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
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
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
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
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
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
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Macedonian Museum of Modern Art
The Macedonian Museum of Modern Art is located inside Thessaloniki’s exhibition center (Helexpo) close to its South entrance. The museum emerged as a thought, following the a major earthquake that happened in Thessaloniki in 1978 which at its passage damaged various archeological and historical monuments. In 1978 the museum was established with its first entity by a private initiative. For many years it was hosted in various venues and was getting financial aid and collection contributions from people who love modern art and love art in general. In May of 1991 , and after many attempts of finding a permanent home for the museum, the museum found its home in the pavillion of the D.E.I. (Greece’s public power corporation) in Thessaloniki’s International Fair (Helexpo). As the years were passing and the museum gained more popularity the space inside the pavilion of D.E.I. was no longer enough to house it and a decision was taken the pavillion to extended and be formed appropriately to host only the needs of the museum. The expansion took place in 1992 and inaugurated the museum on site that is until today . In 1994 the administrative establishment of the museum changed and took the form that it has today being directed by the Ministry of Culture. Since then there have been many more expansions and renovations of the building to accommodate the activity of the museum which become more and more popular.
The Macedonian museum of modern art houses today paintings and exhibits of many Greek and foreign artists. It has various spaces which are used either for the museum’s permanent exhibition or for temporal hosted exhibitions. Inside the museum the visitor can also find a library which is open to the public, artists and students, with books related with the topic of art plus a shop that sells small artistic objects and a cafe. The museum also participates and organizes various educational events and additional to this hosts some of Thessaloniki’s cultural festivals. It is a very beautiful museum that should not be missed when visiting Thessaloniki.
Address: Egnatia 154, 54636 Thessaloniki, Greece Open Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00-18:00, Wednesday: 10:00-22:00, Sunday: 11:00-15:00 Phone: 0030 2310240002 Website:Thessaloniki Macedonian Museum of Modern Art