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Fountain Square No rating results yet

Fountain Square Thessaloniki In 1869 Sabris Pasha demolished the East Byzantine Walls of Thessaloniki, leaving an ugly gap in the area which the people of Thessaloniki really did not like. In 1889, order to cover this gap and to satisfy the people by making this part of the city more beautiful, the Midat [...]

Commerce Square No rating results yet

Emporiou Square Thessaloniki Today's Commerce Square used to be the conjunction of one of the oldest streets of Thessaloniki which connected the Gate of Gialos, which mean the Gate by the seashore with the Gateof Defterdar Hane which was located next to the White Tower. The road was only a few dozen meters [...]

Freedom Square No rating results yet

Freedom Square Thessaloniki Until 1870, half of the Freedom Square was not existing. It was one part of the sea. In 1870 the South Walls of Thessaloniki that were protecting the city from invaders started to be demolished in an effort to modernize the Ottoman Empire as it was starting to become a [...]

Vardaris Square No rating results yet

Vardaris Square or Democracy Square Thessaloniki During its history, Thessaloniki was protected by city Walls. In the location where Vardaris Square (or Democracy Square) currently is, the West Gate of the city used to exist. In that area the main streets of the city (Egnatia, Monastiriou, Lagada, Leoforos Nikis, Dodekanisou), were crossing and [...]

Governor’s Square No rating results yet

Governors Square Thessaloniki The Governor's square is located in front of the Ministry of Macedonia and Thrace at the centre of Thessaloniki. The Ministry of Macedonia and Thrace used to be the Governor's building during the late Ottoman period of Thessaloniki and this is how the Square got its name. Nowadays, the Governor's [...]

Navarinou Square | Galerius Palace No rating results yet

Navarinou Square | Galerius Palace Navarinou Square, is located downtown, at the heart of the center of Thessaloniki. It is located close to a very famous complex of Roman era buildings (Galerius Palace, Rotunda, Galerius Arch and Hippodrome) that was built during the times Galerius was one of the co-emperors of the Tetrarch [...]

Hippodrome Square No rating results yet

Hippodrome Square Thessaloniki Hippodrome square, is located in the centre of Thessaloniki, very close to Navarinou area. Hippodrome, was part of the complex of buildings that the Roman emperor Galerius built in Thessaloniki. Thus, the name of the square comes originates from this. The Hippodrome, is associated with one of Thessaloniki's most grey [...]