Thessaloniki Things to Do

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  • 1. Aghios Dimitrios Church

    Agios Demitrios (Saint Dmitri) was a third century Christian scholar who was martyred by Galerius and whose ghost has apparently appeared at several key battlesites. The significance of Agios...

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  • 2. White Tower - Lefkos Pyrghos

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    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...

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  • 3. Aristotelous Square

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    If you want to start getting to know Thessaloniki, start here at Aristoteles Square. It's the heart of the city, pulsating day and night. At the front, there is the sea, on the sides beautiful...

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  • 4. Aghia Sofia Church

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    The Hagia Sophia (Greek: Ἁγία Σοφία, Holy Wisdom) in Thessaloniki, Greece, is one of the oldest churches in that city still standing today. It is one of...

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  • 5. Paralia

    Published in the beginning of 2013, the final reformation project of Pier A in the Port of Thessaloniki, concerns two parallel levels of intervention. The first one is about the conservation of the...

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  • 6. Galerius Arch - Kamara

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    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...

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  • 7. Traditional Market

    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...

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  • 8. Rotonda

    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...

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  • 9. Byzantine Walls

    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,...

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  • 10. Alatza Imaret Mosque

    Along with the Bezesteni, the Alatza Imaret, a former 15th-century mosque with a poorhouse, or almshouse, is one of the best-preserved Turkish buildings in Thessaloniki. Alatza (many-colored) refers...

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  • 11. Upper Old City Ano Poli

    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...

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  • 12. Byzantine Churches

    Imagine a second Thessaloniki, an underground ancient Thessaloniki, stretching from the Walls to the White Tower, and from Democracy Square to the neoclassic buildings of Queen Olga Avenue. Some parts...

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  • 13. Military Cemetary Zejtinlik

    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),...

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  • 14. Ataturk

    It's a sign of Salonika's rich Turkish past that Mustafa Kemal (Atatürk), the man who created the modern Turkish state and was its first president, was born here in 1881. You can get permission to...

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  • 15. Archaeological Museum

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    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...

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  • 16. Alexander the Great

    be sure to pay a visit to alex, to his big statue close to the white tower. the spears in the ground next to him are the real ones that they used, but they are so huge that you just can't believe that...

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  • 17. Alexandros Megalos Monument

    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...

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  • 18. Folklife and Ethnological Museum of Macedonia

    The Museum owes its existence to the Macedonian Educational Association (Constantinople 1871-1922, Thessaloniki 1924 and on). In 1931 the President if the Association, proposed the creation of a...

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  • 19. OTE Tower

    OTE Tower is a TV tower at Thessaloniki, Greece. OTE Tower is located inside the Thessaloniki Trade Fair, one of the biggest of its kind in Europe. The first black and white broadcasts of the Greek...

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  • 20. Bey Hamami

    This is an old public baths in the centre of the city that is undergoing extensive renovation and repair. Well worth a visit to see what is currently there. You gain an insight into the past. It was...

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  • 21. Film Festival

    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...

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  • 22. Old Mansions

    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...

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  • 23. Galerius Palace

    This Museum feels more like a grade school diarama than an actual museum and thats largely because there are three large diaramas in the basement of the Museum. The exhibits consist largely of...

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  • 24. Prehistoric settlement of Toumba

    It was founded about 315 B.C., on a site of old prehistoric settlements going back to 2300 B.C., by Cassander, King of Macedonia, and was named after his wife, Thessaloniki, sister of Alexander The...

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  • 25. Museum of Byzantine Culture

    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...

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    Nov 2, 2012 at 5:59 AM

    The most important place to visit in Thessaloniki is Atatürk's House.He is the best leader and best commander of all the times.Founder and great leader of Turkish Republic.

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