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THE HISTORY OF KASSANDRA, HALKIDIKI!!

Pallene is the ancient name of the westernmost of the three headlands of Chalcidice, which run out into the Aegean Sea. It is said to have anciently borne the name of Phlegra  and to have witnessed the conflict between the gods and the earthborn Gigantes. The modern name of the peninsula is Kassandra, which, besides […]

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THE HISTORY OF MACEDONIA, GREECE!!

According to Herodotus, the history of Macedonia began with the Makednoi tribe, among the first to use the name, migrating to the region from Histiaeotis in the south. There they lived near Thracian tribes such as the Bryges who would later leave Macedonia for Asia Minor and become known as Phrygians. Macedonia was named after […]

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THE HISTORY OF THESSALONIKI!!

After the fall of the Kingdom of Macedon in 168 BC it became part of the Roman republic and was further developed into an important trade center actually connecting Europe with Asia through the Roman Via Egnatia. Many of the most imposing and well decorated structures were built during the Roman Era of its history […]

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THE HOTTEST SUMMER DESTINATION IN HALKIDIKI!!

In typical Greek fashion, Halkidiki has some incredible historical sites to marvel at. The Temple of Ammon Zeus is particularly fascinating, whilst Nea Fokea is close by and houses a 15th century church, so Kalithea’s in prime place. Buzzing Thessaloniki has many museums to meander around, too. Why not spend an afternoon wandering around the […]

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THE MACEDONIAN MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART!!

The Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art Thessaloniki was founded in 1979 by a group of visionary citizens of Thessaloniki. In a conversation between Maro Lagia and Alexandros Iolas, after the latter had shown a keen interest in the damage inflicted on monuments by the 1978 Thessaloniki earthquake, Maro proposed the creation of a contemporary art […]

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THE MISSION OF THE THESSALONIKIANS SAINTS!!

After staying for approximately three years in Great Morabia, the two brothers selected a number of students to be ordained and begun constructing some sort of church center for the ordination. Due to the invention of the Slavic alphabet and the translation of the church’s writings they came across the bitter hostility of the local […]

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THE MONASTIR SYNAGOGUE IN THESSALONIKI!!

Children held the flag of Israel. Odes and hymns for David flooded throughout the synagogue. Hands held the Mezuzah parchments of prayer inscribed with religious texts, including those of Rabbi Aaron Israel, Chief Turkish Rabbi Hakham Bashi Ishak Haleva and Israeli Ambassador to Greece, Irit Ben-Abba. The Jewish heikal (sanctuary) opened again. Hymns accompanied the […]

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THE MUSEUM OF THE MACEDONIAN STRUGGLE IN THESSALONIKI!!

The Museum for the Macedonian Struggle is located in the centre of the city Thessaloniki in Central Macedonia, Greece. It occupies a neo-classical building designed by the renowned architect Ernst Ziller and built in 1893. In its six ground-floor rooms the museum graphically illustrates the modern and contemporary history of Greek Macedonia. It presents the […]

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