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Aristotelous Square Tours and Activities

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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Dion and Mount Olympus Full Day Tour from Thessaloniki

Dion and Mount Olympus Full Day Tour from Thessaloniki

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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.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$109.00
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Halkidiki Blue Lagoon Cruise from Thessaloniki with Lunch

Halkidiki Blue Lagoon Cruise from Thessaloniki with Lunch

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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.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$116.26
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Thessaloniki: Open Markets Food Tasting Tour

Thessaloniki: Open Markets Food Tasting Tour

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Get way off the tourist track on this insider’s food crawl through Thessaloniki. Discover where locals shop as you sample a selection of traditional Greek delicacies in Kapani and Modiano markets, packed with fresh cheese, organic produce, and tasty pastry stalls. Tours also include stops in Louloudadika and lively Athonos Square, plus a complimentary coffee to get you started.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$37.26
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Thessaloniki - A City that never sleeps Night Tour

Thessaloniki - A City that never sleeps Night Tour

From ancient architecture to award-winning archaeological museums, the most recommended attractions in Thessaloniki tend to be daytime activities. Get a more fulsome picture of Greece’s hippest city during this nighttime city tour; from traditional Greek tavernas to live music and a floating bar, this tour offers the chance to hit the town like a local rather than spending the night glued to your hotel TV.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$107.79
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Private city tour in Thessaloniki

Private city tour in Thessaloniki

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Private city tour in Thessaloniki: On our somewhat different city tour in Thessaloniki from the old town to the city center past beautiful UNESCO monuments and Byzantine churches, we also visit Greek markets, local shops, try four or five (depending on the day of the week and time of day) Greek specialties (small snacks) and learn “ real “Greeks who can tell us about their lives in Thessaloniki! Our path also leads us through the quaint streets of Thessaloniki and we learn a lot about the history and culture of the city on the city tour. On request, the Thessaloniki city tour can be combined with Greek specialties with lunch or dinner in an authentic insider tip tavern.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Self-guided Discovery Walk in Thessaloniki: statue stories & seaside strolls

Self-guided Discovery Walk in Thessaloniki: statue stories & seaside strolls

Do you know who Thessaloniki is named after? It’s just one of the curious stories you’ll discover on this self-guided seaside walk created by Maria, an ambassador for the World Food Travel Association in Greece. Solve fun location-based riddles to learn about Aristotle and the conquests of Alexander the Great, encounter a statue with a very important missing feature, and experience the vibrancy of this wonderful port city. This playful walk across Thessaloniki sharpens your senses and encourages you to appreciate the most wonderful – and often hidden – details around you. Whether you know Thessaloniki or just start exploring here, this experience gives you a perspective on discovery that will inspire your curiosity wherever you go next. You can fully enjoy this experience of connecting with the city while staying in your own group.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$14.53
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City Sightseeing Thessaloniki Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Thessaloniki Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Buy your hop-on, hop-off bus tickets today and get ready to explore Thessaloniki with City Sightseeing! Once part of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, this Greek port city has a rich history which is just waiting to be discovered. Many monuments have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, with some of the mosaics considered great masterpieces of Early Christian art, as we pass most of them with our open top double decker buses. Furthermore, our daily valid tickets give our customers the flixibility to explore the city sights at their leisure and with their own pace.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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US$23.01
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Private Professional Photoshot in Thessaloniki

Private Professional Photoshot in Thessaloniki

Have a Professional Photoshoot in Thessaloniki, be a model for a day and showcase your persona in one of the most beautiful places in the world!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$169.55
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