Thessaloniki bucket list

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Bucket list of Thessaloniki, Greece

With a cosmopolitan culture and the ambiance of ancient civilizations, Thessaloniki is a great choice to enjoy your Greek holidays. Over 2 million guests visit Thessaloniki every year to embrace the multiethnic heritage and culture of the town and witness the ruins of thousands of years of architecture. 

Things not to miss in Thessaloniki

  • Visit the White Tower on the seafront of Thessaloniki, the major landmark with a fascinating view of the city and the Mediterranean Sea. 
  • Take a walkabout the Aristotelous Square, the biggest in the city with some of the popular attractions and restaurants.
  • Explore the excavations of the Roman Agora of Thessaloniki with ancient Roman markets and baths underneath the city.
  • Discover the Ano Poli district, Thessaloniki Old Town with cobblestone alleys, traditional Balkan houses, old churches, and towers. 
  • Check out the Rotunda, an ancient Roman temple and the oldest building in Thessaloniki.
  • Spend your evening in Ladadika, the neighborhood of restaurants and bars. 

Other destinations in Greece: PatrasKavala and Rhodes.
Read also: 6 wonderful cities of Greece

Eat like a local in Thessaloniki

  • Head to Faidimos restaurant with a warm and friendly atmosphere for traditional Greek dishes.
  • Explore the nightlife area of Thessaloniki in the Student area around Kamara to have a drink or two.
  • Visit the most popular Full Tou Meze to taste the best meze spots and ouzerias in town.
  • Don’t miss out on Ergon Agora, a unique place in Thessaloniki, designed as a closed food market.
  • For more traditional Greek food, go to Toxio Toxio in the historic part of the town with spanakopita pies and wine from Macedonian wineries.
  • Make a stop in Valenio for a special Greek coffee, grounded in a stone mill and prepared in a briki.

Where to stay in Thessaloniki

  • Choose to stay in The Excelsior Small Luxury Hotels of the World, a 5-star hotel in the heart of Thessaloniki, to embrace all the luxury and comfort of your stay.
  • A 4-star Modernist Thessaloniki can be a great choice to enjoy a luxury stay at a great price.
  • Book a room in Plaza Hotel, Philian Hotels and Resorts in Ladadika Area to make the most of your stay at an affordable price.
  • Zeus Is Loose Hostel is the coolest place to stay and get all the comfort and hospitality of Thessaloniki.
  • Spend a day or two in Halkidiki resort’s Ormos Luxury Suites Ammos with sea views.

Love Greece? Continue reading about Athens, Patras ThessalonikiKavala and Rhodes.
Read also: 6 wonderful cities of Greece

Thessaloniki hotels map with prices

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