Best Things to Do in Thessaloniki
With more than a million people to entertain, Thessaloniki has a lot to offer locals -- and visitors too. The youthful population enjoys an accessible nightlife that's largely located around the downtown campus of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In the daytime, you also have plenty of historical options. You'll find the Acropolis and the White Tower, lasting monuments to the city's past empires. Head indoors to explore the Museum of Byzantine Culture and the Archaeological Museum for hours. Once again venture outside for daytrips to hike nearby Mount Olympus or to bask in the Aegean sun on the beaches of Halkidiki.
Why go: From the Acropolis, with Mount Olympus in sight, you'll know that you are in ... read more»
Why go: Miraculously missed by the Great Thessaloniki Fire of 1917, Ano Poli (or Upper Town) is ... read more»
Why go: If you're craving the water, do as the Greeks do and head to Halkidiki ... read more»
Why go: To honor their patron saint, Saint Demetrius, the citizens of Thessaloniki built this massive church ... read more»
Why go: Aristotelous Square was ground zero of architect Ernest Hébrard's new urban plan for Thessaloniki ... read more»