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!

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.

Here are some key phrases you have to know in order to familiarize yourself with the city. If you forget them don't worry we have a cheat-sheet for you!

- Frappe (iced coffee drink, friends and relax)
- Chalara (Relax, take it easy)
- Ti me les (What are you talking to me)
- Tsoureki (our traditional cake)
- Hey Kardasi (A way to say: "yo bro!")
- Bougatsa (our traditional pie)

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!

You may not see the best football ever but there is one thing true for Thessaloniki. The football matches are more than a match, they are fiestas!

Here is an example of the pyroshow happening on a football game.

You will never get bored on a football game in Thessaloniki.

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.

Nightlife has a special weight for Thessaloniki people.
There are so many options for any mood and occasion. People in Thessaloniki go out not only every weekend and they really enjoy it. They simply, cannot stay at home!

Coming here the most difficult thing to do will be to decide which place to spend the night hours ;-)

They say that Thessaloniki is the city of coffee. They mean that almost everywhere you can find a cafe bar or another shop offering coffee.

While this may be true taking a coffee (or your favorite drink) with friends is something you can do very easily in Thessaloniki. And it is very rare to find a cafe bar without customers!

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'!

Take a tour of Rotunda of Thessaloniki in Thessaloniki.

The Rotunda is an important historical site in the city which has served multiple purposes including a church and mosque. The then Emperor of Rome ordered the construction of this large domed building in the year 306. Though the original intention of this structure is ambiguous, its first known use was as a Christian church.

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.

Thessaloniki’s cuisine is widely known for its quality and variety. As the formation of the overall culture of the city came under many influences, Thessaloniki’s cuisine is one of the richest in Greece. Traditional recipes as well as modern trends have created a wide range of choices.

Eating out in Thessaloniki or how Greece’s culinary capital is reinventing itself.
It is Greece’s second city but its gastronomic capital – and its bars and restaurants refuse to let tough times spoil a good night out. Just one reason it makes a great city-break alternative to Athens now.

The Thessalonians were never going to let a financial crisis get in the way of a good time!

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