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Travel Guide of Thessaloniki in Greece by Influencers and Travelers

Thessaloniki, also known as Thessalonica, Saloniki or Salonica, is the second-largest city in Greece, with over 1 million inhabitants in its metropolitan area, and the capital of the geographic region of Macedonia, the administrative region of Central Macedonia and the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace.

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The Best Things to Do and Visit in Thessaloniki


1 - White Tower of Thessaloniki

The White Tower of Thessaloniki is a monument and museum on the waterfront of the city of Thessaloniki, capital of the region of Macedonia in northern Greece.

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2 - Aristotelous Square

Aristotelous Square is the main city square of Thessaloniki, Greece and is located on Nikis avenue, in the city center. It was designed by French architect Ernest Hébrard in 1918, but most of the square was built in the 1950s.

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3 - Hiking / Trekking in Thessaloniki

Try out this unique trail in Thessaloniki by hiking or running. You'll see waterfalls, caves, and historical buildings, all mixed up with nature and history facts. 5 km of pure fun and joy! Activity A new adventure awaits you in the second bigg...

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4 - Meteora

The Meteora is a rock formation in central Greece hosting one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries, second in importance only to Mount Athos.

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5 - Chalastra

Chalastra is a town and former municipality in the Thessaloniki regional unit, Greece. Before 1926, it was known as Κουλουκιά - Kouloukia. It was renamed to Chalastra in 1926, to Πύργος - Pyrgos in 1955 and back to Chalastra in 1980.

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6 - Boat Tours in Thessaloniki

   21 km away

Join this enjoyable boat cruise in the Gulf of Thessaloniki for a memorable experience on your trip to Greece, and a chance to see the amazing sunset. Welcoming all ages on board! The boat will leave from Nea Michaniona, a small and charming port tow...

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7 - Thesaloniki

Thessaloniki, also known as Thessalonica, Saloniki or Salonica, is the second-largest city in Greece, with over 1 million inhabitants in its metropolitan area, and the capital of the geographic region of Macedonia, the administrative region of Central Macedonia and the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace.

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8 - Kalamaria

   6 km away

Kalamariá is an affluent municipality of the Thessaloniki Urban Area, located about 7 kilometres southeast of downtown Thessaloniki.

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9 - Stand up Paddle in Thessaloniki

   19 km away

Exercise your entire body, enjoy the serene environment, and why not do some sightseeing? The beautiful beach of Angelochori invites you to come and explore its natural marvels with your outmost, adventurous self! What if you could do some paddling t...

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10 - Port of Thessaloniki

The Port of Thessaloniki is one of the largest seaports in the Eastern Mediterranean. It is considered the gateway Port to the Balkans and South East Europe, located in Northern Greece close to the major Trans-European motorway and railway networks with direct access to the Southeastern European countries.

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11 - Alexander the Great Garden

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12 - Windsurfing in Thessaloniki

   19 km away

Come and learn how to windsurf in the beautiful beach of Angelochori, with certified instructors who'll show you a good time and the best way to catch the wind! Let yourself feel the absolute freedom on a windsurfing board! Just lay back and en...

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13 - Ekklisia Panagia Dexia

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14 - Ροτόντα

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15 - Neoi Epivates

   16 km away

Neoi Epivates is a small suburban town outside Thessaloniki, next to Peraia. It is part of the municipality of Thermaikos in the Thessaloniki regional unit.

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16 - Souroti

   22 km away

Souroti, a rural village in the Thessaloniki regional unit of Greece is located 25 kilometers outside of the city of Thessaloniki. In Greece the village is particularly known for the mineral water bottled there. Administratively it belongs to the municipality of Thermi. St.

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17 - Egnatia

   29 km away
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18 - Kilkis

   40 km away

Kilkis is a city in Central Macedonia, Greece. As of 2011 there were 22,914 people living in the city proper, 28,745 people living in the municipal unit, and 51,926 in the municipality of Kilkis. It is also the capital city of the regional unit of Kilkis.

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19 - Σκρα

   40 km away

Skra, before 1926 Loumitsa is a village and community in the municipality of Paionia, Kilkis regional unit of Greece. In 2011 the population was 187 for the village, and 234 for the community, including the village Koupa.

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20 - Halkidiki

   42 km away

Kassandra or Kassandra Peninsula is a peninsula and a municipality in Chalkidiki, Greece. The seat of the municipality is in Kassandreia.

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How to visit Thessaloniki ?

To get to Thessaloniki, visitors can fly into Thessaloniki International Airport (SKG) or travel by train or bus from other cities in Greece and neighboring countries. There are also ferry connections from nearby islands and coastal cities.

It is recommended to book your accommodations and any guided tours in advance, especially during the peak tourist season (June to September). Some popular tours include historical walking tours, day trips to nearby Mount Olympus or Halkidiki, and food and wine tours.

The costs of traveling in Thessaloniki are generally affordable, with budget accommodations starting at around €20 per night and mid-range hotels at around €50 per night. Eating out can be inexpensive, with a typical meal at a local taverna costing around €10-15 per person. Entrance fees to museums and archaeological sites range from €2 to €8 per person.

Some of the best things to do in Thessaloniki include visiting the White Tower, the city's iconic landmark, exploring the ancient Roman and Byzantine ruins, such as the Roman Forum and the Arch of Galerius, and strolling along the vibrant waterfront promenade. Art lovers should not miss the State Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Byzantine Culture.

For a taste of Thessaloniki's delicious cuisine, head to To Kanoni for traditional Greek dishes or Sempriko for a creative fusion of Mediterranean flavors. For a more upscale dining experience, visit Clover, which offers a modern take on Greek cuisine in a stylish setting.

When choosing where to stay, consider the following options: The budget-friendly Little Big House, located in the heart of the city, offers private and shared rooms in a cozy atmosphere. For a mid-range option, the City Hotel Thessaloniki provides modern and comfortable accommodations near the central Aristotelous Square. If you're looking for luxury, the Electra Palace Hotel Thessaloniki is a five-star hotel with elegant rooms and a rooftop pool overlooking the city.

Off the beaten path:

For an unusual travel experience, venture to the nearby Ano Poroia village, located at the foothills of Mount Belles. This picturesque village is home to a unique wine culture, with several family-owned wineries producing high-quality, organic wines. Visit Domaine Karydas or Domaine Ligas for a wine tasting and tour of their vineyards. Additionally, explore the beautiful Agios Nikolaos Park, home to a fascinating collection of rare and endangered plants from around the world. The park also offers stunning views of Lake Kerkini and the surrounding mountains.

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Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece after Athens. It is a very young city, on the one hand because the student population is very important thanks to its numerous universities but also because everyone feels young in Thessaloniki. People like to live outside and can spend hours on the terrace drinking coffees and remaking the world. There are always many people outside, the atmosphere is very warm and relaxed. The city is very safe and quite small, you can easily move around on foot day and night. Besides, it is one of the best places to party in Greece. Don't miss the waterfront and the White Tower, they are the symbols of Thessaloniki. You can see the White Tower from almost everywhere and it is a good landmark in the city. Walking along the promenade along the sea is really pleasant. Walk along the city center, pass by the White Tower, it used to be a prison in the 19th century and now has an interesting museum of the city's history; and at the top you can enjoy a panoramic view of the whole city. Then extend the walk a little further to this beautiful modern sculpture: The Umbrellas! We don't go to Thessaloniki for its ruins but we are in Greece so there are inevitably interesting archaeological sites in the city center. You can start with the Agora which dates back to the 3rd century BC, it was the public square during the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Do not miss the Arch and the Rotunda of Galerius, Roman monuments of the beginning of the 4th century, built by the emperor Galerius. The Rotunda was used as a church and then as a mosque, that's why it has a minaret, it is currently under renovation but you can still go and see it. Go down the nice pedestrian street Dimitriou Gounari to see the ruins of Galerius' palace. There are many interesting museums in Thessaloniki. To understand the history of the city, start with the archaeological museum, nice inside and outside where there are mosaics. Then continue with the museum of the Byzantine culture, brand new museum, superb exhibitions and very well presented.If you are a film fan then don't miss the film museum, in a restored old port warehouse, it is small but cheap and gives information on how to make films and on Greek cinema. In the same building, there is the museum of photography.Another nice museum is the museum of the Olympic games. It traces the history of the games since antiquity and presents a collection of objects of all the games since its rebirth in 1896 in Athens by Pierre de Coubertin.

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