Susanne and I came to Greece so I could attend the 3rd World Summit on Media for Children and Adolescents. We arrived a couple days early so we could play tourist and explore the city; Susanne then returned to the US while I attended the conference.
||Thessaloniki's main plaza.||
||The Agia Sofia church, one of Thessaloniki's UNESCO World Heritage-listed Byzantine churches.|
||The third-century Rotunda was built as a mausoleum for the emperor Galerius, but Constantine the Great converted it into a church, making it the oldest church in the city.||
||The Arch of Galerius, erected in 303 to celebrate the emperor's defeat of the Persians.|
||The arch is within spitting distance of Galerius' Rotunda.||
||Closeup of the arch.|
||Thessaloniki fish market.||
||The monastery of Vlatadon, high on a hilltop near Kastra, the city's Ottoman district.|
||Anti-NATO posters protesting NATO's incursion in Kosovo.||
||One of the many pretty homes winding down the hillside from Kastra.|
||The White Tower, built in the 15th century, was used by the Ottomans to lock up rebellious Janissary soldiers.|
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