Aristotelous Square, Thessaloniki
(4.5/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Thessaloniki itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Thessaloniki

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Thessaloniki by other users

11 days in Greece BY A USER FROM GREECE June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Greece BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Greece BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Northern Greece BY A USER FROM CANADA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Greece BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Greece BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Milan, Plovdiv & Thessaloniki BY A USER FROM CYPRUS February, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Greece BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Greece BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Greece BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Greece & Island of Malta BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Greece & Republic of Macedonia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, kids, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This square not far from the port, represents for Thessaloniki at the heart of the city. This square very long and wide reaches the Sea (paralia) and grows in length. During the Christmas season it is home to a beautiful ice rink and Christmas tree. It's beautiful all year with different coffees to enjoy magical moments of relaxation. from this square after the coffee can be reached easily on foot towards the top of Thessaloniki the beautiful church of AGIOS DIMITRIOS, while using the Paralia after about 2 km walk to the beautiful white tower and near the monument to The Great and the beautiful original modern monument Allessandro brollies. Beautiful place to visit and get some coffee to relax.
    View original
  • This square the we could define as the center of the city. It is where they go to the most important avenues of the city and is a meeting point for the inhabitants of Thessaloniki. It houses one of the best hotels in the city, many local dining, shops, and also tourist office where will inform you about the city and the vicinity, also you will give information and maps of the city. You have to walk by this place to notice as it vibrates the city.
    View original
  • Most popular square of Thessaloniki. On the other side of the sea side at one end of the Egnetia Street. This large and spacious in the Plaza cafe, yiyecak points, shops and parks. This meydanla is associated with Egnetia and Tsimisi the heart of the shopping street. Overlooking the street side of the square to the right of the right side of that street in the taverns, which have the market place and the streets are both interesting. This occurs if you want to enter by the cord like Egnetia by.
    View original
Google
  • 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