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Thessaloniki

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A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy. Considered one of the most cultured and affordable Greek cities, Thessaloniki serves tourists as a convenient base for quick day trips into the surrounding region, the starting point of Alexander the Great's legendary conquests. More manageable and less crowded than its big sister Athens, this walkable city boasts a continuous history of more than 3,000 years and contains well-preserved relics of Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman rulers. Fifteen of its churches, built between the 4th and 14th centuries and recognized as World Heritage Sites, represent some of the world's finest examples of Byzantine art and architecture. Find what you're looking for from your Thessaloniki holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy Greece day trip planning app.
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Popular things to do in Thessaloniki

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History Museum
Museum of Byzantine Culture
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Observation Deck
White Tower of Thessaloniki
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Landmark
Aristotelous Square
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
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Historic Site
Hagios Demetrios
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Thessaloniki

Nature / Wildlife Tour
Daysailing Afitos
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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World heritage site
Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) Vergina
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Duration: 2 hours
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Waterfall
Edessa Waterfalls Edessa
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Duration: 4 hours
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Beach
Kalogria Beach Nikiti
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Duration: 3 hours

Museums in Thessaloniki

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History Museum
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
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Duration: 2 hours
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Military Museum
War Museum of Thessaloniki
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki
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Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Museum of the Macedonian Struggle
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Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Thessaloniki

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Ruin
Rotunda
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Duration: 1 hour
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Historic Site
Church of St.Sophia
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Site
Ataturk Museum
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Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos
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Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Thessaloniki

Religious Site
Osios David (The Latomou Monastery)
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Trigiro - Unique Travel Experience
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Duration: 8 hours
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Monument
Statue of Aristotle
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Duration: 2 hours
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Water Park
Waterland
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Duration: 8 hours

Shopping in Thessaloniki

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Shopping Mall
Mediterranean Cosmos Shopping Mall
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Duration: 4 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Olicatessen
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Artpeckers
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Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Hellofrom Thessaloniki
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Duration: 30 minutes

Where to stay in Thessaloniki

If you come to Thessaloniki to splurge and pamper yourself, book a room at one of the city's five-star hotels, providing spacious rooms packed with amenities, as well as access to rooftop bars, ground-floor restaurants, and fitness facilities. Centrally located hotels also provide secure parking, complimentary Wi-Fi, and quick walking access to the city's top attractions. On the other hand, if all you need is a comfortable bed and a warm meal, consider a budget-friendly hostel or family-run inn in the residential areas outside the city's central area.
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