Thessaloniki is a very popular tourist destination and not unfairly. From its shops to the White Tower and the new beach, the city offers a host of suggestions for all tastes. The following list suggests 7 things that visitors can do in the beautiful “Nymph of Thermaikos”, making their stay unforgettable!
Thessaloniki is a city of great tradition and cultural heritage. This is easily understood by the large number of archaeological monuments that attract thousands of tourists from all over the world who visit it every year. The White Tower, the Arch of Galerius, the Rotunda, the Roman Agora and the Byzantine Churches impress, traveling the visitor to the historical past of the city.
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The New Waterfront is perhaps one of the city’s most famous attractions. The length of the beach stretches from the harbor to the Concert Hall, with a total of 3.5 km of coastal zone. The ideal time for a relaxing walk next to Thermaikos by foot or by bicycle is the afternoon. The shops and the lush thematic gardens create a unique scenery that has nothing to jealous of another European city.
Archaeological Museum, Byzantine Museum, Museum of Macedonian Struggle, Jewish Museum, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Photography. Thessaloniki’s museums are separate centers for preserving the history and culture of the city. Through their collections and actions, visitors have the opportunity to get to know the cultural dimension of Thessaloniki and to get in touch with its history and tradition.
Colored houses and stone alleys make up a scenery that refers to another era. The Old Town is famous for its beauty and splendid architecture. Having been classified as a traditional settlement since the year 1979, it is definitely one of the most tourist areas in the city. The tour begins with some of its most distinct attractions, the Acropolis, the Walls, the Eptapyrgio, its temples and ending with the neighborhood stores, taverns and coffee shops.
Beyond the sights, warm hospitality, monuments and architecture, Thessaloniki is also ideal for gastronomic tourism. Wonderful flavors and products with tradition promise to satisfy even the most discerning palates. Among the tasty local dishes the best-known are the cake of Thessaloniki, the delicious bougatsa stuffed with cream, cheese, minced meat and spinach, as well as the delightful triangles of Panorama.
Until 1917 the area was flooded by oil traders who had their businesses there, giving it the name Ladadika. But the image it presents today has nothing to do with the image of the past. Painted streets, colorful buildings, coffee shops, bars, taverns and restaurants gather every day crowds of city residents and tourists alike. The area is synonymous with fun and entertainment and there is certainly reason to be.
Old markets have a sense of a different era. A wandering around is a unique experience. Stoa Modiano and Kapani are just some of the traditional markets of Thessaloniki, which were once the main commercial part of the city. Today, unfortunately, some of them are no longer having their place in new businesses, while others continue to function, giving a touch of nostalgia to the contemporary image of Thessaloniki.
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