Thessaloniki, founded in 315BC by Cassander of Macedon is filled with interesting history, there are relics from it's Roman, Ottoman and Byzantine past. Thessaloniki was the second largest and wealthiest city of the Byzantine Empire and so there are numerous Byzantine monuments to be discovered. There are also many Roman relics to see as well as Ottoman monuments, such as the White Tower and the Bezesteni. Nowadays it is known for it's cultural events and festivals. There are also excellent restaurants, museums and nightlife in this city.