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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...
 Bahar Boutique Hotel
Bahar Boutique Hotel, Thessaloniki
Centrally located in Thessaloniki, right next to the vibrant Ladadika district, Bahar Boutique Hotel offers stylish rooms with free WiFi. more...
 City Hotel Thessaloniki
City Hotel Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki
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...
 City Center Flat
City Center Flat, Thessaloniki
City Center Flat is located in the Paralia Thessalonikis district of Thessaloniki, a 2-minute walk from Museum of Macedonia Fight, a 5-minute walk from Aristotelous Square and 500 yards from White more...
 Karibu Seasky Suite
Karibu Seasky Suite, Thessaloniki
Karibu Seasky Suite is located in Thessaloniki and offers a terrace. The property features sea views, plus is a 2-minute walk from Museum of Macedonia Fight. more...
 Laura Grande Apartment
Laura Grande Apartment, Thessaloniki
Located in ThessalonĂ­ki, this air-conditioned apartment features a balcony with city views. Laura Grande Apartment is 400 metres from Aristotelous Square. Free WiFi is provided throughout the more...
 Kalivas Luxury Apartment
Kalivas Luxury Apartment, Thessaloniki
Located a 6-minute walk from Church of Agios Dimitrios in Thessaloniki, Kalivas Luxury Apartment offers accommodations with a kitchen. The apartment is a 9-minute walk from Aristotelous Square. more...
 The Absolute Central Apartment
The Absolute Central Apartment, Thessaloniki
THE ABSOLUTE central apartment Aristotelous sq offers accommodation in ThessalonĂ­ki, right on Aristotelous Square and 500 metres from Museum of the Macedonian Struggle. more...
 Koromila Apartment
Koromila Apartment, Thessaloniki
Located a 1-minute walk from Museum of Macedonia Fight and a 2-minute walk from Aristotelous Square, Koromila Apartment offers accommodations with a kitchen in Thessaloniki. more...
 Heliconia n Mousas Apts. (Must)
Heliconia n Mousas Apts. (Must), Thessaloniki
Located in the heart of Thessaloniki, Heliconia n Mousas Apts. (Must) provides accommodations with a flat-screen TV and a kitchen. Free WiFi is available. more...
 Suitcase
Suitcase, Thessaloniki
Set in the heart of Thessaloniki, close to fancy restaurants and boutique shops, Suitcase offers modern apartments with free WiFi. more...
 Alpinia n Lotus Apts. (Must)
Alpinia n Lotus Apts. (Must), Thessaloniki
Alpinia n Lotus Apts. (Must) has accommodations within 0.4 miles of the heart of Thessaloniki, with free WiFi, and a kitchen with an oven, a microwave and a toaster. more...
 Superior One Luxury Apartment
Superior One Luxury Apartment, Thessaloniki
Located within 300 yards of White Tower in the heart of Thessaloniki, Superior One Luxury Apartment provides accommodations with a kitchenette. Complimentary WiFi is available. more...
 The Trilogy House
The Trilogy House, Thessaloniki
Located in a 1920 building, The Trilogy House offers luxurious conceptual stay in the very heart of Thessaloniki. Everything the city has to offer lies within walking distance. Free WiFi is available . more...




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