YOUR HOLIDAY IN THESSALONIKI!
Thessaloniki is the second biggest city in Greece, after Athens! Nestled in the heart of the Thermaic Gulf, Thessaloniki Greece serves as a commercial, business, and transportation hub for the northern side of Greece.
A city with a long history and rich culture, Thessaloniki is a very interesting place to visit. Either as a holiday destination or as a part of a road trip between the nearby Kavala, Halkidiki, and Pieria, Thessaloniki should be in your bucket list!
The most popular spot in the city is Thessaloniki Beach Promenade. There, both visitors and locals enjoy long walks, marvel at the sea view, and watch the sunset. Apart from the beach promenade, Aristotle Square, which is located right in the city center, is another famous spot. Around this square is the commercial center of Thessaloniki, where you’ll find all kinds of shops, restaurants, coffee places and, of course, the renowned pastry shops of Thessaloniki. What’s more, in the city center, you'll find a great selection of hotels.
MORE ABOUT THESSALONIKI GREECE
Thessaloniki Greece, which lies in the Macedonia region, is the second-largest city in the country! Immediately upon arriving at Thessaloniki, you’ll realize that this city has an enduring history and rich culture! Wandering Thessaloniki town, you’ll come across many monuments mostly dating back to the Roman and Byzantine eras.
The most important landmark and trademark of Thessaloniki are hands down the White Tower. Located at the port of Thessaloniki, the White Tower is the most photographed tourist sites in the city. Another popular site is Kamara. Kamara is an arch constructed by the Roman general Galerius in the 3rd century AD. Other interesting places to visit in the city center of Thessaloniki are the Roman Agora, a beautiful ancient theater, the palace of Galerius, a vestige of the Roman era, as well as the World Heritage-listed Byzantine churches.
Sightseeing is not the only thing to do in Thessaloniki! This town is perfect for endless strolls and city exploration. Walk along Thessaloniki beach promenade, have a coffee at the Aristotle Square, taste the local delicacies at Ladadika, and time travel to the past at Thessaloniki Old Town.
The location of Thessaloniki in the northern part of Greece makes it a perfect base for excursions in northern and central Greece. Thessaloniki has an airport, so you can reach it either by plane, or by train, bus, and car.
Thessaloniki should be on the top of your bucket list!
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HOW TO GET TO THESSALONIKI?
The city of Thessaloniki has an international airport with flights from Athens and some European cities. It can also be reached from Athens by car/bus and train. Some years, it is connected by ferry to the island of Skiathos, in the Sporades.
HIGHLIGHTS: BEST THINGS TO DO
Discover the best things to do in Thessaloniki! From Thessaloniki sightseeing to activities, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate Thessaloniki holidays experience!
The White Tower, located at the beach promenade, is the symbol of the city. Through its history, it has been a fort, prison, meteorology lab and museum.
The Beach Promenade is the most popular spot in this beautiful city. Locals and visitors walk up and down all day this promenade, which is lined up by bars and restaurants.
Ano Poli, which literary means Upper Town, is actually the Old Town of Thessaloniki. Constructed around the castle, on the slopes of a hill, this is a lovely quarter to walk around.
Aristotle Square is the most central spot of Thessaloniki. All important sights, restaurants, bars and hotels are located in a walking distance from this square.
Located in the city center, this is among the most important churches of Thessaloniki. It is not known where exactly the church of Saint Sofia was originally built. The most possible is that it was constructed after the Church of Saint Sofia in Constantinople.
The Arch of Galerius is also known as Kamara. It was constructed by the Roman emperor Galerius to celebrate his victory over the Persians. In a short walk from Kamara is the Rotonda.
The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki hosts interesting exhibits from various excavations around the region of Macedonia, including the site of Vergina.
The Byzantine Castle is located on the hill top above Ano Poli, the oldest quarter of the city. It is constructed on the spot of the ancient acropolis.
The International Film Festival is a very important event for Thessaloniki. It takes place every year on November and presents many film makers.