From its beauty to its historical chaos, fall in love with the enchanting city of Thessaloniki and indulge in the vibrancy and energy the city has morphed into today.
Situated on the northern fringe of the Thermaic Gulf lies the enchanting Thessaloniki. Known as the second-largest city in Greece, be enchanted by its stunning architecture, delicious cuisine, remarkable sea views and cosmopolitan character. With an incredible combination of rich multicultural history and a picturesquely peaceful atmosphere, explore the ancient secrets of this magnificent city and discover the special beauty and charm that this modern metropolis has achieved after its stormy history.
Every year, Thessaloniki invites new and emerging filmmakers to its International Film Festival, one of Southeast Europe's primary showcases for independent and professional film productions from all over the world — it's an unmissable event! With so much to do, be sure to explore the Ano Poli neighbourhood, Thessaloniki’s most colourful and historic neighbourhood, and one of the only places that remains intact after the Great Thessaloniki Fire of 1917! Filled with stone-paved alleys, Macedonian and Balkan architecture, monasteries and fantastic views over the city and the gulf, enjoy some deliciously tasty mezes in a hidden taverna or cafe with the locals.
From its most famous sight, the White Tower, to a buzzing waterfront packed with diverse cocktail bars, climb up to the Byzantine walls and take in the gorgeous Aegean sunset.
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