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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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 Telioni Hotel
Telioni Hotel, Thessaloniki
Telioni Hotel is favorably located at the heart of Thessaloniki, only 5 minutes walk from the bustling Tsimiski Street, 10 minutes from the Port and 15 minutes from Aristotelous Square. more...
 Electra Palace Thessaloniki
Electra Palace Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki
Located in the impressive Aristotelous Square, the byzantine-inspired, 5-star Electra Palace Thessaloniki features a rooftop bar-restaurant with panoramic views over the Thermaic Gulf, and a more...
 Downtown Seaside Studio
Downtown Seaside Studio, Thessaloniki
Located in Thessaloniki, 500 yards from Aristotelous Square and less than 1 km from Museum of Macedonia Fight, Downtown Seaside Studio has accommodations with free WiFi and a terrace. more...
 Astoria
Astoria, Thessaloniki
In the heart of Thessaloniki, the Astoria features modern accommodations and business facilities. more...
 An apartment for 2-4 friends.
An apartment for 2-4 friends., Thessaloniki
Located less than 1 km from Rotunda and Arch of Galerius, An apartment for 2-4 friends. Offers accommodations in the center of Thessaloniki. more...
 Santa Sofia City Center
Santa Sofia City Center, Thessaloniki
Located in Thessaloniki, Santa Sofia City Center provides self-catering accommodations with a terrace and free WiFi. The property is 0.8 miles from Aristotelous Square. more...
 Makedonia Palace
Makedonia Palace, Thessaloniki
Makedonia Palace is located right on the seafront and next to Thessaloniki City Center and features two restaurants of high taste. more...
 Designer Apartment with Sea View
Designer Apartment with Sea View, Thessaloniki
Designer Apartment with Sea View features a terrace and is located in Thessaloniki, within just 400 yards of White Tower and 600 yards of Museum of Macedonia Fight. more...
 Cozy Central Apt with Sea View
Cozy Central Apt with Sea View, Thessaloniki
Cozy Central Apt with Sea View is located in Thessaloniki and offers a terrace. This apartment has air-conditioned accommodations with free WiFi. more...
 Zotos Luxury Studios & Apartments
Zotos Luxury Studios & Apartments, Thessaloniki
Set within 984 feet of White Tower and 1312 feet of Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum in Thessaloníki, Zotos Luxury Studios & Apartments offers accommodations with free WiFi and flat-screen TV. more...
 The Excelsior
The Excelsior, Thessaloniki
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...
 City Center Studio Cornilia
City Center Studio Cornilia, Thessaloniki
Conveniently set in the Thessaloniki City Centre of Thessaloniki, City Center Studio Cornilia offers air conditioning and free WiFi. 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...
 Beauty Thessaloniki Apartment
Beauty Thessaloniki Apartment, Thessaloniki
Located less than 1 km from Church of Agios Dimitrios, Beauty Thessaloniki Apartment offers accommodations in the center of Thessaloniki. 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...




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