Top 5 Places to Visit in Thessaloniki

By ThessalonikiTourismOrg | Jan 27, 2020
Europe > Greece > Thessaloniki

1. White Tower

Walk over the White Tower and enjoy the museum within the renovated interior. Various historical events pertaining to Greece and its neighboring countries are explained. Then climb the steps to the lookout at the top of the White Tower and see the beautiful city and sea stretched out before you.

White Tower

White Tower

2. Old Port

As an extremely popular destination for youth and elders alike, watch the sunrise or sunset here. Pick a spot and enjoy casual conversation over coffee or beer. With the sound of the waves at your feet and the light, cool breeze on your face, this is one of the best places to wind down and relax.

3. Kamara or Arch of Galerius

The Arch of Galerius, better known as the Kamara, is located at the junction of Egnatia and Demetriou Gounari street further up Navarinou Square. The quadruple arch was part of the large building complex which included the Galerius Palace, the Hippodrome and the Rotunda.

This a great spot to watch the city and its people go about their days. Various food and coffee shops line the surrounding streets, so sit down, relax, and enjoy the company around you.

​4. Castles of Thessaloniki

As a historical wonder, the Castle is a spectacular structure to explore.The "Castles of Thessaloniki" is a complex of forts, towers and walls that were constructed over a period of many centuries to protect the city.The White tower, the Eptapyrgion and the Vardari fortress which are parts of Thessaloniki fortifications are presented separately, in this site, as autonomous castles. It is said that you get the best view of the city from here, so it is a place you must visit. The neighboring streets have preserved an authentic and traditional Greek style.

Castles of Thessaloniki

Castles of Thessaloniki

5. Aristotelous Square

Another popular hub celebrating Aristotle and his many contributions to society. The Square itself, located on Nikis avenue, itself is popular for casual talks as well as major events. The nearby restaurants and shops lining the streets are also great to browse through.Designed by French architect Ernest Hébrard in 1918, but most of the square was built in the 1950s.

Summer History

Share this tip:

Written by ThessalonikiTourismOrg
Thessaloniki Tourism Organization is a non-profit organization which constitutes the official tourism board of Thessaloniki’s Region, Greece.

Thoughts? Questions?

See also

Accommodations

Tours and activities

Oysters & Clams Experience in Mykonos

Enjoy Greek Oysters and clams. You'll be spoiled with plenty of oysters and clams all of them from Mykonos island and handpicked from local fishermen every morning. You will taste Ouzo and Tsipouro, the most famous spirits in Greece.

Sunday Food Tasting Tour of Athens

For those that only have a Sunday to explore the whole of Athens and want to get the Athenian local feeling, this tour is for you! In just a few hours you will not only have the opportunity to check out the sights of the capital, but you will also get to taste the full spectrum of the Greek cuisine!

Coronavirus Information & Resources