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Ano Poli is one of the few regions of Thessaloniki that survived the big fire of 1917. It is located north of the Church of St Demetrius and extends up to the Byzantine walls. People live there from the Hellenistic period and it kept growing. It reached its peak during the the period of the Ottoman rule of Thessaloniki. It stands out because of its cool micro-climate, because of the cool breezes from the sea and the magnificent view to Thermaikos Gulf. In Ano Poli you can find one of the most important monuments of the city, such as the Eptapyrgion, the temple of Hosios David, the Vlatadon monastery, Alantza Imaret, the temple of Taxiarches and many more. The houses are built following the typical Macedonian and Balkan architecture. A walk around the narrow streets of Ano Poli, that resemble a lot the streets of islands, is a very interesting experience, because that is very close to the city centre but at the same side away from its noise, with a much calmer way of living. In Ano Poli you can find many small tavernas with typical Greek food and, most of them, their own wine.
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