Thessaloniki is Macedonia’s largest and most populous city in northern Greece and the second largest in the country after the capital Athens. It was founded in 316 BC. by Macedonian general Kassandros, who gave her the name of his wife and a half-sister of Alexander the Great, Thessaloniki.
Beach - White Tower
You can start your walk from the Port Warehouses. The Museum of Photography, the Film Museum and the Center for Contemporary Art operate there. Then you come across Aristotelous Square with the unique architecture of the buildings surrounding it. Next up is the White Tower, which was an Ottoman prison for at least four centuries.
The Arch of Galerius was built just before 305 AD. and its relief depicts the victory of the Romans over the Persians.
Upper Town(Ano Poli)
The Triangle Tower with panoramic views, Eptapyrgio (Yedi Kule), Vlatades Monastery, a number of Byzantine churches and countless Ottoman monuments await you in the Upper Town. The walk around the area is truly unforgettable for the visitor. It is one of the many places that made Thessaloniki the most romantic city in our country.
The Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum hosts truly unique collections of ancient artifacts. Remarkable is the representation of a wealthy bourgeois house of Thessaloniki in the imperial years (2nd-3rd century AD), the Treasure of Petralona made of bronze tools (forty chisels and four chisels), the “treasure” of the Arabian. Neolithic period / ca. 4500-3200 BC) and is dated to the Early Bronze Age 3rd millennium BC.
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