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Life in Thessaloniki-Combine studies and entertainment

 

Thessaloniki a City of culture, events and entertainment

Thessaloniki is Greece's second major economic, industrial, commercial and political centre, and a major transportation hub for the rest of southeastern Europe. Its commercial port is also of great importance for Greece and the southeastern European hinterland. The city is renowned for its festivals, events and vibrant cultural life in general, and is considered to be Greece's cultural capital. Events such as the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival are held annually, while the city also hosts the largest bi-annual meeting of the Greek diaspora. In 2014 Thessaloniki will be the European Youth Capital.
 
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Rent apartment or studios in Thessaloniki

There are several proposals and options to rent nice and comfortable students apartments and studios in Thessaloniki. Student studios and apartments are leased monthly and the price for a single bed studio fluctuates between 180-350 €/month. The price depends on the area and the availability of several facilities (e.g. electricity, laundry, heating, air conditioning etc) are included. Also, some student studios and apartments are leased with an ALL IN ONE rent. By leasing studios with an ALL IN ONE rent you will not have to pay anything extra each month since everything (heating, hot water, electricity (DEH bills), bills for water (EYATH) and electricity (DEH), communal expenses, elevator maintenance, cleaning of communal areas, repairs and maintenance for furniture and hardware, use of washing / drying machines and ironing equipment) is included in the final price. For more information click on the following links:
 
 
 
  

Thessaloniki and summer activities-Close to more beautiful beaches in Greece-Chalkidiki

Chalkidiki is the place that matches to everybody's lifestyle. There are plenty types of activities for everyone's taste. Chalkidiki is the ideal place for couples and families who like excursions, nature, swimming, sunbathing and water sports activities. Also for those who like glamour resorts or an exciting nightlife in modern and exotic summer clubs, Chalkidiki is definitely the place to go.
 
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Thessaloniki and winter activities

Palios Agios Athanasios or Kaimaktsalanis a traditional mountainous village with stone built houses with tiles, built according to the local Macedonian architecture. The ski centretransformed the village into a cosmopolitan winter resortand is considered to be one of the most beautiful mountain villages in Greece, with impressive restored houses turned into luxury hotels, traditional guesthousesand pensions, shops, restaurants and nightclubs.
 
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 Visit the historical place close to Thessaloniki

Travelling back to Mythology-Mount Olympus, the Mount of 12 Gods

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File:Jupiter Smyrna Louvre Ma13.jpgMount Olympus (Greek: Όλυμπος ; also transliterated as Olympos, and on Greek maps, Oros Olympos) is the highest mountain in Greece, located on the border between Thessaly and Macedonia, about 100 kilometres (62 mi) away from Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest city. Mount Olympus has 52 peaks. The highest peak Mytikas, meaning "nose", rises to 2,917 metres (9,570 ft). It is one of the highest peaks in Europe in terms of topographic prominence. In Greek mythology Olympus was regarded as the "home" of the Twelve Olympian gods of the ancient Greek world. It formed itself after the gods defeated the Titans in the Titan War, and soon the palace was inhabited by the gods. It is the setting of many Greek mythical stories. In the words of Homer: Olympus was not shaken by winds nor ever wet with rain, nor did snow fall upon it, but the air is outspread clear and cloudless, and over it hovered a radiant whiteness. Mount Olympus besides being the highest mountain of Greece as well as an important place concerning the country’s mythology and history comprises a complex and unique ecosystem. Mount Olympus is noted for its very rich flora with several species. It is a National Park of Greece and a World's Biosphere Reserve. The complexity of this ecosystem is derived by its morphological structure, its biodiversity as well as from the human interference with the biota.
 
 
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A chance to visit the place were Aristotle was born
Aristotle was born in 384 BC in Stagirus, in Northern Greece on the Chalcidic peninsula. Aristotle (384–322 B.C.E.) numbers among the greatest philosophers of all time. Judged solely in terms of his philosophical influence, only Plato is his peer: Aristotle's works shaped centuries of philosophy from Late Antiquity through the Renaissance, and even today continue to be studied with keen, non-antiquarian interest. A prodigious researcher and writer, Aristotle left a great body of work, perhaps numbering as many as two-hundred treatises, from which approximately thirty-one survive. His extant writings span a wide range of disciplines, from logic, metaphysics and philosophy of mind, through ethics, political theory, aesthetics and rhetoric, and into such primarily non-philosophical fields as empirical biology, where he excelled at detailed plant and animal observation and taxonomy. In all these areas, Aristotle's theories have provided illumination, met with resistance, sparked debate, and generally stimulated the sustained interest of an abiding readership.
 
Because of its wide range and its remoteness in time, Aristotle's philosophy defies easy encapsulation. The long history of interpretation and appropriation of Aristotelian texts and themes—spanning over two millennia and comprising philosophers working within a variety of religious and secular traditions—has rendered even basic points of interpretation controversial. The set of entries on Aristotle in this site addresses this situation by proceeding in three tiers. First, the present, general entry offers a brief account of Aristotle's life and characterizes his central philosophical commitments, highlighting his most distinctive methods and most influential achievements. Second are General Topics which offer detailed introductions to the main areas of Aristotle's philosophical activity. Finally, there follow Special Topics which investigate in greater detail more narrowly focused issues, especially those of central concern in recent Aristotelian scholarship.
 
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A visit to Pella, the birthplace of Great Alexander
AlexanderAlexander III the Great, the King of Macedonia and conqueror of the Persian Empire is considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. He was inspiration for later conquerors such as Hannibal the Carthaginian, the Romans Pompey and Caesar, and Napoleon.  Alexander was born in 356 BC in Pella, the ancient capital of Macedonia. He was son of Philip II, King of Macedonia, and Olympias, the princess of neighboring Epirus. He spent his childhood watching his father transforming Macedonia into a great military power, winning victory after victory on the battlefields throughout the Balkans.  When he was 13, Philip hired the Greek philosopher Aristotle to be Alexander’s personal tutor.  During the next three years Aristotle gave Alexander a training in rhetoric and literature and stimulated his interest in science, medicine, and philosophy, all of which became of importance in Alexander’s later life.  In 340, when Philip assembled a large Macedonian army and invaded Thrace, he left his 16 years old son with the power to rule Macedonia in his absence as regent, which shows that even at such young age Alexander was recognized as quite capable.  But as the Macedonian army advanced deep into Thrace, the Thracian tribe of Maedi bordering north-eastern Macedonia rebelled and posed a danger to the country.  Alexander assembled an army, led it against the rebels, and with swift action defeated the Maedi, captured their stronghold, and renamed it after himself to Alexandropolis.  Two years later in 338 BC, Philip gave his son a commanding post among the senior generals as the Macedonian army invaded Greece. At the Battle of Chaeronea the Greeks were defeated and Alexander displayed his bravery by destroying the elite Greek force, the Theban Secret Band. Some ancient historians recorded that the Macedonians won the battle thanks to his bravery.
 
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Holy Mount Athos-A place for serenity and prayer
The Holy Mount Athos (Agion Oros) is the only Monk Republic in the world. Athos is inhabited solely by monks who still keep their religious traditional life since the Byzantine period which ended in the year 1453. It is a place allowed only for men since it was decreed that "no smooth faced person" is permitted to violate its sanctity. It is an exclusive domain only of monks and hermits. The Holy State embarks on its mountainous hills many impressive monasteries, complemented by beautiful natural landscapes. Mount Athos is a place of continuously devotion to the Orthodox religion with nowadays 20 monasteries and approximately 1.700 monks. Access to Mount Athos is from Ouranoupolis (City of Heaven).
 
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