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Thessaloniki, Greece
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    (315 BC- )
    Founded by King Cassander of Macedon
    Second largest city of Greece
    Population: 315,196 (2011)
    Controlled by the Byzantine Empire until 1430 and the Ottoman Empire until 1912
    Home of the White Tower of Thessaloniki
    It doesn't get as much attention as Athens.
    Pickpockets are an issue here.
    It was attacked by Saracen pirates (904).
    Two thirds of it was burned and destroyed by a fire (August 18, 1917).
    It was occupied by Nazi Germany during most of World War II.
    Aristotelian University is the country's and the Balkan Penninsula's largest university.
    Football matches of the 2004 Summer Olympics were held at the Kaftanzoglio Stadium.
    It is the finishing location of the Alexander the Great marathon.
    Most of its Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments are claimed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
    Due to its cultural life, events and festivals, it is referred as the cultural capital of the country.
    It has Europe's oldest Jewish population.
    It is the country's very popular street photography destination.

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