Genuinely beautiful Thessaloniki (thess-ah-lo-nee-kee) has never been more cultured, more fun or more likable than it is right now. Greece's second city has everything – a safe, walkable city with excellent restaurants, museums and sights, not to mention an increasingly hip and inventive nightlife scene – Thessaloniki is special.
Thessaloniki (also known as Salonika or Saloniki) has given Greece some of its greatest artists, poets, musicians and thinkers. It has some of the most beautiful beaches and some of the finest hotels in northern Greece. It’s also home to the Thessaloniki International Film Festival and the International Trade Fair as well as host to numerous cultural events… it’s no wonder travelers keep returning to this city.
Start your day walking through Artistotelous Square, the hub and heart of the city, which is, in fact, a rare example of preplanned architectural design offering captivating views of Mount Olympus, the Thermaikos Gulf and the upper city (Ano Poli). Lined with beautiful architecture, cafes, restaurants, and shops and packed with people, the energy here is vibrant....read more