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Admire the Authenticity of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki boasts a fusion like no other, blending authentic heritage with a bustling lifestyle, traditional food with high-quality restaurants, and hospitable locals with curious visitors. Providing everything from monumental architecture to endless fun pursuits, the second-largest city in Greece is a must-visit during any tour in the country.

Start your Thessaloniki tour at the iconic monument of the city, the White Tower. Dating back to the 15th century, the imposing tower was once part of the fortified walls encircling the area and dominates the waterfront to this day, however, currently serving the purpose of an informative museum. As for the fortified walls, during Thessaloniki sightseeing, you can still catch a glimpse of the authentic Byzantine city walls in other parts of the city.

Another must-see in the area is the Rotunda, also known as the Church of Agios Georgios. Dating back to 306 AD, the Roman monument was built as a temple and converted into an Orthodox church years later. After the Ottoman occupation in the 14th century, the imposing monument was turned into a mosque only to become an Orthodox church again in the 20th century. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the place of worship is definitely a must-visit during any Thessaloniki travel.

Located within walking distance from the Rotunda, the Arch of Galerius is also worth paying a visit to. Arching over the Egnatia Street, it was built to memorialize the Roman Emperor Galerius and his victories. The landmark features intricate carvings of the emperor and numerous historical scenes, as well as other detailed images. If history is something you enjoy, don't miss the chance to visit the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, boasting an exceptional display of ancient exhibits.

In addition to that, take your time to stroll around the city and enjoy the open spaces such as the Aristotelous Square and the Port of Thessaloniki. Sampling Greek cuisine at one of the local restaurants is also always a good idea too! All in all, the city has plenty to offer, thus, it is up to you to find the best route and explore it all.

Things to Do in Thessaloniki, Greece

  • Marvel at the imposing White Tower
  • Get acquinted with the significance of the Rotunda
  • Discover the historical events by the Arch of Galerius
  • Wander around the Aristotelous Square
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