Thessaloniki Things to do

Activities in Thessaloniki are limited. There are almost no chances for active holidays in the city center. The most popular activities in Thessaloniki are sightseeing and shopping. Sightseeing in Thessaloniki is easily done on foot, as most sights are located in a walking distance from each other, usually around Aristotle Square that is considered the most central spot of the city.

Shopping is also a popular activity in Thessaloniki. The shopping triangle in the city center is Egnatia str, Nikis str, and Venizelou str, where there are large shopping outlets next to family shops. There are also large malls and shopping centers in Thessaloniki, such as Mediterranean Cosmos and Shopping Centre Makedonia, both in the region of the airport. Very interesting are also the traditional close markets of Thessaloniki, such as the famous Bezesteni Market.
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Discover the things to see in Thessaloniki, with the best beaches for swimming. You can also find out our selection of places to eat & drink.

Discover the best things to do in Thessaloniki

  • Explore the city
    Explore the beautiful city of Thessaloniki and the most important things to see.
  • Eat & Drink
    Discover our selection with the best restaurants, bars and cafe in the city.
  • Festivals
    Thessaloniki was chosen as the European Cultural Capital for 1997, but also through the numerous important festivals and events that are organized all year round.
  • Wineries
    Discover the wine tradition of the region and taste some awarded wines of Greece.
  • Shopping
    Take a break from your city sightseeing tour and find some shops of interest.
  • Hammam
    Take a break from your long walks around the city and enjoy a traditional hammam.
  • Massage
    Take a break from your long walks around the city and enjoy a massage.
  • Sports
    Discover the sports you can practice while in Thessaloniki.
  • Yoga
    Take a yoga session while on holiday in the city of Thessaloniki.
  • Sailing around
    Find sailing companies that organize bareboat, assisted or skippered boat trips in Thessaloniki.
  • Buy a House
    Have a look in our list with real estate agencies in Thessaloniki that can help you find or construct your perfect home there.