Aristotelous Square, Thessaloniki

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Either day or night should walk in which beautiful square in Greece with its magnificent buildings around.
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  • Anyone remotely interested in Greek history or philosophy will find this an inspirational statue!! Remember to have you photo with the big guy... 
  • very nice diamorfoymenos pezwdromos ..! find projects that you want coffee, food and shops to pswniseis.!!
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  • A delightful square with many coffee shops and eateries surrounding the square. One negative for the square is the many number of panhandlers.
  • Aristotelous Square, Aristotle Square) is the main city square of Thessaloniki, Greece and is located on Nikis avenue (on the city's waterfront), in the city center. It was designed by French architect Ernest Hébrard in 1918, but most of the square was built in the 1950s. Many buildings surrounding the central square have since been renovated and its northern parts were largely restored in the 2000s. The twelve buildings that make up Aristotelous Square have been listed buildings of the Hellenic Republic since 1950 Present day Today, Aristotelous Square is one of the most famous places in all of Greece and almost synonymous with the city of Thessaloniki itself. The square plays an important role in the sociopolitical life not only of the city, but of the wider country as well. Numerous large rallies and political speeches have been organized in Aristotelous Square, such as the rally for Macedonia in 1992 (see further below). Additionally the square is used for many cultural events, such as festivals and the annual Christmas and carnival celebrations. It is an important tourist attraction for the city, and the numerous cafes and bars that line up the square make it popular with the younger generations. The two quarter-circle sides of the square are occupied by important buildings. On the left is Electra Palace Hotel, which is one of the best five-star hotels in Thessaloniki and on the right is one of the city's most famous movie theaters, the Olympion Theatre cinema, site of the annual Thessaloniki International Film Festival. It also houses a very popular bar of the same name.
  • Nice for a walk and grab something quick to eat
  • The most iconic place of Thessaloniki , must visit if you are in town. Great place to enjoy food and/or drinks.
  • Most romantic square in Thessaloniki you wont miss it!
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