Aristotelous Square, Thessaloniki

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The city's main plaza, Aristotelous Square is well known for the important political speeches and rallies that took place on-site over the years. The plaza was constructed in 1918 following the destruction of much of Thessaloniki during the Great Fire of 1917. However, when you visit, many of the buildings you'll see are from the 1950s. Head to the bustling square to get a coffee from one of the many cafes and people-watch, or watch one of the cultural events that take place here often. Check online to see if any special festivals or markets line up with your schedule. Put Aristotelous Square at the forefront of your travel plans using our Thessaloniki online trip itinerary builder .
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  • All great hotels and restaurants and bars are there. Also pastry shops where you can buy or taste all Thessaloniki flavors.  more »
  • What is called the Aristotelous Square is huge and is run through by 4 parallel streets. Each piece has a different character; a) park with trees, b) paved square with statue, c) square with shops eit...  more »
  • Beautiful square with many activities and impressive buildings.During the day it's quiet with shopping and people The square livens up at night when it's full of people socializing. Restaurants are ch...  more »
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  • Interesting open plan square with historical significance. The square is near the waterfront and other significant historical sites, like the white tower and Alexander statue. From the square the major part of the downtown city can be accessed by walking up away from the water. The local free tour runs from here during the week nights (6.00pm) and should be taken by anyone excited to learn about thessaloniki's history.
  • Best place in thessaloniki, it has shopping and bars and cafes all together next to the sea, where you can spend a whole day. Really worth to visit!
  • Very nice square on the front surrounded on 3 sides by bars and restaurants, with a great view across to Mount Olympus. Worth taking a break from sightseeing and just enjoy the ambience.
  • Apart from the other areas of the city, this was a nice experience. Feeding the pigeons, enjoying the sun of the final days of September, and also the sounds of the city (and not the loud music of the coffee shops and pubs back home).
  • A great open square that spans from egnatia str. down to the waterfront in downtown Thessaloniki; shops, cafes, bars, it has it all!

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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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