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. Use our Thessaloniki trip itinerary planner to add Aristotelous Square and other attractions to your Thessaloniki vacation plans.
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  • It's a nice square in the central of the city. We went to sit on the rooftop of a Electra Palace hotel and enjoyed the sunshine. We didn't like the Jamaican, very pushy guys who tried to sell us brace...  more »
  • The best square to make your ride, up and down and see the surrounding shops, street musicians and all the events that prepared by the municipality of Thessaloniki.
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  • Don't know what were my impressions from square on a hot summer sunny day, but under the rain at the end of March, the area was pleasant to visit))
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  • Beautiful place to walk through both day and night...although night walks are my preference as the place just seems to come to life. Lots of little shops all over the area, plenty of places serving quality food, and there are public toilets in the middle of the square. They are underground though so keep an eye out for the steps down there. They are (or were when i visited) well kept.
  • The most graphic square of the town! Loads of nice cafe places! It is a nice walk at day and night!
  • Lots of shops and fast food places. Beautiful classic buildings and pedestrian Street. Good also for a rainy day since there is a roof over most if the walkway outside the shop windows. Entrance to the Kapani local market is at the top left of the street.
  • What can we say... The heart of thessaloniki. Nice center. A must visit place.
  • Nice view of the see . Also the square is nice