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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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 Hotel El Greco
Hotel El Greco, Thessaloniki
El Greco is centrally located in Thessaloniki, just a 5-minute walk from Aristotelous Square and a 20-minute walk from the White Tower. more...
 Electra Palace Thessaloniki
Electra Palace Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki
Electra Palace Thessaloniki is a 5-star flagship hotel in the heart of Thessaloniki, in the impressive Aristotelous Square. more...
 Irodotou Studio
Irodotou Studio, Thessaloniki
In the Ano Poli district of Thessaloniki, close to Church of Agios Dimitrios, Irodotou Studio has a terrace, free WiFi and a washing machine. With city views, this property has a balcony. more...
 Astoria
Astoria, Thessaloniki
In the heart of Thessaloniki, the Astoria features modern accommodations and business facilities. more...
 majestic sea view apartment
majestic sea view apartment, Thessaloniki
Located in Thessaloniki, 1.4 miles from Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum and 2 miles from Rotunda and Arch of Galerius, majestic sea view apartment provides accommodations with free WiFi, air more...
 Charming Studio In The Heart Of City Center
Charming Studio In The Heart Of City Center, Thessaloniki
Offering free WiFi and city views, Charming Studio In The Heart Of City Center is a property located right in the heart of Thessaloniki, just a 6-minute walk from Museum of Macedonia Fight and half a more...
 Mediterranean Palace
Mediterranean Palace, Thessaloniki
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...
 The Met Hotel
The Met Hotel, Thessaloniki
Centrally located in the harbor, The Met Hotel features a spa and rooftop pool overlooking Thessaloniki City and Thermaikos Gulf. more...
 Daios Luxury Living
Daios Luxury Living, Thessaloniki
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...
 Stemma superior luxury apartment
Stemma superior luxury apartment, Thessaloniki
Located in the Thessaloniki City Centre of Thessaloniki, within a 14-minute walk of Aristotelous Square and 0.8 miles of Museum of Macedonia Fight, Stemma superior luxury apartment offers city views. more...
 Levis Str Modern cozy Apartment
Levis Str Modern cozy Apartment, Thessaloniki
Located in Thessaloniki, a 19-minute walk from Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum and 1.8 miles from Rotunda and Arch of Galerius, Levis Str Modern cozy Apartment provides accommodations with more...
 City Center Penthouse
City Center Penthouse, Thessaloniki
Featuring sea views, City Center Penthouse provides accommodations with a balcony and an electric tea pot, around a 5-minute walk from Museum of Macedonia Fight. more...
 Stylish and comfortable apartment in the center!
Stylish and comfortable apartment in the center!, Thessaloniki
In the Thessaloniki City Centre district of Thessaloniki, close to Church of Agios Dimitrios, Stylish and comfortable apartment in the center! has free WiFi and a washing machine. more...
 City Hotel Thessaloniki
City Hotel Thessaloniki, 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...
 Plaza Hotel, Philian Hotels and Resorts
Plaza Hotel, Philian Hotels and Resorts, Thessaloniki
In Ladadika Area, Plaza Hotel is just 165 ft from the harbor and close to the city's center. It features a stylish bar and free Wi-Fi access in all areas. more...




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