Church of the Virgin Mary Acheiropoietos
Built in the place of an ancient Temple of Venus, the Church of the Virgin Mary Acheiropoietos has the finest columns and mosaic floors.
It's worth visiting the cathedral of Thessaloniki's patron, St Demetrius. It is included in UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites.
Byzantine Church of St. Panteleimon
St. Panteleimon is a Byzantine church still in use. A piece of living history surviving on Egnatia, a busy street. Worth a short visit, if you come across it.
The city takes pride in its ancient history, and in particular its Macedonian heritage. Alexander's statue attracts tourists and skaters.
Thessaloniki's trademark, the White Tower, was built by Eastern Romans, turned into a prison by the Ottomans, and into a museum by the Greeks.
For more than 1300 years, Hagia Sophia of Thessaloniki has been attracting believers. It has excellent mosaics and a heavy but elegant architecture.
A urban-environment contemporary art piece decorates the seafront promenade. Enjoy a long walk and you will encounter Zongolopoulos Umbrellas.
Byzantine Church of Panagia Chalkeon
A small oasis of history, the Byzantine Church of Panagia Chalkeon is in the heart of a small park. Certainly get inside for a spiritual break.
Thessaloniki's showcase square is a place for coffee, dining, and shopping, often with an exceptional sunset. Start or finish your walk here.
Today, the favorite meeting point of young Thessalonians, Kamara - the Arch - was built to celebrate Roman victory over Sassanid Persians.
Galerius would-be mausoleum, the Roman Rotunda was finally turned into a church and a mosque. A place steeped in history and arts.
The impressive Byzantine fortification has a small promenade offering panoramic views over Thessaloniki, and fantastic tavernas nearby.
The Roman Forum (Agora) was Thessalonica's administrative heart. A cryptoporticus, an odeum/council room, and baths have been excavated.
A century ago, the wealthy quartier of Thessaloniki was full of houses like Villa Bianca. Today, it is a fabulous bar-restaurant.
The ancient square and walkway in the heart of Thessaloniki's Roman complex is alive with students hanging around, especially at night.
Statue of Eleftherios Venizelos
The statue honors the great 20th century politician who played a key role in Greece's modernization and expansion. The statue is part of a huge square.