Thessaloniki, the so-called ghost town, is located on the Aegean Sea and attracts a large group of tourists every year. It has a huge port and a promenade leading to it. Narrow streets bring everyone into the climate and mood of Greek life. Numerous historical attractions remind of the wars carried out from the time of Byzantium. This is a place where everyone will find something for themselves and thus warm themselves in the Greek sun.

These are one of the most European cities in Greece, because despite many ancient buildings, we will also find modern buildings.

Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece. We will find there many historical monuments and remains from the Byzantine era.

On the other hand, the city has a party life full of evening feasts where locals celebrate long evenings after work. Roman monuments are in contact with modernity and everyday life of locals.

The city is especially popular in the summer, the temperatures are high and the sun shines every day. The city's weather and attractions attract
a large group of tourists from all over the world.

The most popular monuments in Thesaloniki:


is the oldest monument in the whole city. It comes from the turn of the 3rd and 4th centuries BC. During its functioning, the building most likely served as a temple of Zeus, later a church, and then a mosque. Inside, tourists can admire richly decorated mosaics from the 14th century.

Arch of Galerius

formerly connected to the Rotunda and built in 297 BC to celebrate the victory over the Persians. It then consisted of four richly decorated pillars. Only two of them have survived to this day. The arch is a popular meeting place for locals.

Ruins of the Roman forum

tourists can admire the remains of the amphitheater and the shopping street. Near the Rotunda there are other archaeological excavations - including the ruins of the Galerius Palace. Archaeologists are still looking for more objects and buildings from ancient times.

When you are near the square, it is worth visiting the local market. It is quite large and you can find souvenirs as well as fresh seafood, fish and spices.

In Thessaloniki you can see the influence of different cultures.

The Ano Poli district used to be inhabited by the Turkish population. Strolling through the narrow streets, you can admire the colorful buildings and monuments from the Byzantine era.


Autor: Karolina Piegat

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