Top Things to Do in Thessaloniki

Tour History

History buffs have a wealth of archaeological sites to discover in Thessaloniki and the area surrounding the city.  The city’s landmarks have endured as symbols of Thessaloniki’s 3,000-year-old history.  The famous White Tower is located near a picturesque waterfront promenade. The city also has a scattering of lovely neighborhoods dotted with beautiful homes and Byzantine churches.  Thessaloniki is known for its 5th-century Church of Agios Dimitrios, the Rotunda of Galerius and 3rd-century Roman palace ruins.

Aristotelous Square

This is the city’s most central square was redesigned after a devastating fire in1917. It is one of the biggest and most impressive squares in Greece with a great view of Thermaikos Gulf.

Take a Stroll 

Thessaloniki is the perfect place for a relaxing waterfront stroll. Nikis Avenue extends across the seafront from the city’s port right up to the Statue of Alexander the Great. Stop and have a coffee or a delicious meal at one of the many sea facing bars and cafes.  It is one of the most popular promenades for both guests and locals.


The residents of the second largest city in Greece may argue that their nightlife scene beats out the capital of Athens.  Thessaloniki, with its young crowds, art-loving crowds and vibrant crowds, has its share of clubs that are dedicated to traditional and modern Greek music as well as jazz and rock.

One area to experience Thessaloniki nightlife is the historic neighborhood of Ladadika, a walk away from Aristotelous Square. It was saved from the 1917 fire. The renovated buildings have become a top nightlife district full of great restaurants and clubs.

Bouzoukia Clubs

Thessaloniki also boasts some of the best bouzoukia clubs. These traditional live Greek music clubs are a truly Greek experience.  Many of the country’s most popular pop and traditional Greek music singers headline at select bouzoukia every winter season.  Flowers are thrown, everyone sings and the drinks keep coming starting at midnight to the wee hours of the morning.