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Top Choice Mountain in Macedonia

Mt Olympus

The cloud-covered lair of the Ancient Greek pantheon, awe-inspiring Mt Olympus is simply spectacular. It fires visitors' imaginations today, just as it did for the ancients who venerated it. Greece’s highest mountai…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Macedonia

Vergina Royal Tombs Museum

A grass-covered tumulus (burial mound) has been converted into a truly spine-tingling museum where visitors can descend to the entryways of royal tombs and admire treasures unearthed at this very site. The showpiece…
Top Choice Museum in Thessaloniki

Archaeological Museum

Macedonia's major prehistoric and ancient Macedonian and Hellenistic finds are housed in this museum (except for Vergina's gold tomb finds, which are exhibited in Vergina). Highlights include the Derveni Crater (330…
Top Choice Church in Thessaloniki

Church of Agios Dimitrios

This enormous 5th-century structure honours Thessaloniki’s patron saint. A Roman soldier, Dimitrios was killed around AD 306 at this former Roman bath site by order of Emperor Galerius, infamous persecutor of Christ…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Thessaloniki

Extravaganza

Three friends and an abandoned space near the Roman Agora resulted in this fantastic restaurant. The food is as innovative as it is sensual – the strawberry and sausage risotto may sound unusual, but once you taste …
Top Choice Greek in Thessaloniki

Taverna to Igglis

Sister to Sempriko and I Nea Follia, this neighbourhood taverna's ordinary looks hide some of the best food in town. Slow-cooked pork shank in thyme, ever-changing daily specialities and marinated meat grills are si…
Top Choice Museum in Thessaloniki

Museum of Byzantine Culture

This fascinating museum has plenty of treasures to please Byzantine buffs, plus simple explanations to introduce the empire to total beginners. More than 3000 Byzantine objects, including mosaics, intriguing tomb pa…
Top Choice Greek in Thessaloniki

Sempriko

Near the western Byzantine Walls, Sempriko has become a classic thanks to its consistent quality. Steaks immersed in truffle oil are enormous and absolutely divine, salads are imaginative, shrimp is sizzled in butte…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Thessaloniki

From Thessaloniki

Architect Evangelia and set designer Athanasia, two wonderfully creative and warm women, started this little shop that makes and sells the most original and beautiful souvenirs in town. Choose from painted tiles, Gr…
Top Choice Greek in Thessaloniki

Mourgá

This has got to be the place that will linger in your sensory memory for decades – elegant and relaxed, Mourgá will make you fall in love with Greek food, Thessaloniki style. Taste the buttery pan-fried shrimp, fava…