Thessaloniki, overlooking the Thermaikos Gulf, is Greece's second-largest city with its modern metropolitan heart deeply rooted in a rich culture, art, history, architecture and monuments from different eras. Known as the cultural capital of the country and a foodie destination of note with a versatile local gastronomy, delicious local products, and some of the best wineries, the city is also home to various festivals, events and happenings brimming with their own unique flair.
Thessaloniki has always been a fascinating cultural crossroad bringing endless cultural, political and creative activities together and into existence throughout the years. With a long list of things to do, see and discover, you can immerse yourself fully in the vibrant culture, interesting history and architectural masterpieces while staying at City Hotel or The Excelsior, both in the heart of the city. And the city’s vantage point of being in a seaside location and the relaxing atmosphere makes it is the ideal destination for visitors and locals alike, a place that you can explore with all your senses.
Make your visit unforgettable. Fully embrace the picturesque neighbourhood of Ladadika and its local delicacies. Visit the much-adored commercial Tsimiski Street where you can shop till you drop, and feel the pulse of the city at Aristotelous Square, the city’s landmark dotted with shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, cultural events and views of the Thermaikos Gulf. Go to the White Tower overlooking the Aegean Sea, the wonderful long promenade, the Museum of the Fine Arts and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Thessaloniki is an all-year-round destination that offers unique experiences. And whether you are travelling for a city break or an extended stay, Thessaloniki has it all… even in the middle of winter.