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December 7, 2016, 4:08 pm

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  • Sightseeing Thessaloniki Sightseeing Thessaloniki

    The Sightseeing Thessaloniki is offering a bus tour that is passing through the center of the city. It is a hop on hop off bus tour, which supports eight languages and visits many of the most famous touristic attractions that exist in Thessaloniki’s center. The price varies depending if the traveler will choose a one … read more

  • Train Tour Train Tour Thessaloniki

    The Sightseeing Thessaloniki, is offering a train tour that is passing through monuments and archaeological places that exist in the center of the city. It is a one way tour which is usually chosen from families with small children. The tour lasts 45minutes and runs every 60 minutes. The price varies depending if the passenger … read more

  • History Walks Historic Walking Tour

    There are various history guided walks for Thessaloniki. Walks that present Thessaloniki’s history through its monuments, old squares, Roman and Ottoman age historic monuments and buildings. The history walks are a ‘must do’ for visitors who love history and would like to get a feeling of the cultural influences that have formed Thessaloniki city to … read more

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  • Museum of Photography Thessaloniki Photography Museum

    Thessaloniki’s Museum of Photography is located at the port (Warehouse A, Dock 1st). The Museum was founded in 1998 and runs under the supervision of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports. Its mission is to present the different stages of photography as they appear today and through the time in combination with different types … read more

  • Teloglion Institution of Arts Teloglion Institution of Arts

    The Teloglion Foundation of Art is located in the North-West end of the Aristotle University. It was founded in 1972, when the art collection and the entire property of Nestor and Aliki Telloglou were donated to the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In the years to come more collections were donated to the foundation by other … read more

  • Roman Agora Market Museum Roman Agora Market Museum

    The Roman Market was revealed in the early 60s. It is located above Aristotelous square and was the main center of Thessaloniki during the Roman times. In the center of the market there is a large open space. Two main complexes of the market survived through time: 1. The Odeon ( conservatory ) which is … read more

Thessaloniki Aristotelous Square

Thessaloniki Aristotle Square

Thessaloniki By The Sea

Thessaloniki By the Sea

Thessaloniki Boat Tours

Thessaloniki Boat Tours

Thessaloniki Festivals & Events

Thessaloniki Festivals & Events

Thessaloniki Museums

Thessaloniki Museums

Thessaloniki Neighborhoods

Thessaloniki Neighborhoods

What to Eat in Thessaloniki

What to Eat in Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki Greece


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The city of Thessaloniki is known with many names due to its long history.

Welcome to Visit Thessaloniki Greece, is the best online guide to Thessaloniki. It contains various useful information for people who visit the city and like to be informed about how to spend their time and plan their visit in Thessaloniki. We hope that you find the content of visit Thessaloniki interesting and useful! If you have any questions you may contact us through the comments section below each article or through our facebook page.

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Thessaloniki Airport (SKG)

Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) - Macedonia Airport
Thessaloniki Airport – SKG Airport, also know as Macedonia Airport, is located at the eastern side of Thessaloniki approx. 21km far from the city’s center at Thermi. The airport is very small comparing with the Eleftherios Venizelos airport in Athens. When there isn’t traffic it takes about half an hour to reach from Thessaloniki’s city center to the airport by car. During high traffic times, you should even estimate one hour.. Read more..

Thessaloniki Bus Station

Thessaloniki Bus Station
Thessaloniki Bus Station also known as KTEL Thessaloniki or Macedonia Bus Station is located on the west side of the city (about 5 km. away from the center of Thessaloniki). It is easily accessible by car, urban bus or taxi. The ticket offices can be found inside the station but also at the bus station’s offices in the center of Thessaloniki. Some regions of Greece are not served by the bus station’s offices in the center of Thessaloniki and due… Read more..

Thessaloniki Train Station

Thessaloniki Train Station - OSE
Thessaloniki Train Station – OSE is located on the west side of the city (about 2.8 km. away from Plateia Aristotelous -Aristotelous square – which is located in the center of Thessaloniki). It is easily accessible by car, urban bus or taxi or even walking. To give you an indication of the time needed to cross the distance from the train station to Aristotelous square (without traffic) you may check…Read more..

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Are you traveling to Thessaloniki or passing from Thessaloniki for 1 or 2 days? Here is a list of things you can do! If you will stay more or would like to see more proposals please visit our ‘Top Proposals’ section and view our recommendations per type of interest.

Boat Tours

Thessaloniki Boat Tours Tourist boats, can be found in front of the White Tower of Thessaloniki. As until today there are three different boats which travel inside Thermaikos Gulf and each of them [...]

Galerius Arch | Kamara

Galerius Arch Thessaloniki - Kamara Galerius Arch, was build in Thessaloniki just before the 305AD as a memory of the victorious wars of Galerius against the Persians. It is located in the eastern [...]

New Promenade | Nea Paralia

Nea Paralia Thessaloniki The New Promenade | Nea paralia, is located between the White Tower and Thessaloniki's concert Hall. It is an area that was recently recasted (its latest part was delivered to [...]

Old Town | Castles

View from Thessaloniki Castle's Area The area of the Upper Town of Thessaloniki (Old Town | Castles) survived the big fire of 1917. It is situated in the north part of the old [...]

Aristotelous Thessaloniki

Aristotelous Thessaloniki Aristotelous, is in the heart of Thessaloniki. It is a pedestrian area which starts from the escalade and reaches Egnatia street. Above Egnatia the visitor will also have an opportunity to [...]

Paralia Thessaloniki

Paralia Thessalonikis Thessaloniki, has many places at which you can walk by the sea. One of the most popular is the one called 'Paralia Thessalonikis' and it is the esplanade that is starting [...]

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Thessaloniki Tours

Do you like joining tours while visiting a new destination? There are various tours you can make in Thessaloniki. Below we are listing a few of them. If you would like to view more or also find official tour guides in Greece please visit our Tours Thessaloniki section.

Thessaloniki Bus Tour - Hop on Hop Off
The Sightseeing Thessaloniki is offering a bus tour that is passing through the center of the city. It is a hop on hop off bus tour, which supports eight languages and visits… read more
Thessaloniki Train Tour
The Sightseeing Thessaloniki, is offering a train tour that is passing through monuments and archaeological places that exist in the center of the city. It is a one way tour which is usually… read more
Thessaloniki Bike Tour
Thessbike Tour During the recent years, Thessaloniki is trying to develop a more healthy and green way of living. In doing so, it has created several cycling roads mainly in the… read more
Thessaloniki Eat and Walk Tour
Eat and Walk Tour Greek food is very popular for its taste and quality and Thessaloniki is a city that has many things to offer to a visitor who loves food. Eat and Walk Tour… read more

Thessaloniki Accommodation

Thessaloniki is a city full of life. Most of its citations are located in its centre and in the area where its old town is situated. So, if you are planning to visit Thessaloniki and would like to stay in a hotel or stay in an apartment that will have easy access to tourist spots please continue reading our article about Thessaloniki Accommodation. If you are looking for Hotel Best Offers view below.

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Thessaloniki Weather

December 7, 2016, 4:08 pm

6 m/s
real feel: 9°C
humidity: 38%
wind speed: 6 m/s N

Thessaloniki Nightlife

Find out information about the places you should visit if you are interested in discovering Thessaloniki nightlife. Read also about the Top 10 nightlife quarters in Thessaloniki.

Ladadika, is one of the most famous quarters of Thessaloniki busy all day and all night long… read more
Bit Bazaar
Bit Bazaar is famous among young people. It is located close to Roman Agora and it is a very interesting destination… read more
Valaoritou is a hidden area situated among old small shops very close to Ladadika. During the night it transforms to a busy quarter full of life… read more
Aristotelous Square
Aristotle Square is in the heart of Thessaloniki. All day and night long it is crowded from people of all ages. read more

Thessaloniki History


Thessaloniki is the second biggest city in Greece. A city full of young people (Europe’s 2014 Youth Capital), with many cultural treasures related with its more than 2300 year history. The city, was founded at 316B.C. Based on Strabon’s tradition the city took its name by the King Kassandros who had married the step sister of Great Alexander who was named Thessaloniki and gave the city her name to honor her. In June 22nd 168 BC the Roman’s won a big battle against Macedonian’s and took over Thessaloniki and other major Macedonian cities (Veria, Pella etc.). Read more about the history of this period.


At the 11th of May 330, the Byzantium Empire started with the opening celebration for the Constantinople city. Thessaloniki was considered to be the second most important city of the Byzantium Empire after Constantinople both in terms of size and wealth. In 379 the Roman Emperor Theodosios organized from Thessaloniki the war against the Gothic troops and build the city’s walls to protect it (part of which are saved until today).
In 380 Theodosios became Christian and announced Christianity ad the official religion. Read more about the history of this period.

OTTOMAN PERIOD (1430 to 1912)

In March of 1430 the city was invaded by Sultan Murad II and was taken over by Turkish. As with most of the invasions in Thessaloniki’s history the city was once again despoiled and devastated after the invasion. Many citizens were killed, others were obliged to change their religion and become Muslims and many other become slaves in the slave markets of the East. The city remained under the Ottoman’s for almost 500 years.
In 1492 the city started to show again signs of recovery. An important contribution to this was given by the 15000-20000 Jewish who were forced to leave Spain and the West Europe. Read more about the history of this period.

LATEST HISTORY (1912 – today)

In 1912 the Balkan War started with Greece, Bulgaria and Serbia fighting against Turkey. At the 26th of October 1912, Thessaloniki was surrendered by Tahsin Pasha to the Greek army. In 1917 another tragic event took place which destroyed almost all of the city’s center. This time it was a great fire that started accidentally by an unattended kitchen fire at the city’s old town. The fire vanished the city’s center leaving almost 72000 people homeless (1/3 of the city’s population). Most of this population were Jewish and the city’s unemployment rate increased to approx 70%. Read more about the history of this period.

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