Thessaloniki Guides

Guide to Thessaloniki

The second city of Greece, Thessaloniki is a dazzling, picturesque destination jam-packed with culture.

Whether it’s a night on the cocktails or a sunny morning soaking up ancient Greek history, there’ll be something for you here in Thessaloniki. It’s definitely not one to miss!

Facts About Thessaloniki

Top Attractions

White Tower of Thessaloniki

Monument and museum located on the waterfront.

Arch of Galerius and Rotunda

4th-century monuments to commemorate Galerius's victory over the Persians.

Hagios Demetrios

A sanctuary-cum-church dedicated to Saint Demetrius.

Roman Forum

Roman ruins located at Aristotelous Square.

Main Districts

Cultural Hotspots

Museum of Byzantine Culture

If it’s a major culture hit you’re after, you’ll be in the right place at this museum! Full to the brim with architectural artefacts and collections of fine art relics, you could easily spend all day here.

Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

With items from the Archaic and Classical periods to the Hellenistic and Roman eras, any history buff would be in their element visiting this treasure trove!

Hagia Sophia

Quite possibly one of the most ornate churches we’ve ever seen, this is also one of the oldest churches still standing in Thessaloniki. This isn’t a UNESCO heritage site for nothing!

Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art

With both permanent fixtures and seasonal exhibitions, this museum is home to both Greek and international modern masterpieces.

Best Place for Nightlife?

The neighbourhood of Ladadika is the place to go for lively local drinking dens, and is known as the city’s hub of entertainment with good reason – you’ll certainly be up late into the wee hours! We hear that quirky bar Pastaflora is famous for its cocktails and buzzing atmosphere….