Thessaloniki is a modern large city with over 1 million. Inhabitants, is the largest urban center in northern Greece. Located in a fertile soil that grows around the rivers Axios, French and Loudias the Koronia and Volvi lakes, and seas of Thermaikos and Strymonikos. Inhabited since prehistoric times and in the region there are traces of life from that time.
The city was founded in 315 BC King of Macedon Cassander, son of Antipater general left as editor in Macedonia, Alexander the Great, when he dared the great campaign in Asia. Cassander, he dominated the battle of successors, married his half sister of Alexander the Great, Thessaloniki, and founded in honor of the city by joining 26 small settlements that were around there.