How many stories have you ever imagined for a city. Thessaloniki has so many stories to tell us. And a heart made of such stories. The heart of the stories of the city...

This is an official submission for the 2016 Apps4Thessaloniki competition - Tourism edition.

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Thessaloniki is a city full of stories that have been unfolding over 2300 years. They are the stories of her people, of her visitors, of her friends.

Thessaloniki has many stories to tell us.

Add your story too and contribute to the heart-mosaic, made up of pebbles; The heart of the stories of the city!

While much of Greece struggles to attract tourists in difficult economic times, the country's second city Thessaloniki is enjoying a renewed interest.

Rajan Datar discovered that many were attracted to the city for its slower pace, history and culture and a new campaign for more visitors was being targeted at those on cruises, younger people and lesbian and gay tourists.

A beautiful city with much ancient history, churches and monuments like The wight tower, Rotonda, Kamara, Agia Sofia, Agios Dimitrios and more.

Here is a very nice presentation of the city made by a local. Enjoy!

Jews played an important role in Thessaloniki and many parts of the city do have the memories written on them

Nowadays the visitor can visit Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki, the Holocaust Memorial and one of the city’s two historic synagogues, Monastiriotes' Synagogue or "Yad Lezikaron" Synagogue.

Here is the code of this project stored on Github.

GitHub is a Web-based Git repository hosting service. It offers all of the distributed revision control and source code management (SCM) functionality of Git as well as adding its own features.

So this is technical but if you know this is the place to contribute to this project.

Thessaloniki was first fortified by Cassander when he first founded it in 315 BC. The walls of Thessaloniki as we see them today are the result of construction, extension, and repair work that went on from the fourth century BC to the period of the Ottoman rule.

They were originally 8 km long. Unfortunately only 4 of them survive today...

But still the view is gorgeous!

Thessaloniki (Greek: Θεσσαλονίκη [θesaloˈnici] ( listen)), also known in English 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.

Enjoy this night roadtrip!

Thessaloniki itself never doubted its own cultural identity and its millennia of existence, it stands there since 315BC. No wonder it was chosen as the co-reigning city of the Byzantine Empire alongside Constantinople – to prove just that there are several Paleochristian monuments, constituting a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Greece: 1940-41.
Spies and refugees skulk the rainy streets of Salonika, a world port and city of waterfront dives. Salonika is the ancient city of Thessalonica (to the churches of which St. Paul addressed two epistles), but it is also the largest red light district and the home to the largest community of Sephardic Jews in Eastern Europe. Salonika is also the home of spies...

Thessaloniki’s sparkling harbor is almost empty - a good thing. It remains one of the last urban seafronts in southern Europe not hemmed in by a giant marina. Instead, wooden caïques still ply the quiet bay while footpaths trace the meandering waterfront of Greece’s second largest city, some 320 miles north - and a world away - from chaotic Athens.

Read more at the National Geographic article.

The historical profile of Thessaloniki, which began in the Hellenistic era and has continued uninterrupted to the present day, is mainly linked to its Byzantine life. The walled city and its monuments can reasonably be called an open Byzantine Museum. All city monuments, Byzantine, Post – Byzantine and Ottoman – have been declared as historical landmark monuments.

Thessaloniki Food Festival is an event organized by the Municipality of Thessaloniki. It's main focus is to promote the local gastronomy and cousine as also as to establish Thessaloniki as a great option for gastronomy related tourism.

If you come to Thessaloniki do not forget to join the events. They are so 'delicious'!

Nowadays, the historic capital -by right- of Macedonia,the land of Alexander the Great, has evolved into a modern and particularly charming metropolis.
A multitide of monuments and cultural assets and the town’s traditional always exist in harmony with the modern aspects and the high standard infrastructure.
Get the official paper guide and exlpore Thessaloniki.

The 26th AGROTICA event will be welcoming you once again to Thessaloniki from January 28 until Jan 31, 2016. Regularly keeping its appointment every two years, the largest international meeting of sector professionals presents the latest global developments concerning Machinery, Equipment and Supplies. Make sure you participate in the most important exhibition event promoting Agricultural Growth.

The 27th of September has been designated as World Tourism Day to highlight the contribution of tourism towards the international community. It is certainly worth promoting our nation's most productive industry. Joins us at #WTD2016

Thessaloniki celebrates today the Wold Cities Day, designed by the United Nations.

The Day is expected to greatly promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, and contributing to sustainable urban development around the world.

In the upper town of Thessaloniki you can visit Genti Koule (Heptapyrgio); originally a prison back in 1890 but nowadays one of the most famous historical monuments, beautifully surrounded by picturesque taverns and an astonishing view of the sea!

But here you can explore the hidden inside of the monument.

By the way, Heptapyrgio ('Επταπύργιο') means "The seven towers".

Shooting views in this city. The Sun is always at 4500-5900K for 8 hours. Different architect. Different buildings. Different moods. Fog & sun. Rainy & sunny.
Thessaloniki was the favorite place for the great director Theodoros Angelopoulos!