Thessaloniki Travel Guide, Greece
The city of Thessaloniki (also famous by the names of Salonica and Thessalonica) happens to be one of the most populated cities in the country of Greece. The city of Thessaloniki is also the capital city for the Macedonia Region which is amongst the 10 regions that make up the country of Greece. The city of Thessaloniki as gained enough promotion in last couple of years after many national as well as international level fairs were held in this city itself. These festivals were Thessaloniki International Film Festival, the annual International Trade Festival, and the largest gathering of Greek Dispora which takes place twice every year in some corner of Greece.
The annual average temperature for the city of Thessaloniki is around 20 degree Celsius. The annual average highest temperature for the city of Thessaloniki is around 30 degree Celsius. On the other hand the annual average minimum temperature for the city of Thessaloniki is around 10 degree Celsius. The city of Thessaloniki receives around 450 mm of annual rainfall on an average. The city of Thessaloniki has no set time period when it experiences rain and mostly thunderstorms hit the city and bring some rain with them. Although snowfall for the city of Thessaloniki isn’t regular yet every year there is some period when the city of Thessaloniki experiences snowfall. If you are lucky then you will get the chance to enjoy snowfall!
The winter season in the city of Thessaloniki is dry and chilling. Of course this is the period when the city of Thessaloniki experiences snowfall but it doesn’t continue for any long time periods. Record minimum temperature for the city of Thessaloniki was -14 degree Celsius. Summers in the city of Thessaloniki are hot with humid nights. The record maximum temperature which has ever been experienced by the city of Thessaloniki was 44 degree Celsius.
Transportation facilities in the city of Thessaloniki are becoming world class. The city of Thessaloniki has will have its own Metro Rail system by the year 2012. Similarly the commuter rail system is slowly strengthening its roots and soon will have a complex network in this city. Motorways are also available in the city of Thessaloniki with many highways already serving the locals as well as foreign tourists. The city of Thessaloniki has an International Airport in its proximity plus a dedicated network of railway system which always adds stars to the name of this city.
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review by lindamura posted more then 30 days ago
A visitor approaching Thessaloniki from the sea will have a first glimpse of a modern metropolis, lots of blocks of flats and other modern buildings. This sight was very different a few hundred years ago. A major change in the façade of the city took place after the 1917 fire destroyed a...
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The Rotunda is also known by the name of Agios Giorgos. It was first a Roman mausoleum, then a Christian church and later a mosque, quite a history, right? It is the oldest building in Thessaloniki, built in the 4th century AD by the...
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