Skip to main content

Greece - Salonika

Salonika (or Salonica as it was sometimes spelt) was the name by which the city of  Thessaloníki in northern Greece was known in western Europe until the early 20th century.  It is the second largest city in Greece and the capital of Greek Macedonia, located at the north-west corner of the Aegean Sea.

In October 1915, during World War I, a large Allied expeditionary force established a base at Salonika against pro-German Bulgaria. This culminated in the establishment of the Macedonian Front, also known as the Salonika Front.

Letters mentioning this place: