Cosmopolitan Thessaloniki, Aristotelous Square, White Tower, the port, Jewish Museum and many more historical attractions.
The city was founded in 316 BC by the Macedonian king Kassandros and took its name from his wife and sister of Alexander the Great, Thessaloniki. The second largest city in Greece was and remains a crossroad of cultures, an important port placed in a key geographical location, a city with a great history.
People who came as immigrants, locals and groups of peoples, all left their mark on the city's architecture, cuisine, ambiance. Here the visitor will feel a sense of intimacy. A walk on the beach, where the sky and the sea are tightly embraced and the sunset touches the soul, is enough for you to want to return here forever.
Thessaloniki offers an experience that is always unique and different as it offers archaeological, Byzantine, Muslim and neoclassical historical and religious monuments; a magnificent forest around the city; the large Thermaikos Gulf; old markets and bazaars that operate to this day; and an unrivaled cuisine.
At Thessaloniki, all senses are stimulated. The city has so many elements that change your perspective.
- Join a tour in the White Tower and watch the multimedia exhibition on the history of the city.
- Meet up at Kamara [also the Arch of Galerius] and wander in the wider area before you enter Rotunda.
- Go on a tour and a pilgrimage to the church of Agios Dimitrios and its crypt, Agia Sofia, Acheiropoietos, Panagia Chalkeon, Agios Nikolaos Orfanos and Vlatadon Monastery.
- Walk in Ano Poli, with the cobbled streets, the lowceilinged refugee houses, the fortress structures and the walls. See the view from the Trigono tower, enter the Yedi Kule, the mosque Alatza Imaret and the mausoleum of Musa Baba.
- Go for a walk in the ancient Agora [also Roman Forum] and a little bit further you will reach the old markets of Modiano, Kapani and Bezesteni.
- Enjoy mezedes, meat dishes, local recipes at a small tavern you will find at every corner and fresh fish at the seafront of Krini, Peraia and Michaniona.
- Visit the city museums: Archaeological, Folklore, Byzantine, Jewish, War Museum, Museum of the Macedonian Struggle, Film, Photography, Technology, Olympic and Children’s Museum.