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Thessaloniki urban area curves round the Thermaic Gulf. Due to the city's key commercial importance and strategic location, a spacious harbour was first built by the Romans, the famous Burrow Harbour that accommodated the city's trade up to the eighteenth century. Later, with the help of silt deposits from the river Axios, the original port was reclaimed as land and the port built beyond it. Remnants of the old harbour's docks can be found nowadays under Odos Frangon Street, near the Catholic Church.

Today Thessaloniki is a one of the most important trade and communications centres in the Mediterranean. Its port is of a great importance for Greece and for its southeast European hinterland.

For Thessaloniki history see http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Greece/photo558348.htm

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