This is the second largest city of Greece, a town with long history, rich culture and amazing lifestyle in more relaxing mood.The most popular spot of the town is ‘Lefkos Pyrgos”,White tower.
Constructed in the 16th century by the Ottomans, it was used as a fortress, a prison and a university workshop. Today it hosts a museum. It is located on the Beach Promenade, (Paralia)where locals and visitors enjoy a long and relaxing walk any time of the day,all around the year.
Aristotle Square also gets busy, as this is the centre of Thessaloniki. Actually most sights and central quarters of the city are within a walking distance from this square.
The Old Town (or Ano Poli) of Thessaloniki used to be the Turkish and the Jewish Quarter. Part of this picturesque neighbourhood was destroyed in a big fire in 1917. Enjoy a romantic walk in the paved streets of the Old Town and a magnificent view even of mt. Olympus at a long distance.
Arch-of Galerious, mostly known as Kamara, was constructed in 305 AD to celebrate and commemorate the final victory of Roman general Galerius over the Persians. Today, Kamara is a popular site and a meeting point in Thessaloniki.
Egnatia avenue is located in the centre of Thessaloniki crosses the city and you can see walking or driving along the Roman Agora, the Arch of Galerius and many nice Byzantine churches on both sides.
The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, hosts exhibits of Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman sculptures,and the discoveries from the tombs of the Macedonian kings at Vergina included the golden larnax and the golden grave crown of Philip II, the father of Alexander the Great.
Ladadika is the top nightlife quarter of the city with many restaurants and bars, while the Old Town is picturesque with its narrow, paved streets and the stone houses.
The sea breeze can be enjoyed not only by the city but also around in the picturesque villages and beaches with crystal waters where you can enjoy water sports activities or just relax by the beach.Many coffee shops and tavernas offer refreshments and excellent food.
Culinary Capital of Greece
The city is famous for its famous cuisine .Enjoy the first taste of Thessaloniki through its street food, try koulouri (a sort of bagles, perfect to enjoy your coffee with), and mpougatsa (pastries filled with cheese or cream ) or go for something more in tavernas and restaurants
where traditional recipes as well as modern trends have created amazing tasty plates.Try excellent fish and seafood dishes with ouzo.Prices in Thessaloniki are lower than Athens for food and services.
Thessaloniki It is an ideal city break and intermediate destination before heading to the beach resorts of Halkidiki, and northern Greece.