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Thessaloniki

Greece's second city, is far less touristy than the capital. However few would deny it is equally fascinating. With just under a million inhabitants it combines effortless sophistication with the intimacy of a small town. Located on an attractive bay on the Thermaic Gulf and packed with historical, social, cultural and culinary interest, Thessalonoki leaves few uncharmed. Although the city takes its name from the daughter of a Macedonian general, its period of greatest glory came after the Roman emperor Galerius made it the capital of the eastern empire.

Later it became the second city of the Byzantine Empire, and the magnificent rulers adorned the city with splendid churches and palaces, many of which survived later Ottoman domination. The city's blackest day came in a disastrous fire in 1917 which destroyed most of the oldest districts. Start at the beginning and go to the Arch of Galerius and the Roman agora where xcavations are currently unveiling the ancient city. Then take a stroll to some of the glorious Byzantine churches. The fifth century church of Agios Dimitrios is the largest in Greece and the vast interior holds some wonderful Byzantine mosaics

The Church of Agia Sophia is less famous than its celebrated namesake but is equally lovely. A visit to the archeological museum is definitely advisable. It houses the amazing contents of the tomb of Phillip II of Macedon, the father of Alexander the Great. Be sure to climb up to the White Tower, the city's most famous landmark. It was used as a prison by the sultans and was the scene of a notorious massacre. Thankfully its function today is altogether more pleasant, as it houses a fabulous Byzantine Museum.

Wander the winding streets enjoying the views over the modern city and the splendid bay. The waterfront provides the focus for the modern city and provides ample opportunity for pleasant evening walks. Check out the trendy shops along Tsimiski and enjoy the sun in one of the two waterside squares, Plateia Eleftherias and Plateia Aristetolous. For entertainment, listen to some live Greek folk music in one of the many bars in the Ladadika district and sample the tasty mezedes available throughout the city of Thessaloniki.



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 Astoria
In the heart of Thessaloniki, the Astoria features modern accommodations and business facilities. more...
 Q luxury rooms
Located in Thessaloniki, Q luxury rooms provides sea views and free WiFi, a 16-minute walk from Aristotelous Square and one mile from Church of Agios Dimitrios. more...
 La casa de blue!
Featuring air-conditioned accommodations with a balcony, La casa de blue! is located in Thessaloniki. This apartment provides free private parking, a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi. more...
 Electra Palace Thessaloniki
Electra Palace Thessaloniki is a 5-star flagship hotel in the heart of Thessaloniki, in the impressive Aristotelous Square. more...
 Apartment Agias Sofias Square
In the Thessaloniki City Centre district of Thessaloniki, close to Rotunda and Arch of Galerius, Apartment Agias Sofias Square has free WiFi and a washing machine. more...
 Mediterranean Palace
Strategically positioned in the heart of the commercial and business center of Thessaloniki, Mediterranean Palace provides 5-star accommodations with magnificent views of the Thermaikos Gulf. more...
 Luxury Cozy Large Apartment in the City Center
Luxury Cozy Large Apartment in the City Center in Thessaloniki provides accommodations with free WiFi, a 13-minute walk from Aristotelous Square, 0.8 miles from Museum of Macedonia Fight and a more...
 The Met Hotel
Centrally located in the harbor, The Met Hotel features a spa and rooftop pool overlooking Thessaloniki City and Thermaikos Gulf. more...
 Antigon Urban Chic Hotel - The Leading Hotels of the World
Set in Thessaloníki, an 8-minute walk from Church of Agios Dimitrios, Antigon Urban Chic Hotel has rooms with free WiFi access. The property is 2297 feet from the city heart. more...
 Ariadny's House at Aristotelous Park
Just 2625 feet from Church of Agios Dimitrios and 0.7 mi from Rotunda and Arch of Galerius, Ariadny's House at Aristotelous Park features accommodations in Thessaloníki, with a terrace. more...
 City Plaza Apartments & Rooms
Located in Thessaloníki, City Plaza Apartments & Rooms provides city views and free WiFi, 2297 feet from Church of Agios Dimitrios and 1 mi from Rotunda and Arch of Galerius. more...
 Ace Location | Luxury Building
Located a 6-minute walk from Museum of Macedonia Fight, Ace Location | Luxury Building offers accommodations with a balcony and free WiFi. more...
 The Excelsior
The Excelsior is Thessaloniki’s one and only member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, located right at the heart of Thessaloniki. Free WiFi is available throughout. more...
 Daios Luxury Living
Boasting a unique location on Thessaloniki’s seafront, the urban chic Daios Luxury Living offers a Mediterranean bar - restaurant and stylish rooms, both with splendid panoramas over Thermaikos Gulf more...
 City Hotel Thessaloniki
City Hotel is located in the center of Thessaloniki, 164 feet from Aristotelous Square and offers a restaurant-bar. The soundproofed rooms are classically furnished and feature wooden floors. more...




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