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Arch of Galerius, Thessaloniki

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Monument Historic Site
One of the city's most important and intriguing landmarks, the remains of Arch of Galerius provide a glimpse into Greece's long and fascinating history. The triumphal structure was built in the 4th century and today three of the eight pillars survive along with the masonry cores of the arches. Roman Emperor Galerius commissioned the monument to celebrate his victory over the Persians, and to this day you can witness scenes of the war on the remaining marble slabs. Spend some time interpreting the depictions and soak up the lively atmosphere of this popular meeting spot. There are a number of bars, restaurants, and tourist attractions in the area. Plan to see Arch of Galerius and other attractions that appeal to you using our Thessaloniki vacation builder.
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  • Built to proclaim Roman Galerius victory over Persians this still standing gate with fine carvings greet visitors with the feeling of ancient conquests.  more »
  • The Arch of Galerius or Kamara for the locals, is one of Thessaloniki landmarks. It is part of a complex of Roman ruins that extend from Rotunda to the Navarino square. The Arch itself is an impressiv...  more »
  • The arch is located near Rotunda. What cool about it is that it sits in the middle of the city/street. Has nice delicate art/carvings undernthe arch. Great place for a photo-op or a meeting point  more »
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  • Really unforgettable experience. Here we can find the remains of a great arch which stands as a symbol of victory. Arch is made of stone which contains many sculptural works.
  • Build for celebrating the glorious campaings of emperor Galerius! The frieze of it shows figures and many animals (elephants and camels... Today only the half of it survives.... but it remains the meeting point for all the resindets
  • Worth a stop by on your way to the Byzantine Rotunda. Easy to find. Not the greatest thing in Thessaloniki, but its near a lot of other stuff so worth seeing on the way.
  • Impressive arch which still remains from antiquity. Weathering has washed away the details but it's quite an experience to walk around this arch and all the details.
  • The arch and the street right opposite of it (Navarinou street which leads to the sea of you want to take a nice relaxing walk) is the place to go if you want to socialize, to buy rock/metal/gothic/hippy accessories and clothes, perfume, etcetera. There are so much more about this place though (you can get a tattoo or a piercing also). Make sure to pay it and Navarinou street (as people call it) a visit while you're in Thessaloniki!