Hotel Queen Olga

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

44 Queen Olga Ave, Thessaloniki, Macedonia Region, 54001, Greece

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Hotel Queen Olga
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Costs 40% less than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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    OK hotel


    An ok hotel. Nothing special, but certainly adequate.

    Staff are certainly friendly enough and helpful.

    Nothing out of the ordinary really

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Municipal Art Gallery of Thessaloniki

by dimilag

In December 1986 the Municipal Art Gallery of Thessaloniki moved into its new
quarters in a building located at 162 Queen Olga Street, at the corner of 25th
of St. Built in 1905 by architect Xenophon Paionidis, and now the property of the
Municipality, it is fine example of the eclectic style of architecture that flourished
in Thessaloniki, especially in the then suburban district known as "the Towers"
or "the Villas", at the turn of the century. The older residents of the city know it
as the "Villa Mordoch", from the name of the family who occupied it from
1930 - 1940. The building is distinctive for its rich mixture of elements drawn
from the Neo-classical, Renaissance, Baroque and Art Nouveau styles, and
which vary from one facade to the next, thus accentuating the pluralism of the
structure. Also of interest is the decorative paintwork of the interior - well preserved
in certain rooms - as well as the woodcarving.


by StefanosS

"my beloved home-city!"

The byzantine walls.

"White Tower (Lefkos Pyrgos)"

the landmark of Thessaloniki

Aristotle's Square (platia Aristotelous)

The port of Thessaloniki

Another view of the port.

The Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum hosts important findings of the area. Here is a cooper vessel used for mixing the wine. On its side there is a representation of Dionyssos and Ariadni with a group of their companions dancing in ecstasy. Dated at 330 BC.

A high art roman copy of an older statue: Aphrodite (Venus) dressed in a delicate robe revealing a perfect body. The original was of the 5th century BC.

A mosaic found in an ancient mansion, presenting Dionyssos and Ariadni, about 200 AD.

"The ancient Agora"

The ancient Agora.

A porticus at the ancient agora.

A small theatre (Odeon) by the ancient Agora.

Another view of the ancient agora.

"The church of Aghios Dimitrios"

Aghios Dimitrios is the patron saint of Thessaloniki. Here, the entrance side of the church.

A night view of the church.

An old photo of the church, just after the big fire that destroyed the centre of the city (August 1917).

The underground crypt of the church, that used to be roman public baths. Down there took place the martyrdom of St Dimitrios.

The holy place of the martyrdom of St Dimitrios.

An old wall mosaic of the 5th century AD in the interior of the church.

A wall-mosaic of the 12th century in the interior of the church: Saint Dimitrios is blessing the kids.


Rotonda is a Roman building, made rather as a mausoleum or temple of Zeus, early 4th century AD. On the next century was turned to Christian church and functioned as Cathedral of Thessaloniki for more than 1100 years.
On 1590 was turned to mosque by the Turks and after the liberation of Thessaloniki (1912) was returned to christian church. Today functions as church for the University ceremonies and as a museum.

The earthquake of 1978 damaged the monument and long restoration works were necessary, concerning both the static strength and the decoration of the building. Some other earthquake on the 9th century had already beaten heavily the church.

In the church, that today is dedicated to St George, there are parts of mosaics of the 4th century and paintings of the 9th century.

"Other light spots on the city"

The church of the 12 Holy Apostles.

Alatza Imaret, a Tuskish mosque.

Villa Allatini. Today is the Prefecture Office.

"Some architectural ornaments of the city" Queen Olga str...

and a little further... Evzonon str... Dimitriou Poliorkitou str... Sachtouri str...

An old photo of White Tower (colored by hand).

An old neighbourhood at the old "ano poli" (=upper city).

An old house at "ano poli"

Bezesteni, an old "mal" (market place), still in use.

The Ministry of Macedonia & Thrace (Diikitirio).

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki: The old building of Philosophy faculty.

Galerius' palace at Navarinou square.

"The Arc of Galerius"

The Arc of Galerius (Kamara), early 4th century AD.

The Arc of Galerius (Kamara), Galerius' palace and Rotonda were parts joined in an architectural set.

The Arc of Galerius today, after long restoration works.

A detail from Kamara: Galerius' soldiers fighting.

The "syntrivani" on the inauguration day.

Today it is restored and you can see it at Syntrivani square.

"Thessaloniki: satelite view"

The North is to the lower left corner of the photo.

Photo & Text by NASA
STS079-810-033 Thessaloniki, Greece, September 1996.
The second largest city in Greece, Thessaloniki is visible near the center of the image in this southwest-looking view. The city is located in northeast Greece on the Gulf of Thessaloniki, an inlet of the Aegean Sea. The city has excellent port facilities and is a major railroad, commercial, industrial, and financial center in the region. Two lakes are located to the east (left) of the city, the smaller Lake Koronia, and the larger Lake Volvi. The mouth of the Vardar River is visible entering the Gulf of Thessaloniki southwest (right) of the city.

Today's Weather Report

Useful links

City guide of Thessaloniki:

Moni Lazariston
The cultural centre of the west part of the city:

The White Tower and the State Theatre.

Inside the White Tower a small museum hosts some outstanding valuable articles. Here is a couple of bracelets of gold and enamel, dated on 10th century AD.

A view to the west side of the city.

The statue of Alexander the Great at the seaside.

Forum Posts

Nice Hotel

by bogomil

We will visiting Thessaloniki in April for 3 days. Can you recommend me a hotel near to the seaside?


RE: Nice Hotel

by asvetlana

There are several very nice hotels in the centre with seaview - the Makedonia Palace, Electra, Mediterranean Palance, but they are all rather expensive. I can recommend City hotel, also in the center and just 100 m away from the waterfront. See for other ideas.
Have you been to Thessaloniki before? If not, you might want to know that the seaside is a busy and noisy area with a rather foul smell often coming from the sea. The sea is very polluted and of course there is no beach there.
If you want to be close to the sea, you may chose to stay in Perea - that's an area 30-35 km from the centre with an OK beach and plenty of cafes and tavernas at the waterfront.

RE: RE: Nice Hotel

by bogomil

Mersi ;) Thanks.
I just found a great hotel- Orestias Kastorias I think we will use it for our 3 day stay.


RE: RE: Nice Hotel

by asvetlana

That's above Egnatia and about 10 min walk from the waterfront. A very nice location though and central enough for sightseeing. Definitely better than the paralia. Have a great time.

RE: RE: Nice Hotel

by bogomil

Thanks ;)


RE: RE: Nice Hotel

by thessworld

Actually there is not any hotel located in the old seaside (which is near the centre of the city) but there are some other hotels near the new seaside but away from the centre of the city:
Makedonia Palace hotel( expensive )
Queen Olga hotel ( distant view to the sea )

So, if you want a hotel located in the centre of the city, near the seaside
then choose:
Luxemburg hotel ( The nearest to the seaside )
Electra Palace hotel
City hotel
Mediterannean Palace hotel ( The port is located between the hotel and the sea )
Tourist hotel ( cheap but fine )

All these hotels are located not by the seaside but only a block away.

So If I were you I would choose the Luxemburg hotel:

But, if you prefer something cheaper then choose Tourist hotel which is cheap and perfect.

But the perfect choice would be this hotel that is still under construction and opens this spring. If it opens before you come in Thessaloniki then book there:

Here's a site with hotels:

the mansion of Central office for the organisation of "Thessaloniki, cultural capital of Europe, 199

by kate341

hello everyone!i am searching an urgent information concerning this building. what is the exact adress and what is situated in the building now? maybe someone have photos of it inside and outside and also i want to know the year of building it!
thanks in advance
Katya, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Re: the mansion of Central office for the organisation of "Thessaloniki, cultural capital of Europe,

by magdaki

if I understand correctly, you are trying to get info on the building that accomodated the 1997 cultural capital organisation.
it is on 105 Vassilisis Olgas Street (Queen Olga street). Nowadays it hosts the "Organismos Rythmistikou Thessalonikis", I don't know how this translates correctly, it is an organization for the planning of the wider Thessaloniki area. If I am not mistaken, I believe that for many years it was the building for the Red Cross of Thessaloniki. I am afraid I don't have any pictures of it. I made a fast google search, but couldn't come up with anything.
good luck in your search.

Re: the mansion of Central office for the organisation of "Thessaloniki, cultural capital of Europe,

by Yiannis2000

Sorry I didn t see this answer here, the building at present the base of the Organization of Planning and Environmental Protection of Thess@!
Greetings to both!


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Address: 44 Queen Olga Ave, Thessaloniki, Macedonia Region, 54001, Greece