Explore the history of Greece at Thessaloniki
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About Thessaloniki Attractions
Thessaloniki tourism has played an important role in the development of the city and the maintenance of some of the World Heritage Sites of the place. Greece is famous for the connection that it still has with the past due to the presence of a number of monuments, museums, etc. Thessaloniki is the second largest city in the country and has a number of such attractions that people must explore. One must visit Thessaloniki in order to find a perfect blend of traditional culture with modernity. Thessaloniki has historical places set up against a modern background, and therefore, are a tourists’ attractions nowadays.
Thessaloniki Greece is listed by UNESCO as ‘Open Museum of Early Christian and Byzantine Art,’ because of the presence of a number of museums, historical sites, etc. All the monuments in Thessaloniki are well decorated with carvings of the past, and therefore enhance a person’s interest. Apart from the historical sites, Thessaloniki beaches are also quite famous which provide a serene environment away from the hustle bustle of the city, to the tourists. These Thessaloniki beaches are perfect to be visited by people with family and friends.
Every traveler must visit Thessaloniki at least once in order to get to experience the beautiful blend of traditional culture with modernity in this cultural capital of Greece, Thessaloniki.
Tourists usually wonder what to do in Thessaloniki or where to stay in Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki is a well-developed city with a number of options for accommodation as well as traveling available for the people. Therefore, one must not worry about the same. A Thessaloniki guide would be a perfect holiday buddy of all the people who have confusions about the place. Thessaloniki has some of the best places and nightlife. Thessaloniki tours give a complete idea of the same to the tourists. Some of the main reasons to visit Thessaloniki include the beautiful monuments and architectural marvels of the place. The White Tower of Thessaloniki city is a must visit as it is the symbol of the city. Apart from that, there are a number of other churches and monuments that people can visit to peek into the Greek history and its relevance in the World history. The Rotunda is also an answer to the question of tourists- what to see in Thessaloniki, as it has been a sacred place of worship for 3 religions. It has served as a temple, mosque, and church. Apart from this, there are various forms of answers to the question- what to do in Thessaloniki. One can have a relaxing vacation in the place while strolling and enjoying some of the beaches like Agia Triada beach Thessaloniki, where there are sunbeds and umbrellas for the tourists to enjoy and spend some nice time just glancing at the beauty of nature. One can also visit various sites of historical importance in the place, and attend international cultural fests to experience the vibrant and lively atmosphere of Thessaloniki.
Apart from this, there are various forms of answers to the question- what to do in Thessaloniki. One can have a relaxing vacation in the place while strolling and enjoying some of the beaches like Agia Triada beach Thessaloniki, where there are sunbeds and umbrellas for the tourists to enjoy and spend some nice time just glancing at the beauty of nature. One can also visit various sites of historical importance in the place, and attend international cultural fests to experience the vibrant and lively atmosphere of Thessaloniki.
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Arch of Galerius and Rotunda In Thessaloniki
The Arch of Galerius and Rotunda are two neighbouring buildings in Thessaloniki, whose history dates back to the 4th century. Both the places are an example of the brilliant minds and creativity of the people in those time because of the architectural excellence of the Thessaloniki Rotunda as well as Arch of Galerius Thessa...
Hagia Sophia In Thessaloniki
The Hagia Sophia Thessaloniki is a famous tourists’ destination in Thessaloniki, because of it being one of the oldest churches of the city. Due to its architectural excellence, the building has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Site along with various other buildings and monuments of the city of Thessaloni...
Ano Poli In Thessaloniki
The upper town of Thessaloniki, with all its vivid and colourful glory, phases in and out of the 4th-century Byzantine era to the 15th-century touch of the Ottomans, with a fair amount of glimpse of a modern city.
Traditionally called Ano Poli, this neighbourhood in the northern side of Thessaloniki was the favourite of t...
Byzantine Walls In Thessaloniki
Ever since the city was founded by King Cassander of Macedonia in 315 BC, the outer boundaries of Thessaloniki have been bordered with high walls. It was a common occurrence in the European and Middle-eastern imperialism culture back then to mark territories between empires. But the Byzantine Walls that one can see now stan...
Jewish Museum In Thessaloniki
The Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki reflects the life, culture, and heritage of the Sephardic Jewish community of Greece. Sephardic Jews hail from the Iberian Peninsula or Sepharad in Spain. This ethnic community is spread across countries like Portugal and Greece. The museum is about its history and the evolution of their co...
Things To Do In Thessaloniki
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Nightlife In Thessaloniki
If there’s one thing the Greek know, it’s how to party. Thessaloniki is the second largest city in the country but has made a name for itself in the world, and multiple travel sites and guides can be found just fawning over the quality of Thessaloniki nightlife offered by this city. The bars and clubs are all famous venues ...
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Walking Tour In Thessaloniki
One of the top tourist destinations in Europe, Thessaloniki is a historical city littered with monuments and stories. The city has a vibrant culture, and a true Greek feel to it. One can easily find himself/herself lost in the sights and the historical monuments decorating the city. The Thessaloniki walking tours are a uniq...
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Scuba Diving In Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki is a beautiful European city, known for its rich Greek culture and historical sites. That often eclipses the fact that Thessaloniki is also home to some beautiful Mediterranean beaches along its shoreline. Many of these beaches are known for watersports. Diving in Thessaloniki is quite a popular watersport, alo...
Hiking In Thessaloniki
Along with being a culturally rich city, brimming with history and heritage, Thessaloniki is also home to a lot of beautiful hiking trails. Most of the trails for hiking in Thessaloniki start off from Halkidiki, the pretty vacation retreat of the city known for its lovely beaches and gastronomic flavours. The routes can be ...
Travel To Thessaloniki
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The best way to visit Thessaloniki Greece is by taking a flight from any of the major cities of India up to the Thessaloniki Airport Greece. One can also take a flight to Athens, which is the capital city of Greece, and then travel from Athens to Thessaloniki by air or by bus. Other cities in Greece like Corfu, Rhodes, Heraklion, etc. also have a well-established airport, and one can choose to take a flight to any of these cities. There are no direct Thessaloniki flights from India, but various connecting flights are there from cities like Delhi, Bangalore Hyderabad, and Mumbai to Thessaloniki like Lufthansa, British Airways, Turkish Airlines, etc. The duration of these flights depends on the layovers and route that individual airline chooses in order to reach Thessaloniki.
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Himanshu's 6 days trip to ThessalonikiMe and my wife booked the complete package from Travel Triangle, TT managed to book the complete and the itenary and details were well articulated and details. the onsite support which they offered during my travel as well as very nice. Best part of the Trip was the Rome and Venice. Look the plan and travel to foreign destination via TT.
Bhavsimran's 12 days trip to ThessalonikiI was very skeptical in using and trusting Travel Triangle at first since it was my first time I was trying my hands on their website/app. I was shared with quotes and contacted by various vendors associated with them and at that point I took them lightly. What needs attention is how Vikas( from Travel Masterz) was able to brilliantly modify, customize do all the permutations and combinations to match almost all of my requirements. ( unlike other tailor-made offers) Vikas backed by Arpita, had made my entire process painless and effortless right from choosing the right destinations, hotels, visa assistance, designing the itinerary and had been guiding for each detail as possible and provided friendly advice beyond being professionals. Most importantly they had brilliantly helped in fulfilling all my requirements and kept the budget optimized which has been unbelievable. Both had been constantly in touch on whatsapp if everyone was going well. It was our honeymoon trip and thanks a ton to both VIKAS and ARPITA for providing us this great experience in Italy (covering Rome,Venice,Florence,Milan). Best wishes for the entire team of Travel Masterz
Hinita's 4 days trip to ThessalonikiThe trip was most enjoyable thanks to the services provided by our travel agent Shubham of this tour company. Our agent Shubham was very attentive to our wishes and interests, and arranged a schedule to meet our needs. He was very patient, and made adjustments to our schedule as required. During the trip, he provided excellent coordination and support. This included helping with tracking a checked bag which did not make it with us on a flight connection between Madrid and Porto. All of the private drivers and guides was very professional, punctual and considerate of our interests, needs and comfort. We cannot overstate how pleased we were with all of the services provided. We feel like our amazing family trip to Spain (Barcelona, Seville, Cordoba) and Portugal (Porto, Tomar, Sintra, Lisbon) actually began when we started working with our travel agent six months prior to our departure date. He consistently followed up with us to understand our interests, priorities, likes and dislikes, in order to create a wonderful itinerary that satisfied our entire family. Even our last minute request to add a stopover in Tomar on our way from Porto to Lisbon was handled expeditiously. The private guides that took us around in all of the cities we visited were top-notch, hotels selected were comfortable and conveniently located near the city center, drivers were on-time and friendly… Our travel agent Shubham was also very responsive and helpful in giving us advice during our trip, especially when we encountered some unexpected problems such as a lost luggage during airport transfer.
Jan's 7 days trip to ThessalonikiThis travel company was great to work with and the trip planner Shubham was very helpful, making suggestions and fitting the activities to the kind of trip we wanted—some structure without being scheduled every minute. The tour guides in Prague, Austria & Vienna, and Budapest were excellent, with a great command of information and history. It was particularly interesting to hear about their experiences before and after the Iron curtain. Our guide in Prague was amazing . Shubham and prashant were great in there services . One suggestion I’d make in Budapest—-it’s really too big to do a walking tour and see much in half a day. It would be better to use a driver for this half day tour to save time. We wound up only seeing Buda due to walking. The hotels provided by shubham were all very nice with great breakfast buffets—appealing to many cultures, especially the hotel in Vienna. All the drivers were prompt and friendly. We loved it and are already planning the next trip from Hubholiday !
Prajna's 7 days trip to ThessalonikiThanks to TravelTriangle for making our honeymoon trip to Italy one of the best trips of our life. The entire trip was planned flawlessly. The cab was waiting for us when we reached the airport and all the bookings were made in advance. Not just that the trip was so efficiently planned that we could tick all the activities we had planned. It was so well organised taking into consideration the arrival, departure of the trains and giving us enough spare time to explore the cities on our own. I sincerely thank TravelTriangle for making this trip one of the most memorable trips of our life
Gaurav's 10 days trip to ThessalonikiThis is my 3rd family trip with Duniya Safari. They were extremely helpful in customizing our trip to our requirements. It was the trip of a lifetime and we cherish every moment of it. Our trip was really well planned in terms of accommodation, commutation, sightseeing and a combination of best of things. Ms. Mayuri handled everything exceptionally and was available 24*7 for any query that we had during our trip. The best part of this experience is the daily updates that we received every morning. We highly recommend Duniya Safari for your next trip.
Prashant's 7 days trip to ThessalonikiIt was a wonderful, memorable trip. The support and services we received from our Shubham . Our agent shubham was incredibly patient, answering all our questions with grace and interest. He and his partner prashant are extremely knowledgeable about travel to Turkey. We were so impressed with the services on the ground. We believe they assigned their best guides to us, since each of them went out of their way to please us. Turkey is a multi-faceted country with a rich history, and we all came away knowing so much more about it than we imagined. All of the services were well coordinated, including the four intra-Turkey flights we took. All transitions went as smoothly as possible. All in all, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend this company to anyone who was interested in traveling to Turkey! Thank you again shubham sagar and prashant for such a great trip .
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Sonia's 4 days trip to ThessalonikiThis was our first trip to Europe planned by shubham sir and Pooja mam . Shubham was there with us from starting of preparing of itinerary till end of our trip . I decided to take an extended (7 week) vacation through Europe, visiting 4 countries and 13 cities, with various friends coming and going throughout my travels. The trip itself was complex, with the added intricacy of the various desires, personalities, budgets, and availabilities of my traveling companions. Despite the unique nature of my trip, the travel agency managed to plan an outstanding, memorable, and unique vacation for all of us. As a young woman partaking in a multi-city trip (some parts solo), I wanted the vacation to be stress free and safe. The representative Shubham sagar I worked with, planned an itinerary that required zero worry, planning, or stress on my end. Throughout my travels, I knew with confidence that I wouldn't need to worry about transportation or navigating a foreign city on my own. Most importantly my travel representative provided me with a local contact in each city who was simply a phone call away, available whenever myself or a traveling companion needed an issue resolved promptly. Furthermore, because of Shubham vast experience, I was able to visit cities I otherwise would not have while staying in beautiful, boutique hotels. Most impressive, however, was the agency's ability to plan a trip for all of my traveling companions with such varied budgets and interests. Each friend who participated in this trip was more than pleased with their segment of the vacation-- many recommending the agency to other friends of their own soon afterwards. Because of the hassle-free nature of the trip on the part of this agency, my friends and I were able to relax and truly enjoy the experience of being in each unique city.
Asad's 7 days trip to ThessalonikiRanjith, Thank you for planning our Honeymoon to Greece..!! The itinerary was perfect, it was everything you promised, in-fact more. Also, I appreciate the prompt response throughout our trip and keeping us organized with clear schedules and all of our documents. Thank you for arranging a great trip, we had an unforgettable and pleasant stay in Greece."
Harsh's 6 days trip to ThessalonikiOur travel consultant Shubham did an amazing job matching our travel requests to our actual arrangements. He selected outstanding hotels, arranged personal tour guides Our trip was out of this world! My husband (!!) and I were traveling on our honeymoon, and this tour company took care of everything! After planning 1000 details for our wedding, it was amazing to go on the trip and just relax. Our trip was so impeccably planned that everyone we talked to was asking us for the information for each of the activities we did because they wanted to do them too!
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The currency of Thessaloniki is Euros, and there are many money exchange centers available at different parts of the city for tourists.
Yes, while travelling by trains across cities, children between the age of 4 and 12 and the disabled get a discount of 50%. Those travelling in groups can also receive a discount of 30%- 50%.
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