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Browse below Thessaloniki attractions. The listings appear in the order of most wanted pages.

THE ANCIENT FORUM OF THESSALONIKI
The Ancient Forum, the administrative centre of ancient Thessaloniki, occupied an area about two hectares in the heart of the city. Its construction began at the end of the 2nd century A.D. on the site of an older forum dating from early Imperial times. The complex was arranged around a rectangular... more info ...



PLATEIA DIOIKITIRIOU
In the area of Plateia Dioikitiriou - in the historical centre of Thessaloniki - a building square of the city has been discovered with evidence of habitation covering a wide chronological span from Hellenistic to post-Byzantine times. This is the only such architectural unit known in the city. It i... more info ...



Agia Triada
Agia Triada beach in a distance of 22 km from the city of Thessaloniki.... more info ...



THESSALONIKI CONCERT HALL
The Organisation of Thessaloniki Concert Hall (founded on February, 1993) is a public foundation which operates and manages the Congressional and Cultural Center titled "Thessaloniki Concert Hall". Thessaloniki concert hall
25th ╠┴rtiou & paralia, postal code: GR-54646
ďEL: (+32)3108... more info ...



KAMARA (GALERIUS ARCH)
The Arch of Galerius belongs to the Galerian group of buildings, in the SE part of the historical center of Thessaloniki. From the original triumphal arch only three pillars and a part of the brick masonry above are preserved to the present day. The two main pillars are covered with sculpted marble ... more info ...



AGIA SOFIA
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EPTAPYRGIO
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AGIA PARASKEVI CEMETERY
The cemetery of Ayia Paraskevi was discovered 25 km E-SE of Thessaloniki. Excavations conducted in 1981-1986 brought to light some 500 tombs, cist-graves, pit-graves and stone sarcophagi. Each tomb contained a single burial whose orientation varied according to the gender of the dead; women were bur... more info ...



POTIDAIA
Potidaia was founded in ca. 600 B.C. by colonists from Corinth. It played a significant role during the Persian Wars, while its rebellion against the First Athenian League in 432-31 B.C., was one of the reasons that led to the Peloponnesian War. The city was repeatedly captured by the Athenians and ... more info ...



SINDOS ARCHAIC CEMETERY
The Archaic cemetery of Sindos was excavated in the period between 1980 and 1982. It is located 20 km west of Thessaloniki, in the region of the modern village of Sindos. A total number of 121 tombs have been excavated, dug in the clayish earth of a low hill. The graves were mostly cist-tombs (lined... more info ...



OLD TOWN
A must. Take a walk to the old town. The place has a unique atmosphere. Time has stopped and you can walk into Thessaloniki history!... more info ...



CHURCH OF PROPHETES ELIAS
Church of Prophetes Elias (Prophet Elijah). The church has the features of a monastic building. The naos is triconch in plan, covered with a dome. To the right and left of the east apse, two more semicircular structures are attached. To the west of the naos there is the spacious narthex, surrounded ... more info ...



AGIOS IOANNIS CHURCH
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SOCIETY FOR THE MACEDONIAN STUDIES
Founded in 1975, this was the first organised visual art institution in the city, its purpose being to promote and disseminate modern Greek art, mainly that of northern Greece. It occupies the top floor of the building which also houses the State Theatre of Northern Greece. The building was designed... more info ...



CINEMA MUSEUM OF THESSALONIKI
The Cinema Museum was set up early in 1995 following a decision by the Organization for Thessaloniki, Cultural Capital of Europe 1997. Today it is part of the Thessaloniki Film Festival with its own management committee. It is housed in Warehouse 1, a listed building on quay 1 in the harbour, at the... more info ...



GALERIOUS MAXIMIANUS PALACE
The palace complex of Galerius Maximianus was built in ca. 300 A. D. to become the administrative and religious center of Roman Thessaloniki. The Rotonda, the Arch of Galerius, the Palace, the Octagon and the Hippodrome are its main buildings. The southeast part of the complex is still visible. It c... more info ...



AGHIOS NIKOLAOS ORPHANOS
The nucleus of the rectangular church is a long timber-roofed chamber with a U-shaped ambulatory along the three sides and a triconch sanctuary at the east. The marble iconostasis is preserved almost intact as well as a considerable amount of the painted decoration, which has been dated to 1310-1320... more info ...



VILLA BIANKA
Villa Bianka hosts today the municipal gallery of Thessaloniki.... more info ...



LATOMOS MONASTERY
The original church was small and square in plan, with an apse at the east end and an entrance in the west wall. In each of the four corners of the building, a small chamber was constructed, thus forming a cross with equal arms in the area of the naos. The whole west side of the church is now ruined... more info ...



MUSEUM OF BYZANTINE CULTURE
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MUSEUM OF THE MACEDONIAN STRUGGLE
The building was constructed at the end of the 19th century on plans drawn by Hernest Ziller. In 1984 it was rented to the Greek General Consulate and in 1923 it was alloted to the Diocese of St. Gregory Palamas. Until the 1978 earthquake, it had been housing several elementary schools and after it ... more info ...



ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF TOUMBA
The archaeological site of Toumba in Thessaloniki, discovered in 1895, lies on a plateau in the eastern part of the city. It includes the small conical shaped hill with successive building phases of the Bronze Age (beginning of the 2nd millenium - 1100 B.C.), the Iron Age (1100 - 800 B.C.) and histo... more info ...



GIAKO MODIANO MANSION
It was built by the Israelite Giako Modiano who followed the designs drawn by his son Eli Modiano (Ecole Centrle, Paris). It is known as the "Old Goverment House" and from 1913 and onwards it was successively used as a palace, as the residence of the General Governors of Macedonia, as a Religious Se... more info ...



TOMBS AT DERVENI
A necropole of Ancient Lete. Six tombs, pit graves, cist tombs, and one built of Macedonian type were discovered by chance in 1962 in the region around Derveni, 10 klm. NW of Thessaloniki. Some of them were unlooted. They contained male and female cremations and burials with rich offerings, dated to... more info ...



WATER MUSEUM OF THESSALONIKI
The first construction phase of the complex took place between 1890 and 1992 and was undertaken by the Water Company of Thessaloniki, which had prerogative to "supply the city of Thessaloniki and its surroundings with spring water andů water from Axios river". The Company was financed by Belgian cap... more info ...



MOMA
Thessaloniki museum of modern art... more info ...



THE WHITE TOWER
The White Tower is a defensive structure dated to the 15th century. Later, it was used as a guard's quarters by the Janissaries and as a prison for those who were convicted to death. It was built on the place where an older, Byzantine tower once stood. This Byzantine tower connected the east wall of... more info ...



ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF THESSALONIKI
Work on the construction of the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki began in February 1961, to designs by the architect Patroklos Karantinos. The building was inaugurated on 27th October 1962, during the celebrations of the fiftieth anniversary of the liberation of Thessaloniki. In 1971, the displ... more info ...



CHURCH OF AGIOS DEMETRIOS
The monument is a five-aisled basilica, with a narthex and a transept. Under the sanctuary and the transept there is the crypt. A chapel of Saint Euthymios is attached to the south-east corner of the church. Very few fragments of the sculptural and pictorial (mosaics, wall paintings) decoration of t... more info ...



CHURCH OF AGIOI APOSTOLOI
The church is of the complex cross-in square type, with a triconch sanctuary in the east, a U-shaped ambulatory surrounding the three other sides of the naos and an exonarthex to the west of the ambulatory. The decoration of the interior is a combination of mosaics (on the upper part of the walls) a... more info ...