Thessaloniki at a glance!

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Maria Athanasopoulou

Thessaloniki at a glance!

A short walk in the city center!

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Thessaloniki at a glance!

Image - Port of Thessaloniki
Port of Thessaloniki
Maria:The Port of Thessaloniki is one of the largest commercial ports in Greece. Historians say it was founded in 316 BC. Since then, it has dominated the city! In the area around the Port you can find several restaurants, bars and cafes.
Image - Thermaikos
Maria:The Thermaikos bay embraces the city of Thessaloniki. It offers Northern Greece the beauty of its waters. Enjoy its beautiful view from the Promenade of Thessaloniki!
Image - Thessaloniki Seafront promenade
Thessaloniki Seafront promenade
Maria:One of the most beautiful routes in Thessaloniki starts from the Port and ends at the Concert Hall of the city. Many people walk this route, in order to enjoy the sun and the sea while others love to ride it on a bicycle. Whichever way you choose to experience Thessaloniki's Promenade, it will delight you!
Image - Ladadika
Maria:One of the best known areas in the center of Thessaloniki! It is the entertainment district of the city. There are many bars, café and restaurants in Ladadika! The area is next to the Port of Thessaloniki. It keeps a special identity with its narrow streets and its distinctive color!
Image - Aristotelous Square
Aristotelous Square
Maria:It is probably the most beautiful square in Thessaloniki! The square was designed in 1917 by the French architect Ernest Hébrard. Walk around it and enjoy the beautiful views of the sea and the imposing buildings of the square! There are many bars, cafes and restaurants in Aristotelous Square!
Image - White Tower of Thessaloniki
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Maria:The White Tower is undoubtedly the most famous attraction of Thessaloniki. It stands on the same spot from the 15th century AD, protecting and embellishing the city. It was built on an older Byzantine fortification of the city. It is undoubtedly the most photographed monument of Thessaloniki!
Image - Philip II of Macedon
Philip II of Macedon
Maria:You will find it in your right hand if you stand in front of the White Tower, having behind you the sea and crossing the road ahead of you, to the opposite side. The statue depicts King Philip II, grandfather of Alexander the Great
Image - Alexander the Great Statue
Alexander the Great Statue
Maria:The statue of Alexander the Great is located on the Promenade of Thessaloniki, very close to the White Tower. It is an imposing statue worthy of the personality it depicts. The statue was erected in 1973 and represents Alexander the Great riding his horse called Vouchefalas
Image - The Zongolopoulos Umbrellas
The Zongolopoulos Umbrellas
Maria:The sculpture of Giorgos Zongolopoulos, can be found on the promenade of Thessaloniki, near the White Tower. This sculpture is one of the most famous sights of the city! This particular sculpture represented Greece at the 45th Biennale in Venice. A lot of people from all over the world visit and photograph this sculpture!
Image - Thessaloniki Concert Hall
Thessaloniki Concert Hall
Maria:Built on Thessaloniki's Promenade, the Concert Hall was designed to meet all the requirements of a modern conference center. It can accommodate various events such as congresses, concerts, cultural exhibitions, theater and opera performances, dance performances, etc. The building is designed by architect Arata Isozaki.
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  1. Port of Thessaloniki
  2. Thermaikos
  3. Thessaloniki Seafront promenade
  4. Ladadika
  5. Aristotelous Square
  6. White Tower of Thessaloniki
  7. Philip II of Macedon
  8. Alexander the Great Statue
  9. The Zongolopoulos Umbrellas
  10. Thessaloniki Concert Hall

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