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 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…
Waterfront in Thessaloniki

New Waterfront

Thessaloniki's New Waterfront is evidence that architecture can change the world by changing public space and improving daily urban life. The secret is to implement intelligent, citizen-oriented design that enables …
Historic Building in Thessaloniki

Rotunda of Galerius

In AD 306 Roman emperor Galerius built this stocky 30m-high brick structure as his future mausoleum. But instead of being laid to rest within the 6m-thick walls of the Rotunda, he was buried in today's Serbia after …
Monastery in Thessaloniki

Monastery of Vlatadon

Near Ano Poli’s Byzantine Walls, this secluded monastery has both a tonne of fascinating history and the best views of the city. Believed to have been founded around 1351 by the pious brothers Vlatades, this monaste…
Historic Site in Thessaloniki

Arch of Galerius

The Arch of Galerius (AD 303) celebrates a victory over the Persians with carved, lunging soldiers. It's south of the Rotunda of Galerius on Egnatia. Known locally as Kamara, this landmark is also the city's main me…
Historic Site in Thessaloniki


The kastro (castle) encloses Byzantine churches and timber-framed houses with overhanging upper storeys. Enjoy panoramic views from the tower by the eastern edge of the Byzantine Walls, built to survive sieges in th…
Architecture in Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki Concert Hall

Japanese architect Arata Isozaki created the M2, one of two buildings that house Thessaloniki's live music scene. The M2 is a contemporary structure with impeccably simple geometry, using glass, stone and steel, and…
Museum in Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki Museum of Photography

This 1910 port warehouse is home to thought-provoking exhibitions of historic and contemporary Greek photography. The sea views from the cafe are fantastic, too.