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Plan your Thessaloniki holiday and discover the lively port city on the Thermal Gulf. With 325,000 inhabitants, Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece and exudes a Mediterranean charm with its location by the sea. Enjoy the fabulous view from the fortress Heptapyrgion, dive into the colorful culture and art scene of Thessaloniki and let yourself be enchanted by the serenity and warmth of the inhabitants. Of course, numerous culinary delights also await you during your holiday. Our travel experts will put together your perfect travel package according to your travel tastes and preferences.
Famous fortress and former prison
Monument and museum from the 15th century
Byzantine monastery with idyllic gardens
High above the rooftops of Thessaloniki, the Heptapyrgion watches over the city. The imposing fortress in Byzantine and Ottoman style is located on the northeastern part of the Acropolis, the castle hill. Built for military purposes, the fortress was converted into a prison in the 19th century and closed in 1989. Today the former prison is open for tours. The Heptapyrgion is the highest point in Thessaloniki, so from here you can enjoy a magnificent view over the city.
The White Tower is located on the waterfront in Thessaloniki and is considered a landmark of the city. The fortified tower was built in the 15th century and served since then as a fortification, garrison and as a prison. Today it houses a museum. The tower got its name when the building was whitewashed at the beginning of the 20th century. The once white facade can only be guessed at today.
The Vlatades Monastery was founded in the 14th century and is today the only Byzantine monastery in Thessaloniki that is still preserved and located in the city. The monastery is located in the upper part of the city and with its picturesque gardens it offers a wonderful place of rest. Since 1988, the Vlatades Monastery is part of the UNESCO World Heritage.
The Rotunda of Galerius, a domed building from the Roman period built around 306 AD, is already impressive from the outside, but you should not miss a look inside the rotunda. Because inside you can discover beautifully decorated wall mosaics from Christian times.
From far away you can see the magnificent Byzantine building of the Church of the Holy Apostles from the 14th century. Around 1530, the building was converted into a mosque. Since 1926, the building has once again served as an Orthodox church. Less
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