Top things to do

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 Canyon in Zagorohoria

Vikos Gorge

The Voïdomatis River, a tributary of the Aoös, carved the 12km-long, 900m-deep Vikos Gorge over millions of years, leaving stark cliffs and yawning depths. According to Guinness, it’s the world’s deepest canyon in p…
Top Choice Museum in Thrace

Art of Silk Museum

Located in Tsiakiri House, a silk producer of 60 years pedigree, this museum beautifully illuminates the region's sericultural history. Incredibly enthusiastic, multilingual staff take you through the history and th…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Thrace

Dadia Forest Reserve

Bird and nature lovers will delight in this beautiful reserve, situated on one of Europe’s major bird migration routes. The 73-sq-km reserve has 203 bird species, including three types of vulture. Visits are best in…
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…