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Visit Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, which is the second largest city of Greece, does not offer you any less than the rest of the Greek holiday resorts, beautiful beaches, sunshine and a lot of history. It is located in the northern province of Central Macedonia and is known internationally because of the famous Thessaloniki Film Festival

Thessaloniki is a major Greek center of Greek culture and history. One of the major landmarks of the city is the White Tower, which was built in the 15th century by the Byzantines and has been turned into a museum.Thessaloniki is situated at a crossroad of cultures, which is one of the reasons why this historical city features a number of historical attractions that represent various cultures including the Greek, Roman, Macedonian, Byzantine, Ottoman and Jewish.

Some of the historical attractions of the areas include the Metropolitan Church of Thessaloniki, the Roman Odeum, the mosaics of Agios Dimitrios and the Rotonda. For those who are unaware of it, the Byzantine and early Christian monuments of the city have been declared the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and the city has won the title of the European City of Culture in 1997.

Thessaloniki is particularly popular among tourists for its rich shopping attractions in areas such as Mitropoleos, Tsimiski and Veniazelou. The Mylos area of Thessaloniki is the center of colorful nightlife typical of the region and features a number of bars and nightclubs. Moreover, theaters of the city are also a good way to keep yourself busy.

Thessaloniki and the surrounding areas one of the most beautiful and clean beaches in Greece, and offer blue flag beaches like Asprovalta, Vrasna and Serraiki in the Agios Georgios municipality, Agia Tirada, Peraia and Neoi Epivates, which are even fit for swimming. Other important beaches of the area include Nea Mihaniona, Aretsou and Epanomi.

See also: 

Map of Thessaloniki and places to visit


Thessaloniki places to visit



Chalkidiki guide