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 nickname is η Συμπρωτεύουσα (Symprotévousa), literally "the co-capital", a reference to its historical status as the Συμβασιλεύουσα (Symvasilévousa) or "co-reigning" city of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire, alongside Constantinople.

The municipality of Thessaloniki, the historical center, had a population of 385,406 in 2007, while the Thessaloniki Urban Area had a population of 800,764. and the Thessaloniki Metropolitan Area had 1,104,460 inhabitants in 2011.

Thessaloniki is Greece's second major economic, industrial, commercial and political centre, and a major transportation hub for the rest of southeastern Europe;its commercial port is also of great importance for Greece and the southeastern 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. Events such as the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival are held annually, while the city also hosts the largest bi-annual meeting of the Greek diaspora. Thessaloniki is the 2014 European Youth Capital.

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Kids’ Contest "Everyday Heroes" Inspired by Greek Revolution

The National Herald 12 Feb 2021
... Director of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival and the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival Orestis Andreadakis, artist Kostis Velonis, art historian and museologist Katerina Gregos, educator and author Kalliope Kyrdi, and artist, designer and architect Xara Marantidou.
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Administrative Changes at the Archdiocese

The National Herald 09 Feb 2021
BOSTON – His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America appointed Archimandrite Athenagoras Ziliaskopoulos Chief Secretary of the Holy Eparchial Synod. Fr ... The National Herald ... Rev ... Archimandrite Athenagoras holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Theology, a Masters of Theology, and a PhD in Theology from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki ... .
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Greek Cinema: The great ambassador of Greek culture and language

Greek City Times 07 Feb 2021
A Touch of Spice (2003) is an experiential film from director and screenwriter Tassos Boulmetis that won eight awards at the Thessaloniki Film Festival Greek Film Festivals help keep Hellenic art and culture alive, modern and relevant.
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Fr. Athenagoras Ziliaskopoulos to Serve as Chief Secretary of the Holy Eparchial Synod

The National Herald 04 Feb 2021
NEW YORK -- His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America appointed Archimandrite Athenagoras Ziliaskopoulos Chief Secretary of the Holy Eparchial Synod. Fr ... Studies. Archimandrite Athenagoras holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Theology, a Masters of Theology, and a PhD in Theology from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece ... .
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Greece's Slowpoke Railway System Getting First Speed Trains

The National Herald 12 Jan 2021
THESSALONIKI -- It’s been a long time coming but sufferers of Greece’s notoriously cranky and slow train system - that had improved under its Italian operator Trainose ... The first of five state-of-the-art White Arrow trains will arrive in Thessaloniki from Italy on Jan.
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First White Arrow train to arrive in Greece on Jan 18

Kathimerini 11 Jan 2021
The first of five state-of-the-art White Arrow trains will arrive in Thessaloniki from Italy on January 18, according Italian-owned railway service operator Trainose.
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H.I.G. Capital Invests in Makios Logistics

The Marshall News Messenger 07 Jan 2021
Founded in 1927, the Company is strategically located next to the port of Thessaloniki. Makios currently owns and operates two state of the art logistics assets in Thessaloniki and also owns logistics assets and land north of Athens with significant expansion potential.
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Digital Townhall Meetings for New Hospitals in Komotini, Thessaloniki and Sparti

The National Herald 27 Nov 2020
ATHENS -- State-of-the-art public hospitals, in accordance with international standards, in Komotini, Sparta and Thessaloniki, with topline diagnostic medical equipment, exclusively single and double rooms, designed to be energy-efficient and environmentally friendly, and, above all, open and accessible to all patients.
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