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I have been to Athens plenty of times but never Thessaloniki. I am trying to nail down an itinerary for the next time I am in Greece. I have never been to Thessaloniki! What is a good list of things to see and do while I am here? I started my research:

** Ladadika District - Because it seems kinda neat....
** Archaeological Museum - I love this kind of thing!
** White Tower - seems like an iconic landmark?
 
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I have been to Athens plenty of times but never Thessaloniki. I am trying to nail down an itinerary for the next time I am in Greece. I have never been to Thessaloniki! What is a good list of things to see and do while I am here? I started my research:

** Ladadika District - Because it seems kinda neat....
** Archaeological Museum - I love this kind of thing!
** White Tower - seems like an iconic landmark?
Check out also these landmarks/museums:
Museum of Byzantine Culture
Basilica of St. Demetrius
Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos (you will love the frescoes!)
Church of St. Athanasius (87 Egnatias str.)
Rotonda
Church of Hosios David
Church of the Holy Apostles
Vlatadon Monastery
Roman Agora/Forum with the attached museum

If you want further information, I am at your disposal!
 
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Check out also these landmarks/museums:
Museum of Byzantine Culture
Basilica of St. Demetrius
Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos (you will love the frescoes!)
Church of St. Athanasius (87 Egnatias str.)
Rotonda
Church of Hosios David
Church of the Holy Apostles
Vlatadon Monastery
Roman Agora/Forum with the attached museum

If you want further information, I am at your disposal!
This is a fantastic list. There are so many great churches and museums in Thessaloniki. It's totally worth visiting each of these churches because they are all so unique.
 
Hmmm let's see - I agree that you should see the White Tower. It's pretty iconic and a recognizable feature of the city. I have also heard that the churches are a must-see. Each is so unique and beautiful! I would also take the time to wander through the neighborhoods - they all have their own, unique character.
 

Seeking the Best Mezze Spots in Thessaloniki

I am looking for recommendations. I am going to Thessaloniki in the spring and I want to visit a taverna or restaurant that has great Mezze!

If you've had an unforgettable meze experience in Thessaloniki, please share! I'm looking for recommendations on:
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  • Any tips for a truly authentic meze dining experience
I appreciate any guidance you can provide to help me (and fellow food lovers) compile a list of must-visit meze destinations in Thessaloniki.

Best Photo Opportunities in Thessaloniki?

I am going to visit Thessaloniki soon, and I thought I would make a list of great places to take pics in the city. Here's what I have so far:

The White Tower (Lefkos Pyrgos): Iconic and unmistakable, the White Tower offers panoramic views. It's a great backdrop for a photo.
Ano Poli (Upper Town): This part of the city feels like stepping back in time. With its traditional houses, Byzantine walls, and cobblestone streets, Ano Poli is the place to capture the soul of Thessaloniki.
The Waterfront Promenade: Stretching over 5 kilometers, the promenade is teeming with life and offers diverse photographic opportunities. There's so much here!
Aristotelous Square: The architectural marvels surrounding this spacious square provide a beautiful urban backdrop. The blend of neo-classical buildings with modern life creates a lively setting for street photography.
Rotunda and Galerius Arch (Kamara): Ancient Roman ruins right in the heart of the city offer a unique contrast between old and new. Capture the intricate details of these historic sites, or focus on their interaction with the daily life of locals and tourists alike.
Modiano and Kapani Markets: For those interested in capturing the vibrancy of local life, the bustling markets of Modiano and Kapani are perfect. The array of colors, textures, and candid human moments make every shot dynamic.
Thessaloniki’s Museums and Art Galleries: While the exteriors of these buildings are architecturally beautiful, the real treasures can be found inside. They are perfect for those who love capturing the beauty of art through their lenses.

Can you guys think of anything else?

Summer Festivals in Thessaloniki

I'm planning a trip to Thessaloniki this summer and am really excited to experience the local culture. I've heard there are some fantastic cultural festivals in the area, but I haven't been able to find much information online.

Does anyone know of any upcoming summer cultural festivals in Thessaloniki? I'd love to hear about any events that celebrate music, dance, art, or even local traditions. Any recommendations or personal experiences would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

Visiting the Museum for Macedonian Struggle in Thessaloniki?

I'm planning a trip to Thessaloniki soon and I've heard a lot about the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle. It seems like a place with rich historical significance and I'm keen on exploring more about the region's history through this museum. I would appreciate any advice or insights from those who have visited or are familiar with the museum.

What do you think, is this worth visiting? It has a personal significance for me, as well as an historical one. I have a good friend who is passionate about this cause.

Public transportation in Thessaloniki?

I'm planning a trip to Thessaloniki and would appreciate some advice on the public transportation system. How reliable and convenient are the buses? Are there any other public transport options I should consider? Also, is it easy to get around the city without a car? Any tips on purchasing tickets or navigating the routes would be really helpful. We're hoping to explore the city extensively, so any insights on the best ways to get around would be greatly appreciated.
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