Thessaloniki – the Greek co-capital with a unique geography. A bridge where not only the East and the West, the past and present, but also the antiquity and the modern meet.
Located in the far north of the country, it has been for over 2,000 years a melting pot of cultures. The variety one can enjoy in the city is really fascinating. Thessaloniki known with its museums, churches, mosques, marketplaces and natural beauties, makes its guests feel that it was and still is one of the most significant cities in Greece. Important monuments like the ancient Roman Agora or the Arch of Galerius give away the rich history of Thessaloniki. Visit the oldest monument, the Rotunda, which has the city’s only minaret. Once a Roman Mausoleum, a Christian church and later a mosque, Rotunda is a retrospective view of the history. Just as all the main cities of the world, so too Thessaloniki has its own nickname and symbol. “The Nymph of the North”, as locals call the city, has its landmark, the White Tower. A 15th century fortification and nowadays an exhibition space of the Byzantine Museum of Thessaloniki, the White Tower is located on the city’s promenade and it is also a beloved meeting spot for the Thessalonians.
Additionally, this huge influence from many cultures, such as Byzantine, Ottoman, Jewish and western European, gave fair to Thessaloniki the title of Greece’s culinary capital. This is reflected in the blend of spicy Eastern, French, Balkan and Mediterranean flavors of its cuisine, and in its cosmopolitan vibe. Amazing seafood, traditionally cooked dishes and unique sweets will leave you inexpressible emotions and put Thessaloniki in your mind as one of the most impressive destinations.
- Local licensed guide
- Transportation on comfortable vehicle
- Entrance fees to museums and wineries (unless agreed otherwise)
- Snacks, drinks, or meals
Opening hours of White Tower
- April 1 – October 30
08:00 – 20:00
Entrance fee to White Tower: 8 euro
- November 1 – March 31
Entrance fee to White Tower: 4 euros
- The Museum remains closed on: December 25th and 26th, January 1st, March 25th, Easter Day, May Day (public holidays).
- On other public holidays (Easter Monday, Holy Spirit Monday, August 15th and October 28th) it operates according to normal hours.
- The White Tower and the new city’s promenade
- Thessaloniki Acropolis and Eptapyrgio
- Rotonda and the Arch of Galerius
- The Ancient Roman Agora and the Saint Demetrius’ Basilica
- Upper old town: Old Byzantine churches and Ottoman Hammam Baths
- Food and Spices market and flea market Bit Bazar
- Ladadika – City’s gastronomic center
- Valaoritou street – Vibrant nightlife quarter
- Either before the excursion or after you will have free time so you can shop, sit at one of the picturesque cafes and feel yourself as a local.