Ancient to Roman Times (316BC to 330AC)

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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 part of the historic city of Thessaloniki, and was part of a serious of buildings close to the ancient racecourse [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

Rotunda Thessaloniki No rating results yet

Rotunda Thessaloniki Rotunda, and the Arch of Galerius are two of the most popular monuments of Thessaloniki. Rotunda, was build during Roman times (approx. 306-308AD). Other say it was build to serve аs a temple for the Olympic god Jupiter or for Cabiri and other say that it was build to become the [...]

Saint Demitrios Crypt No rating results yet

Thessaloniki Saint Dimitrios Crypt Saint Demtrios Crypt, is located inside the church of Saint Demetrios above the Roman market. The crypt used to be the Roman Baths at which the thaumaturge patron prostate of Thessaloniki Saint Demetrios was imprisoned and later on (in 306AC) found a martyric death. In 380 AC when Theodosios [...]

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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 [...]