The white tower is certainly prominant here. It has been turned into a very effective museum. You clime uo to the various levels inside via the spiral staircase and eventually reach the top from where... more
Over 1000 years of social, secular life and religious rites are being displayed at this very interesting museum. It houses six permanent exhibitions of objects from the Early Byzantine period (300-700... more
Paralia in the parallel street to the bay and and the sea.This type of streets are very common in the Mediterranean region .Because this is the "market Place" for everything
This is where teenagers... more
Emperor Gaius Galerius Valerius Maximianus, who selected Thessaloniki as the capital of the realm, built the arch to the memory of his victory over the Persian forces in 303 AD.
By this victory... more
Built in AD306 the rotunda was either a temple or a mausoleum.
Over the ages it was modified to suit the then usage. This occured several times.
The earthquake in 1978 caused extensive damage to the... more
Mihaniona is a small city near Thessaloniki and it's perfect for taking a sunbath.There is no beach in Thessaloniki that's why you should go somewhere nearby.Mihaniona is the best choice I think.It's... more
At the west end of the market area is the Bezesteni. It was first founded during the Byzantine Empire. In the 16th century it was ranked as the finest bazaar in the whole of the Balkans. To the south... more
The Alatza Imaret is not in and of itself a historical monument - at least thats not how the Thessaloniki tourist authorities want to see it. When I stumbled on it (I was going from Agios Dimitrios to... more
A few kilometres from the city centre, in the quarter called Zejtinlik (the Oil Market in Turkish), you'll find the Serbian cemetery from the WWI. 21,000 allies (the French, Italian and English),... more
Thessaloniki has been caught up in numerous waves of invasions, one of which was the Roman one, when Greece was brought under the control of the Roman legions. Rome held the Greek peoples in special... more
The walls were built just after Cassander found the city in 315 B.C. The sea-front walls were demolished during the last period of Turkish occupation, whereas in the upper section, you can still see,... more
Alexandros Megalos or Alexander the Great is one of the greatest heroes of Ancient Greece and a hugely controversial figure in the modern Balkans. King of Macedonia, he led ancient armies to conquer... more
I wrote you before that the Thessaloniki is the replica of Ýzmir (turkiye) or vice versa
Thats why we have also a hill which dominate the city.Its called Old city this was also the old Turkish quarter... more
Although Lonely Planet suggested that this museum was lacklustre, it was likely only the effect of having visited the Museum of Byzantine Culture just before coming to the Archeological Museum. The... more
If you are in Thessaloniki in November, in the middle of November, you shouldn't miss the film festival. All the films are subtitled in english, so it's easy for everyone to follow.. Although not all... more
Waterland is the perfect place to visit in summer, especially if you have kids. The complex offers 150 acres of water pools and gardens. It is situated a few kilometres from the airport in village of... more
In Thessaloniki, many of the old churches are 1/2 underground.
This is because when Thessaloniki was destroyed many times over the years, the one thing that the residents clung to were the churches.... more
In the southwestern suburb of Kalamaria in Salonica are numbers of fine 19th century villas and mansions, many of them designed by Italian architects in neo-classical style. One such house of some... more
The Armenian community in Greece is small, but, like the tiny Jewish minority, it maintains a presence in the community's historic centres in Greece. There is a small but interesting monument to the... more
At the north end of the Lawcourts Square considerable remains of buildings of the Roman period have been brought to light in recent years, suggesting that this was the Roman Forum. The site is now... more
Art Gallery was founded in 1975 in order to promote and disseminate modern Greek art. It is situated at the top floor of the building which also houses the State Theatre of Northern Greece. The... more
Thessaloniki is one of the oldest cities in Europe! It is the city I have worked and lived the last seven years, when I returned from Norway.
Thess@ became part of modern Greece just 90 years ago. At...
The city of Thessaloniki has very important role in my life simply because the unforgettable hospitality of the citizens of this lovely city .
On the other hand I feel myself "home" ,because this city...