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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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Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Stay Hybrid Hostel offers accommodations in Thessaloniki, just 437 yards from Church of Agios Dimitrios. more...
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Karibu Seasky Suite offers pet-friendly accommodations in Thessaloniki, just 219 yards from Museum of Macedonia Fight. Karibu Seasky Suite features views of the sea and is 437 yards from White Tower. more...
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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...
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City Hotel is located in the centre of Thessaloniki, 50 metres from Aristotelous Square and offers a restaurant-bar. The soundproofed rooms are classically furnished and feature wooden floors. more...
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In the heart of Thessaloniki, the Astoria features modern accommodations and business facilities. more...
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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...
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A few minutes? walk from Thessaloniki centre, Anatolia Hotel offers stylish accommodation with balconies overlooking the city. more...
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In a unique location on Thessaloniki?s seafront, the urban chic Daios Luxury Living includes a Mediterranean bar/restaurant and stylish rooms, both with splendid panoramas over Thermaikos Gulf and the more...
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Strategically positioned in the heart of the commercial and business centre of Thessaloniki, Mediterranean Palace provides 5-star accommodation with magnificent views of the Thermaikos Gulf. more...
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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...
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The Hotel Luxembourg enjoys a prime location, only 165 ft from Aristotelous Square and Thessaloniki?s promenade. It has elegantly decorated rooms with free Wi-Fi access. more...
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Located 0.8 miles from Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum and 0.9 miles from White Tower, Bright Thessaloniki Apartment offers accommodations in Thessaloniki. more...
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Located right across the arts centre Moni Lazariston, Lazart Hotel offers luxurious accommodation just 2 km from the centre of Thessalokini. more...
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Located 437 yards from Aristotelous Square in Thessaloniki, Colors Urban Hotel features a restaurant, bar and free WiFi throughout the property. The rooms come with a flat-screen TV. more...
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Centrally located in the harbour, The Met Hotel features a spa and rooftop pool overlooking Thessaloniki City and Thermaikos Gulf. more...

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