Thessaloniki or Salonica; a fascinating city. It is the second-largest city of Greece and capital of the province of Macedonia, the nation's largest region in the northern part of the country
Hotel Luxembourg has created a special Thessaloniki city guide that will guide you through the city's mystique, find the major spots and obtain info that are going to be very useful during your stay.
Thessaloniki’s character could be described by the word relaxed perfectly. The city has a beauty that cannot be compared to another one in Greece. The mixture of different people, cultures, architecture and life style has created a diverse atmosphere. The city of Thessaloniki has a different, relaxed, mysterious yet lively feel .
Three religions met, Greeks, Jews and Ottoman Turks and lived in harmony for many centuries. This fact has made the city magical, full of delicious cuisine restaurants. Tastefull sweets, pies and taverns that offer Greek traditional and not only dishes are always around the corner in Thessaloniki
A lively city,full of avenues, parks, squares and architectural buildings that are worth to just stare and admire.
Last but not least, Thessaloniki is one of Greece'smajor economic, industrial, commercial and political centre. It has been a major transportation hub for the rest of southeastern Europe for a long period of time.
The symbol of Thessaloniki and the point of reference for the locals and the visitors. It stands next to the sea front of the town reminding the old times. In the 19th century it was a prison. Nowadays it's a museum of art and history.
The area from Koudouriotou to Diamanti streets and from Hiou to Lemnou streets is known as Ladadika. Here you can find many bars, restaurants and the Museum of ancient Greek and Byzantine instruments.
The most impressive square in Thessaloniki. Buildings with great architecture inspired by European and colonial models, cafes, shops etc. A meeting place during the day. The square where the big celebrations take place, such us the coming of the new year.
The church of the patron saint of the town is a must see in Thessaloniki. The first church of Saint Dimitrios was built in 313 A.D. It was completely rebuilt in 1948 according the original plans since it has been destroyed twice before by fire.
Two of the characteristic monuments in town. Galerius arch is situated near the eastern walls of the city, a short distance from the Kassandreotiki gate.
Rotonda is a cylindrical building of early 4th century A.D., unique in Greece. It used to be a Pantheon or a Mausoleum for emperor Galerius. Now it's the Saint George church. The entrance is free. The mosaics inside are really impressive.