Thessaloniki , beyond its strategic administrative , economic and commercial status , is also know noted for the great cultural activity of the city , covering the whole spectrum of the arts , making it one of the most important cultural centers of Europe.
The Concert Hall and the Opera House are leading in the field of music , while the National Theatre of Northern Greece has a history of decades with excellent performances that made history , but also showcasing talented actors who tlater became famous stars. The city has one of the most important archaeological museums in the country , while the Byzantine Museum of Thessaloniki hosts one of the most remarkable collections of Byzantine art in the world. Particularly important is also the two Museums of Modern Art of the city , as well as the Art Gallery and the Museum of Cinematography .
The Lazaristes and Earth Theatre , the Theatre Royal and the Center Noesis are some more of the venues that organize or host important cultural events throughout the year. It's also worth mentioning that the cultural activity in the city is colored by many events of smaller private entities , and of course by the annual festivals, such as the Film festival and Demetria .