Things to do in Thessaloniki

THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Thessaloniki

Things to Do in Thessaloniki


Book these experiences for a close-up look at Thessaloniki.

From quick jaunts to full-day outings.

Top Attractions in Thessaloniki

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Historic Sites
Landmark church adorned with Romano-Byzantine architecture, home to significant catacombs and crypts, and walls graced with historical art.
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Points of Interest & Landmarks
Historic tower featuring panoramic city and sea views, multi-level exhibits on local history, and an informative app for non-Greek speakers.
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Points of Interest & Landmarks
Lively square with scenic harbor views, diverse dining, and shopping. Known for its architectural charm and as a starting point for city exploration.
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History Museums
Interactive museum dedicated to the Byzantine era, showcasing artifacts and daily life exhibits with an engaging audio guide, set in a historical ambiance.
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Ancient Ruins
Historic rotunda featuring Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic architecture with preserved mosaics and frescoes. Showcases a rich tapestry of cultural transformations over 18 centuries.
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What travellers are saying

  • tsvetelinat13201
    Plovdiv, Bulgaria10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An amazing renovated church from 14 century. I visited it on the third day of my 5 days trip to Thessaloniki. It is high church.It has an amazing freskos. I can see the crypt of Saint Dimitrios. In it I saw fragments from the earliest church variety.
    Written January 15, 2024
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  • 267sally
    London30 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit for the views from top alone. Lots of displays inside but sadly ALL in Greek so not very helpful for tourists.
    But beautifully renovated, an impressive tower!
    Written April 17, 2024
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  • FactotumDellaCitta
    London, UK3,878 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an excellent museum with many top-notch exhibits from ancient Macedonia. The explanations of the exhibits were well written and interesting.
    Written December 28, 2023
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  • Dimitris
    Berlin, Germany106 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ladadika is one of the busiest location of the Thessaloniki at Friday and Saturday night. Full of great restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs.
    Written January 18, 2024
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  • 267sally
    London30 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive square, worth a visit as there’s always something happening, locals congregating and promenading.
    Grab a coffee and people watch!
    Written April 17, 2024
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  • Isabelle F
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great experience. There are many different rooms where and who can learn about different aspects of the Byzantine life. There is also audio guide.
    Written March 10, 2024
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  • Effie F
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An amazing Byzantine church not to missed when you visit Thessaloniki. Located in the centre of the town easy to access . The frescos and architecture makes it a worth visiting place. One can definitely enjoy the atmosphere of an orthodox church and escape for a few moments from the hot and noisy shopping streets that sound the church.
    Written March 15, 2024
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  • tsvetelinat13201
    Plovdiv, Bulgaria10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I visited in my last day in Thessaloniki. If you want to enter you must by buy a ticket. It is cost 3€ Re adult, but the entrance is free for young people under 25.
    Written January 15, 2024
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  • ayurvedicosteo
    UK26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are interested in Turkey at all you must visit if in the area. Its very much a pilgrimage for any Turkish citizen. The museum is in Turkish and English and is very informative. There are many old photographs which are amazing and added to my understanding of what a contribution he made to relations. I learnt alot. Tricky to find but persevere. The entrance may confuse you as it's guarded and fenced off. Nice courtyard garden to rest in and toilets. FREE entrance.
    Written June 24, 2023
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  • Peadar-Fru
    Bucharest, Romania35 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles