Thessaloniki. Fabulous food; rich cultural heritage; stunning scenery – Greece’s second-largest city has it all. We’ve rounded up the very best of Thessaloniki to make sure you don’t miss out on this seaside star. Athens may get the headlines, but for food, shopping, and access to the Aegean, Thessaloniki punches well above its weight. This is a year-round destination, with youthful energy all of its own – and there’s always something to do and see. From ancient archaeological sites to contemporary art exhibitions, explore on foot and take your pick of the cafes, bakeries, and independent shops and restaurants that line the streets in this bustling port city.