Morning snow in Salonika Greece (Griechenland).
This is the city’s west railway entrance.
Watch the abandoned train wagons.
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Thessaloniki Greece is nominated among 15 cities for the Interrail Destination of the Year Award 2015.
Η Θεσσαλονίκη υποψήφια για Interrail προορισμός του 2015.
Thessaloniki (Greek: Θεσσαλονίκη [θesaloˈnici] ), also known as Thessalonica or Salonica, is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of Greek Macedonia, the administrative region of Central Macedonia and the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace. Its honorific title is Συμπρωτεύουσα (Symprotévousa), literally “co-capital”,and stands as a reference to its historical status as the Συμβασιλεύουσα (Symvasilévousa) or “co-reigning” city of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire, alongside Constantinople.
According to the Greek census 2011, the municipality of Thessaloniki today has a population of 325,182,while the Thessaloniki Urban Area (the contiguous built up area forming the “City of Thessaloniki”) has a population of 788,952. Furthermore, the Thessaloniki Metropolitan Area extends over an area of 1,455.62 km2 (562.02 sq mi) and its population in 2011 reached a total of 1,104,460 inhabitants.
Thessaloniki Greece among Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe according to theguardian
“Thessaloniki is brilliant!” said hammersmithtownie, one of several who put it on their list of destinations for the best alternative city break. The historical White Tower is the obvious landmark and there’s a great bar, cafe and nightlife scene. As we recently reported, in our foodie traveller series, it’s also home to the incrediblebougatsan creation – a cross between a croissant and a custard pie … more at