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The city was established in 316 BC by King Cassander of Macedonia and named after his wife, Thessalonike, half- sister of Alexander the Great. Thessaloniki, in Greek, actually means the “victory of the Thessalians”. It was the second most important city of the Byzantine Empire, next to Constantinople. The city has lived through the rise and fall of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires, occupations and earthquakes, and has continuously rebuilt itself adding new layers to its complex structure.
WHAT TO DO, WHAT TO SEE
The White Tower: The most iconic symbol of the city.
Waterfront and Boat Rides: Thessaloniki’s waterfront is a long boardwalk that stretches about 4.5 km, all the way from the First Pier to the Thessaloniki Concert Hall.
Heptapyrgion: A Byzantine and Ottoman-era fortress.
Jewish Museum: One of the rare Jewish buildings that survived the fire of 1917.
MOMus: Check MOMus website for latest exhibition details.
Ladadika Quarter: The narrow pavements and neoclassical buildings of Ladadika host plenty of bars, restaurants, cafes and cute boutiques.
Aristotelous Square: The most impressive square in Thessaloniki!
The Rotunda of Galerius: Unique in Greece, the Rotunda is a cylindrical building from the early 4th century AD.
The Arch of Galerius (Kamara): One of the two most characteristic monuments in town.
The Archaeological Museum: Built in 1962 but newly refurbished, this museum provides numerous updated exhibitions.
Noesis — Science Center & Technology Museum: Α welfare, non-profit cultural and educational foundation that promotes Technological Culture to kids and adults.
Mount Olympus: The mythical Mount Olympus can be even seen on the horizon from the waterfront in Thessaloniki (when the sky is clear).
Explore the Halkidiki Region: Known for its jutting peninsulas, Mediterranean forests and sandy beaches in warm, sheltered bays. The region is often described as having three ‘legs’ — Kassandra, Sithonia and Athos peninsulas.