Byzantine churches, crumbling ruins, modern architecture, intense nightlife and stunning beaches -- this is the essence of Thessaloniki. Being the second largest city in Greece, Thessaloniki combines more than 2,300 years of history with every facility a modern European city can offer a visitor.

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The White Tower

The White Tower is the most iconic symbol of the city. In the 19th century, this tower was used as a prison, however nowadays it is a more hospitable museum of art and history.

White Tower, Thessaloniki
Ladadika Quarter

The area from Koudouriotou to Diamanti streets and from Hiou to Lemnou streets is known as Ladadika. This is an old quarter, with narrow pavements and neoclassical buildings. Here you will find plenty of bars, restaurants and the Museum of ancient Greek and Byzantine instruments.

Ladadika, Thessaloniki

A really nice place where every day means live Greek music and special Greek dishes. The atmosphere is authentic and the service outstanding. Music and extensive menu with lots to chose from. Don't forget ouzo, the Greek traditional drink.

3 Ladadika Platia Morihovou Street, Thessaloniki
Nea Diagonios

The specialties of this tavern are handmade gyros, soutzoukakia (a local dish) and meatballs and the prices suit those trying to dine on a low budget as well. They also offer gluten free menu with special handmade cheese burger. With your food have a beer from artisanal breweries like Nissos from Tinos and Donkey from Santorini. You will find the restaurant just outside the city centre.

89 Plastira Nikolaou, Thessaloniki
Notos Galleries

One of the largest department stores in Greece. Here you will find branded clothing, footwear and everything when it comes to beauty. After shopping relax on the 7th floor with food and coffee.

24 Tsimiski & 31 Mitropoleos, Thessaloniki
Attica Department Stores

Attica is another large and fashionable department store in Greece. Combines upscale international designers with popular Greek brands. You can find a great collections of fashion, accessories and beauty. Also you can get offers up to 50%.

48-50 Tsimiski strreet, Thessaloniki


The Macedonian airport, at the area of Mikra, is the second largest airport of Greece and is linked with most destinations of Europe and the Balkan countries. To get from the airport to the centre of the town will take you from 20 to 45 minutes, depending on the traffic. You can go to the centre of Thessaloniki using bus number 78. It runs every 45 minutes and it takes approximate 45 minutes.

Thessaloniki Airport, Thessaloniki