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Beaches  (1 result)
Enchanting beaches around Thessaloniki

Just a stone’s throw from Thessaloniki lie some of the most beautiful shores in Greece. Endless sandy beaches with clear-blue seas, crowned by lush vegetation, offer a retreat for one or more days, just a short distance from the emblematic Thessaloniki. The seaside villages are linked to the...

Canyons  (1 result)
Straits of Rentina

The straits of Rentina is an interesting destination. A lush green gorge will lead you to the traces of a medieval town. There is also a castle, the fortifying walls, the ruins of a Byzantine temple and other buildings. The location offers a panoramic view of a heavenly valley with plane trees...

Churches  (1 result)
Paleochristian and Byzantine Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, a World Heritage City! Thessaloniki is an open museum. Any walk around the beautiful northern Greek city will reveal some new aspect of its eternal history to the traveller. Ancient memories, Roman influences and Byzantine splendour comprise a uniquely charming mosaic. UNESCO has...

City Breaks  (2 results)
48 hours in Thessaloniki

There's plenty of time to do your shopping and enjoy local food & culture! Elegant and refined, the lady of the North is a modern city full of vigour and life which welcomes those wishing to learn about its history and culture, or to have fun, relax and explore the latest trends in fashion....
What to see in the Centre of Thessaloniki

Start with Aristotelous Square, the city’s most central square boasting monumental mansions. It is one of the biggest and most impressive squares in Greece offering a view of Thermaikos Gulf. Under clear skies, you can see the Olympus massif in the far distance from the Square. Stroll down...

Culture  (1 result)
Thessaloniki of the Arts

Thessaloniki is a city that loves Arts and an open-air museum showcasing its vast history, its numerous monuments. A stroll through the streets and alleys of the city will travel you back to the Byzantine Era thanks to the monuments dating back to these times. Visit churches of outstanding...

Cycling  (1 result)
Touring Greek towns and cities by bike

A bike is one of the best means of transport for getting to know a city. Cyclists can combine a great form of exercise with an appetite for exploration, and enjoy Greek cities through the less familiar pathways. It is even possible to explore the heart of Athens by bike. A tour around the Acropolis...

Events  (1 result)
Thessaloniki International Film Festival

In November, Thessaloniki – the arts city – becomes the centre of international filmmaking. Great Greek and foreign artists arrive in large numbers to compete on their art, adding to the everlasting glamour of this great city. The festival was established in 1960; it has since then remained in the...

Going out  (1 result)
Christmas in the city

Christmas 2011 If you find yourself, this festive time of the year, in Athens or Thessaloniki, welcome the opportunity to enrich your holidays with a visit to major venues of cultural expression that offer a wide range of cultural activities. As the old year comes to an end and the New Year...

Greece on the spotlight  (2 results)
Hot summer events

Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Manu Chao, Eric Burdon, Kasabian, Placebo, James, Calexico, Simple Minds, Boy George and other great stars of the international pop and rock music scene will appear this summer in venues across the country. This summer’s calendar is going to be marked with some hot and...
Thessaloniki European Youth Capital 2014

The city of Thessaloniki is getting ready to host the relatively new but already successful institution of the European Youth Capital for 2014. The title of the “European Youth Capital” is been nominated to a European city for a whole year by the European Youth Forum. During this period the city...

History  (1 result)
History of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki is a big, modern city with 1 million inhabitants and the largest urban center of the Prefecture. It was founded in 315 B.C. by the king of Macedonia, Kassandros, son of the general Antipatros who was left as a prefect of Macedonia by Alexander the Great, when he dared his great...

Lakes  (1 result)
Volvi Lake

The areas surrounding Volvi lake are very interesting and have rare ecosystems, hydro-habitats, hydrophilous plants and trees. More than 200 bird species such as storks, egrets, flamingos, herons, etc, which are protected by the International Convention Ramsar, spend the winter in these...

Main cities  (3 results)
Christmas in the city

Christmas 2011 If you find yourself, this festive time of the year, in Athens or Thessaloniki, welcome the opportunity to enrich your holidays with a visit to major venues of cultural expression that offer a wide range of cultural activities. As the old year comes to an end and the New Year...
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki (520 km. north of Athens) is the second largest city of Greece and the most important centre of the area. Built near the sea (at the back of the Thermaïkos Gulf), it is a modern metropolis bearing the marks of its stormy history and its cosmopolitan character, which give it a special...
What to see in the Centre of Thessaloniki

Start with Aristotelous Square, the city’s most central square boasting monumental mansions. It is one of the biggest and most impressive squares in Greece offering a view of Thermaikos Gulf. Under clear skies, you can see the Olympus massif in the far distance from the Square. Stroll down...

Monuments  (1 result)
The White Tower

The emblem of Thessaloniki The White Tower is perhaps the most recognizable spot in Thessaloniki. Depicted on all types of souvenirs and favourite clothes, photographed from all angles, in all seasons and at each hour of the day, it has come to be imprinted on our collective unconscious, an...

Museums  (3 results)
A delicious visit to the Greek Museums

Beautiful atriums and courtyards, balconies with breathtaking views and lush gardens, properly adjusted to give you a rest before or after your visit to the museums of Athens and...
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki invites you to an exciting journey to the past of the charming capital of the North. History magically unfolds in the museum halls revealing precious treasures made of gold, unique works of art and everyday objects from prehistory to late antiquity. Follow...
Museums in Thessaloniki

 Archaeological Museum (6, M. Andronikou street, tel.: 2310 -831,037) An exciting tour of the history of ancient Macedonia through important findings dating back to the end of 6th century B.C. The museum was inaugurated in October 1962.  Byzantine Civilization Museum (2, L. Stratou...

On foot  (1 result)
Nearby destinations to Thessaloniki

Visit Kalohóri (5kmW), at the mouth of the Gallikos River and the Kalohóri Lagoon and admire flocks of herons, pelicans, flamingoes and water buffaloes.  Towardsthe west (beyond the city’s outskirts) you will come across the preserved wetland habitat of the Delta formed by...

Recipes  (3 results)
Bougatsa

(Custard Filled Phyllo Pastries) This traditional dessert originated from Thessaloniki, but it is a favorite across Greece!   Ingredients (serves 8) 1 ½ lt of full fat milk 2 ½ cups of brown sugar 1 cup semolina 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence Zest of one...
Traditional Saragli

Ingredients: 1k flaky pastry for baklava (approximately 13-15 flaky pastries) 1 ½ k butter, ½ k walnuts ½ k trimmed dried bread 2 k sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice Zest of half lemon 1 tablespoon cinnamon 7 glasses of...
Tsoureki

Ingredients 1 cup of warm milk 1 sachet of dry yeast 4 ½ cups of flour 1 cup of sugar ½ teaspoon of salt 1 orange (zest) ½ tablespoon of mahleb 1 tablespoon of melted butter 3 small eggs well...

Regional cuisine  (1 result)
Thessaloniki, a culinary paradise

Thessaloniki’s cuisine is widely known for its quality and variety. As the formation of the overall culture of the city came under many influences, Thessaloniki’s cuisine is one of the richest in Greece. Traditional recipes as well as modern trends have created a wide range of...

Religious sites  (1 result)
Paleochristian and Byzantine Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, a World Heritage City! Thessaloniki is an open museum. Any walk around the beautiful northern Greek city will reveal some new aspect of its eternal history to the traveller. Ancient memories, Roman influences and Byzantine splendour comprise a uniquely charming mosaic. UNESCO has...

Rivers  (1 result)
Delta of Axios

Almost at the outskirts of Thessalonica (18 km) begins a large alluvial area formed by the extremities of Axios River with the riverside vegetation, elms, willows and bushes. Many bird species such as swans, ducks, egrets and many cormorants stay here for the winter. There are also large...

Shopping Around  (1 result)
Shopping in Thessaloniki

Shopping lovers head for Thessaloniki When you visit Thessaloniki you will definitely enjoy shopping during your stay. The city offers a wide range of choices that will satisfy every shopper. Are you looking for luxury shopping? Are you the type who wants to find everything in a department...

Travelling in Greece  (1 result)
Transportation in Thessaloniki

The port of Thessaloniki is a natural outlet to the sea for the counties of the Balkan peninsula, as well as the ones of SE Europe. Its history is identical with the history of the city. It has a free zone subject to the European Union Customs Code. The maritime lines serve the regions of...

World heritage sites  (1 result)
Paleochristian and Byzantine Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, a World Heritage City! Thessaloniki is an open museum. Any walk around the beautiful northern Greek city will reveal some new aspect of its eternal history to the traveller. Ancient memories, Roman influences and Byzantine splendour comprise a uniquely charming mosaic. UNESCO has...

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