Thessaloniki Points of Interest

Θεσσαλονίκη-Πλατεία-ΑριστοτέλουςAristotelous Square Thessaloniki

Aristotelous Square is the largest square in Thessaloniki and one of the largest and most impressive in Greece. Its current form was designed after the great fire of 1917 by the French architect Ernest Hebrard. In Aristotelous square there are some of the most important and beautiful buildings of the city, such as the Olympian, which hosts the Thessaloniki Film Festival and the twin building of the hotel Electra Palace, while all the 12 buildings that surround the square are characterized as preserved. Some of the best bookstores in the city are in the square, several radio stations, public services and many shops as trendy cafés, restaurants and trendy bakeries. All major events in the city are celebrated in Aristotelous Square (Christmas, Tsiknopempti, etc.).

Navarino Square Thessaloniki

The Navarino Square extends between Kamara and Tsimiski Street. Its reputation is due to the fact that this is the more inclusive city square. It is located next to the Galerius palace and near the racetrack, while the creperies of the square have the best reputation in Thessaloniki.

Museum of Byzantine Culture Thessaloniki

The Byzantine Culture Museum is housed in a modern building in the center of Thessaloniki, near the Archaeological Museum and is one of the most modern museums in Greece. Its aim is the gathering, protect, study and display of works of art and objects of Byzantine culture from its heyday until the period that followed the fall of Constantinople to the Turks in 1453. The projects are hosted at the Museum from the region of Macedonia, particularly in Thessaloniki.Θεσσαλονίκη-Μουσείο-Βυζαντινού-Πολιτισμού It offers spacious and functional warehouse, designed in accordance with modern international standards and it has a special reception area of the excavation finds. The Byzantine Museum also has auditorium, temporary exhibitions spaces and other activities, as well shops.

Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF HELEXPO)

This is the biggest national trade fair and one of the most important exhibitions in the Balkan region. As year of the institution is considered the 1925 and the first event is placed in 1926. The facilities that host the exhibition are located in the university area and every year during September thousands of traders and exhibitors from Greece and abroad participate in this huge event. Apart from professional groups, the exhibition is open to the public and many events take place there, such as concerts, parties and dances.
The fair is an institution for the city and the country as well, and is visited every year by political leaders and official guests from other states.

International Book Fair Thessaloniki

This is the biggest national trade fair and one of the most important exhibitions in the Balkan region. As year of the institution is considered the 1925 and the first event is placed in 1926. The facilities that host the exhibition are located in the university area and every year during September thousands of traders and exhibitors from Greece and abroad participate in this huge event. Θεσσαλονίκη-Διεθνής-Εκθεση-Θεσσαλονίκης-ΔΕΘ-HELEXPOApart from professional groups, the exhibition is open to the public and many events take place there, such as concerts, parties and dances. The fair is an institution for the city and the country as well, and is visited every year by political leaders and official guests from other states.

Beach of Thessaloniki

In Thessaloniki, walking along the coastal front of the city is highly recommended. Indeed in recent years the recently renovated space offers more amenities and entertainment options. It is ideal for sports thanks to the specially designated areas, ride the famous boats along the coast and for observation of Olympus, especially when there is good weather.
Another of the characteristics of the beach is the well-organized bicycle path. Finally, clubs and shops of the old beachfront really offer many options for lovely evening outings.

Film Festival Thessaloniki

The Thessaloniki Film Festival completed in 2009 half century of life. It usually takes place in mid-November, and in recent years its reputation has risen sharply. There is even a documentary festival which takes place in March and completed 12 years of life in 2010.Θεσσαλονίκη-Μέγαρο-Μουσικής The festival films are screened at the Olympion (rooms Olympion and Pavlos Zannas) in the heart of the city, in Aristotelous square and in a series of rooms that are in the warehouses of Pier A of the port of Thessaloniki (rooms Tzon Kassavetis Stavros Tornes, Tonia Marketaki and Frida Liappa).

Concert Hall Thessaloniki

The Concert Hall is located on the east side of the coastal city in front of Poseidon region. Responsible for this is a group of distinguished Greek architects, which includes the famous Japanese architect Isozaki APAT, who was involved in the construction of the additional new building. The concert Hall often hosts unique performances.

Stoa Modiano-Kapani Thessaloniki

Special interest for each tourist tour and an opportunity for deeper understanding of Thessaloniki’s history is to visit the Modiano and Kapani galleries.The unique style and various outdated tactics in the marketplace, as the bargain, continue to exist here and contribute to the particularity of the area. It is considered as the most central city market that combines abundance with cheap products and variety.

Θεσσάλονίκη-στοά-Μοδίάνο-ΚαπάνιThese galleries nowadays host wonderful cafes and taverns of the historic city center.