Macedonia is the largest geographic region of Northern Greece, including 34.231 square kilometres and it is one of the most beautiful and charming, and Central Macedonia provides a wonderful selection of destinations from which one can venture out and explore some of the other charming neighbouring areas. In the Macedonian coastlines the climate is mild and has the characteristics of Mediterranean climate. Advancing into the interior however, which is isolated by the beneficial effect of the Aegean Sea and being surrounded by extended mountain ranges, the climate becomes continental. Macedonia is enhanced with a multitude of fertile plains. They are extended in the length of her rivers and are separated by her long mountain ranges. The western part of Macedonia is also a most mountainous area with plateaus extending between the mountain ranges. The peninsula of Chalkidiki in Central Macedonia is a well-known seacoast spot, famous for its beaches that lead to three smaller peninsulas, shaping the Gulf of Kassandra and the Gulf of Sigritiko. In Eastern Macedonia the Kavala Gulf can be found with Cape Keramon opposing the island of Thassos.
Thessaloniki is the capital of Macedonia and is the second largest and most important port in Greece. Worth to see is the White Tower, the Archaeological Museum, the Galerian Arch (Kamara), the Palace of Galerious at Navarino Square and much more. The shops on the upscale shopping streets of Thessaloniki (Tsimiski, Venizelou, Agias Sofias, Ermou, Mitropoleos, Egnatia and M. Iossif St.) offer a variety of jewelry, popular art and craft objects, fine clothing etc.