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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  • August 17, 2017
    All great hotels and restaurants and bars are there. Also pastry shops where you can buy or taste all Thessaloniki flavors.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    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 »
  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • July 9, 2017
    Main atraction of Tessaloniki for leisure. On the sea shore with nice bars and coffee shops. They don't have AC so mind the weather. It can easily reach 61°C in the summer on first 2m from the ground up.
  • May 12, 2017
    Practically the center of the city. A lot of things to do around. Every kind of shop, every kind of cafe - bar - restaurant. Characteristic architecture of the buildings around but in general it is just an open area with asphalt. Just walk through.
  • June 25, 2017
    The square itself is nothing special, but the buildings and the architecture surrounding it, makes it stand out. It's best to approach it from the seaside.
  • June 29, 2017
    It's a nice square, but it's more to eat and drink then to see.
  • June 29, 2017
    Great place to sit in a café. Nice view of the sea.

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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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