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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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 Stay Hybrid Hostel
Stay Hybrid Hostel, Thessaloniki
Stay Hybrid Hostel is centrally set in Thessaloníki, close to the areas of Ladadika and Valaoritou where several bars and taverns can be found. Free WiFi is provided throughout. 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...
 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...
 Astoria
Astoria, Thessaloniki
In the heart of Thessaloniki, the Astoria features modern accommodations and business facilities. more...
 Laura Grande Apartment
Laura Grande Apartment, Thessaloniki
Located in Thessaloníki, this air-conditioned apartment features a balcony with city views. Laura Grande Apartment is 1312 feet from Aristotelous Square. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property . more...
 Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki
Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki
Only a 5-minute drive from Macedonia International Airport, the Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki offers high-quality banqueting facilities, spacious rooms, state-of-the-art technology and a unique Asian 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...
 The Modernist
The Modernist, Thessaloniki
In the heart of Thessaloniki, The Modernist combines old-world grace with casual luxury, set in a striking 1920’s heritage building. 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...
 Laura Lifestyle and History
Laura Lifestyle and History, Thessaloniki
In the middle of Thessaloniki, located within a short distance of Rotunda and Arch of Galerius, Laura Lifestyle and History offers free WiFi, air conditioning and household amenities such as a more...
 Hotel Luxembourg
Hotel Luxembourg, Thessaloniki
Hotel Luxembourg enjoys a prime location, only 164 feet from Aristotelous Square and Thessaloniki’s promenade. It offers elegantly decorated rooms with free Wi-Fi access. more...
 Tourist Hotel
Tourist Hotel, Thessaloniki
Tourist Hotel is a heritage-listed building only 300 ft from the famous Aristotelous Square and the entertainment district of Ladadika. Its rooms include pay-per-view TV and free Wi-Fi. more...
 Hotel Olympia
Hotel Olympia, Thessaloniki
Centrally located in Thessaloniki, just a 5-minute walk from Aristotelous square, this elegant boutique hotel offers late breakfast and stylish rooms. Free WiFi is offered throughout. more...
 Hotel Nikopolis
Hotel Nikopolis, Thessaloniki
Hotel Nikopolis features an Olympic-size pool and spacious, contemporary rooms with 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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