Aristotelous Square Tours

Aristotelous Square
The hub of civic activity in Thessaloniki is Aristotelous Square, which was designed by French architect Ernest Hébrard in 1918 after the devastating fire of 1917 that destroyed much of the city center. Sitting on the waterfront just off Nikis Avenue, the square was designed to mimic the vast and grandiose open plazas found in many European maritime cities – such as the Praca do Comercio in Lisbon – and to move away from the chaotic layout of Ottoman Thessaloniki towards an ordered town development plan. Today most of the monumental mansions that line the piazza were rebuilt in the 1950s and renovated again in the early 21st century. It is one of the biggest and most impressive squares in Greece, offering a view of Thermaikos Gulf to the southwest and up the grand boulevard of Aristotelous to the gardens of Platia Dikastirion. 

Thessaloniki is northern Greece’s party town and New Year sees crowds spilling into Aristotelous Square for the countdown to midnight before they pile into late-night clubs and bars to celebrate until sunrise. The square is also a popular spot for social events and festivals throughout the year; during the recent unrest concerning Greece’s financial position within the EU, many protests and political rallies also took place here.

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Nikis Avenue, Thessaloniki. Open 24/7 free of charge and best 
accessed on foot along seafront Nikis Avenue; it’s a five-minute walk from Thessaloniki train station.
Address: Nikis Avenue, Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia 54623, Greece
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Thessaloniki Classic City Private Tour

Get to know Greece’s second-largest city on this private 3-hour tour of Thessaloniki. Admire landmarks such as the White Tower, the Arch of Galerius, and Hagia Sofia church; gaze out over the city from atop the medieval city walls; and visit the Archaeological Museum (optional; entrance fees not included). Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Mount Athos Full Day Cruise from Thessaloniki

Exploring Greece’s Mt. Athos peninsula—where medieval monasteries pepper the forested slopes—is near-impossible alone, with many areas off-limits to visitors. This full-day cruise trip from Thessaloniki makes it possible, with the benefit of added commentary. Admire the scenery and sail by the still-working monasteries as you learn detail about them you’d probably otherwise miss. Plus, visit a nearby seaside town and enjoy traditional Greek entertainment as you sail back.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Halkidiki Blue Lagoon Cruise from Thessaloniki with Lunch

Visit remote beaches, traditional villages, and uninhabited islands on a full-day cruise to the Halkidiki Blue Lagoon. It's a great way to escape the crowds and explore parts of Greece only reachable by boat. Stop to swim and snorkel among pristine beaches and crystal clear water, and get a dose of Greek hospitality onboard the ship with live music and a freshly prepared lunch.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Dion and Mount Olympus Full Day Tour from Thessaloniki

Get the most out of your time in Greece by visiting Dion and Mount Olympus in one day. Save time organizing transport by having roundtrip transfers from Thessaloniki included. You’ll enjoy a comprehensive itinerary including stops at Dion (the religious site of ancient Macedonians), the traditional village of Litochoro, the valley of Enipeas, and you’ll also get great views of Mount Olympus.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Lake Kerkini Wildlife Day Trip from Thessaloniki

Swap Thessaloniki for a peaceful adventure in the great outdoors. Enjoy the ultimate hassle-free tour with a hotel pickup and transfer to Lake Kerikini. The tour will help you discover amazing scenery, see migratory birds, buffalo, and other local wildlife. You can choose additional activities near the lake such as a boat tour, bike rental, or horse riding.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Thessaloniki City Half Day Tour

See highlights of Thessaloniki on a half-day tour that takes you through the city’s ancient and many-layered history. It’s an easy way to cover all the major landmarks, including the Galerius Arch, Old Town, and the Rotonda, in a short amount of time and without breaking a sweat. Dig into the past at the Archaeological Museum, and step inside the Agios Demetrius Byzantine church — one of Thessaloniki’s most impressive structures.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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