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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
Astoria, Thessaloniki
In the heart of Thessaloniki, the Astoria features modern accommodations and business facilities. more...
 Makedonia Palace
Makedonia Palace, Thessaloniki
Makedonia Palace is right on the seafront and near central Thessaloniki. It features two restaurants of high taste, a swimming pool, gym and sauna. more...
 Laura Grande Apartment
Laura Grande Apartment, Thessaloniki
Laura Grande Apartment offers accommodations in Thessaloniki, just 547 yards from Museum of Macedonia Fight. more...
 Heliconia n Mousas Apts. (Must)
Heliconia n Mousas Apts. (Must), Thessaloniki
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Heliconia n Mousas Apts. (Must) is located in Thessaloniki, just 643 yards from Museum of Macedonia Fight. more...
 Karibu Seasky Suite
Karibu Seasky Suite, Thessaloniki
Karibu Seasky Suite offers accommodations in Thessaloniki, just 199 yards from Museum of Macedonia Fight. more...
 Laura White Tower Apartment
Laura White Tower Apartment, Thessaloniki
Located 0.6 miles from Thessaloniki Exhibition Center and 0.9 miles from Museum of Macedonia Fight, Laura White Tower Apartment offers accommodations in Thessaloniki. more...
 Anaktoriou Street Thessaloniki
Anaktoriou Street Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki
Anaktoriou Street Thessaloniki offers accommodations in Thessaloniki. The property features views of the sea and is half a mile from Thessaloniki Exhibition Center. more...
 Koromila Apartment
Koromila Apartment, Thessaloniki
Located 91 yards from Museum of Macedonia Fight and 0.7 miles from Thessaloniki Exhibition Center, Koromila Apartment offers accommodations in Thessaloniki. more...
 Traditional House in Ano Poli
Traditional House in Ano Poli, Thessaloniki
Featuring free WiFi and a balcony, Traditional House in Ano Poli is a villa, located in Thessaloniki. The property features views of the city and is 0.6 miles from Thessaloniki Exhibition Center. more...
 Iktinou Plaza View Apartment
Iktinou Plaza View Apartment, Thessaloniki
Iktinou Plaza View Apartment offers accommodations in Thessaloniki. The property features views of the city and is 242 yards from Museum of Macedonia Fight. more...
 Great View In Front of Agios Dimitrios Church
Great View In Front of Agios Dimitrios Church, Thessaloniki
Great View In Front of Agios Dimitrios Church offers accommodations in Thessaloniki, 0.6 miles from Museum of Macedonia Fight and 0.8 miles from Thessaloniki Exhibition Center. more...
 Abc Hotel
Abc Hotel, Thessaloniki
Centrally located and just a few feet from Helexpo Exhibition Centre and several museums, the Abc Hotel features a bar-restaurant and modern rooms. Wi-Fi is available in all areas. more...
 Laura City Egnatia
Laura City Egnatia, Thessaloniki
Located 566 yards from Museum of Macedonia Fight, Laura City Egnatia offers accommodations in Thessaloniki. The property features views of the city and is 0.6 miles from Thessaloniki Exhibition more...
 Lazart Hotel
Lazart Hotel, Thessaloniki
Located in Thessaloniki, 2 miles from Museum of Macedonia Fight, Lazart Hotel features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. more...
 Elegant Supercentral Apartment
Elegant Supercentral Apartment, Thessaloniki
Elegant Supercentral Apartment offers accommodations in Thessaloniki. There is a dining area and a kitchen as well as a private bathroom. A flat-screen TV is provided. more...




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