Macedonia is one of the geographic regions of continental Greece and constitutes the southern and larger part of the wider geographic and historical region of Macedonia. Today it constitutes the northern larger geographic and historical region (25,9% of all extent) of the Greek territory. Macedonia borders with The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (The FYROM) and Bulgaria in the north, southerly with Thessaly and the Aegean Sea, easterly with Western Thrace and westwards it borders with Epirus and Albania.
The self-governed monastic community of Athos, one of the important centres of Orthodoxy worldwide is found in Macedonia, as well as the city of Thessalonica, the metropolis and main city of Macedonia and Northern Greece.
Large cities: Thessaloniki,