the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, which is one of the finest museums of ancient artefacts in Greece.
The White Tower, Thessaloniki [Shutterstock]. Thessaloniki ... Thessaloniki is both ancient and modern, Eastern and Western, youthful and old-fashioned, sparkling and run-down, sleepy and restless, and full of creative energy that spawns new ideas.