Thessaloniki is the second largest city of Greece and the most important centre of the area. Built near the sea (at the back of the Thermaïkos Gulf), it is a modern metropolis bearing the marks of its stormy history and its cosmopolitan character, which give it a special beauty and charm.
During panoramic tour we will have the chance to see Aristotelous Square, the city’s most central square boasting monumental mansions. It is one of the biggest and most impressive squares in Greece offering a view of Thermaikos Gulf. Nikis Avenue across the seafront, extending from the city’s Port (to the W) up to the Statue of Alexander the Great (in the E), lined with many cafés, bars and stores. It is one of the most popular promenade areas for locals and visitors alike.
You will have the opportunity to see the White Tower, the main landmark of the city, the Helexpo fairgrounds, the university campus, the Galerius Arch, the Rotunda monument, the Citadel and the City Walls, from where
you will have a marvelous view of Thessaloniki! During your tour, there will be a short stop at Aghios
Demetrius Byzantine church and its crypt,
The city’s central streets namely Mitropoleos, Tsimiski, Ermou and Egnatia are lined with shops, awaiting customers. As you are visiting the city centre, notice the elite art nouveau buildings and mansions located there as well as the Holocaust Victims Monument dedicated to the memory of the Greek Jews of Thessaloniki who were exterminated by the Germans during the German Occupation.
Date: Thursday October 25
Departure from the hotel: 9:00 after breakfast
Price per person: 40 euros