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Thessaloniki is the second-largest city in Greece, the capital of the Macedonia region, and an important educational hub with 4 large scale institutions, among which Greece's largest university, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

It is considered Greece's cultural capital, renowned for its festivals, events and vibrant cultural life in general and has recently been ranked by National Geographic Travel in the top 10 Nightlife Cities.

More importantly, it is also a city with a continuous 3,000 year old history; preserving relics of its Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman past and of its formerly dominant Jewish population. Many of its Byzantine churches and a whole district of the city in particular, are included in UNESCO's World Heritage list.

For more information about the city's identity, as well as facts and figures please visit the Thessaloniki Convention Bureau's website.

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