Undeniable witnesses of its long history over the years are its numerous monuments. Open and easily accessible to the public, history lives alongside its residents and tells interesting stories about different civilizations, religions, eras. We invite you to read up on the history of Thessaloniki so as to comprehend its unique significance, experiencing it all around you while walking in the city, a history that makes Thessalonians so proud of their past.
The region of Thessaloniki has been inhabited since prehistoric times, while the oldest relics date back to Neolithic times, approximately sixth to fifth millennium B.C. The largest village was that of Thermi, giving its name to the nearby gulf. During the 50’s and the 60’s the city experienced an unprecedented construction growth that transformed the city center to its present form.
Today Thessaloniki is a modern European city, as always, an important trade and transportation center connected to all the Balkan Countries.