Warm and generous, Thessaloniki is at the same time historic and avant-garde, ideal for a city break or stopover and a fascinating mix of holiday memories.
It’s impossible to understand the offbeat charm of modern-day Thessaloniki without first knowing a little of the forces that shaped it.
Culture, History, Gastronomy, Nightlife…Thessaloniki reveals its authenticity slice by slice.

Thessaloniki as Greece’s second city is unlike anywhere else in the country. A cultural powerhouse with fascinating history, which you will encounter with every step you take.
ams, ideas, visions and trends percolate in an alternative, avant-garde scene.

The Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires all Shaked a claim to the port city, and each saw the addition of new monuments, crypts, churches and culinary quirks that paved the way for today’s affluent melting pot city.
Don’t pass the architectural gems by and remember that any introduction should start with Aristotelous Square, designed by French architect after a fire devastated the city’s labyrinthine Ottoman lanes and Jewish quarter in 1917.
Here, views of Mount Olympus compete with manmade wonders like the 20ft-tall statue of Alexander the Great.
Of course, the splendors of Byzantium with early Christian churches and castles should be right at the top of your list.
The Ottoman-era mosques & baths and the crumbling synagogues … they’ll tell you everything you need to know about a modern and vibrant city, shaped by a diverse array of cultures and personalities over the years.
A short walk brings you to the well-preserved ancient Agora, the Roman-era heart of public life
Continue the history lesson at the Jewish Museum of town. It tells the story of the city’s once-thriving Jewish population , which was all but wiped out during the Holocaust.

Another icon of the city lies on this waterside stretch: the White Tower, which houses a permanent exhibition celebrating the city’s multicultural past and present.

If exploring has worked up your appetite, you’re in the right place: considered Greece’s culinary capital, Thessaloniki takes pride in its amalgam of flavors borrowed from Anatolia and the Middle East.
Follow the locals to their favorite haunts, sure to satisfy all styles and tastes. When night falls, bars and small clubs hop in the cobblestone alleyways of Ladadika, the former oil and spice merchants district.

Fun is a local tradition, just like the warm soup you’ll be served when the sun comes up.

Pick and choose as you wish. You won’t be disappointed.