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ThessalonikiGreece

On the shores of the Thermaikos Gulf, the second-largest city in Greece offers historic buildings, traditional cuisine, beach resorts and nightlife.

Frescoed Byzantine churches, Roman remains, beaches and an energetic nightlife make Thessaloniki one of Greece’s most fascinating tourist destinations. Visit the second-largest city in the country for its relaxed coastal atmosphere and proud display of more than 2,000 years of history.

Get acquainted with the city by walking the cobblestone streets of the upper town and admiring the traditional Greek and Ottoman houses. Appreciate the sculptures that decorate the imposing 4th-century Arch of Galerius. Stop for coffee and some bougatsa, traditional pastries with a savory or sweet filling, at one of the city’s numerous bougatsa stores.

Savor the sights, sounds and tastes of the Modiano Market at stalls heaped with cheeses, spices, vegetables and fish, and barrels filled to the brim with olives. Join locals on their evening stroll, called a volta, along the 3-mile (5-kilometer) seaside promenade. Cruise the harbor on a small boat.

Thessaloniki was founded in 315 B.C. and has been ruled by Hellenic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Echoes of these civilizations can be felt in the buildings they left behind. Tour the city’s ancient sites including the Byzantine walls, the 16th-century White Tower and the Roman Forum. Visit Byzantine churches that are more than 1,000 years old and see the 15th-century Hamza Bey Mosque.

The sea is close at hand. Sunbathe and enjoy watersports at Agia Triada, Perea, Epanomi and Nea Michaniona, all within 18 miles (30 kilometers) of the city center.

For evening entertainment, start with a drink in a waterfront bar, then move on to a traditional taverna. Catch live music at a downtown bouzoukia club and dance at a late-night spot in Ladadika Quarter.

Reach Thessaloniki by flying into Macedonia International Airport, 11 miles (17 kilometers) south of the city. Alternatively, make the 320-mile (516-kilometer) trip from Athens by train, bus or rental car. Get around by bus, taxi, car or on foot. With one of the best Mediterranean climates, Thessaloniki’s coast, culture and history can be enjoyed year-round.

Top hotels in Thessaloniki

The Modernist Thessaloniki
The Modernist Thessaloniki
4 out of 5
Ermou 32, Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia
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Located in Thessaloniki City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Aristotelous Square and Church of Hagia Sophia. Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki and ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (270 reviews)

"Ωραία θέση, καθαρό κι ευρύχωρο δωματιο"…"

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2020

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The Met Hotel
The Met Hotel
5 out of 5
48, 26th October Street, Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia
The price is €90 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan

This family-friendly Thessaloniki hotel is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Thessaloniki Port, Tsimiski Street and Cinema Museum. ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (551 reviews)

"Really stylish hotel, great service to match and amazing roof top swimming pool and bar! Very cool hotel"…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2020

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Roomore Apartments
Roomore Apartments
3.5 out of 5
ARISTOTELOUS 12, Thessaloniki, THESSALONIKIS
The price is €100 per night from 3 Feb to 4 Feb

Located in Thessaloniki City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Aristotelous Square and Thessaloniki Port. Arch of Galerius and White ...

5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Perfect rooms in perfect location

"Amazing rooms in the center of Thessaloniki"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Roomore Apartments
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Roomore Apartments
Roomore Apartments
3.5 out of 5
ARISTOTELOUS 12, Thessaloniki, THESSALONIKIS
The price is €100 per night from 3 Feb to 4 Feb

Located in Thessaloniki City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Aristotelous Square and Thessaloniki Port. Arch of Galerius and White ...

5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Perfect rooms in perfect location

"Amazing rooms in the center of Thessaloniki"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

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Calm Lake in the center of Thessaloniki 2 bedrooms
Calm Lake in the center of Thessaloniki 2 bedrooms
Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia

Located in Thessaloniki City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Church of Acheiropoietos and Aristotelous Square. White Tower of Thessaloniki ...

Calm Lake in the center of Thessaloniki 2 bedrooms
Polis Apartments
Polis Apartments
4 out of 5
Karaoli & Dimitriou ton Kiprion 13, Thessaloniki
The price is €52 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

Located in Thessaloniki City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Aristotelous Square and Roman Forum of Thessaloniki. White Tower of Thessaloniki ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (153 reviews)

"Great serviced apartments in an excellent location in the centre of Thessaloniki (perfect to explore both the port and Ladadika areas (downhill) and Ano Poli (uphill). Really clean and spacious rooms with a kitchenette and balcony and everything you could need for a city break. Supermarket across ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2020

Polis Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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