Aristotelous Square, Thessaloniki

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • A nice trip not to be missed when visiting the city! Whatever a little too modern and "international" level architectural style (that's the French dough). He must be getting lost in the streets to try to find a little more typical of archi.
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  • take a seat in the square and watch the local population wander along the sea front and up the square. Or go up to the Elektra hotel roof top bar  more »
  • Great place very lively at night. I didn't notice anything special by browsing it on foot. A lot of pigeons and vendors. The facades of the buildings framing are not of great interest.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • It's a nice square, but it's more to eat and drink then to see.
  • 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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