Take a tour of Rotunda of Thessaloniki in Thessaloniki.

The Rotunda is an important historical site in the city which has served multiple purposes including a church and mosque. The then Emperor of Rome ordered the construction of this large domed building in the year 306. Though the original intention of this structure is ambiguous, its first known use was as a Christian church.

Nowadays, the historic capital -by right- of Macedonia,the land of Alexander the Great, has evolved into a modern and particularly charming metropolis.
A multitide of monuments and cultural assets and the town’s traditional always exist in harmony with the modern aspects and the high standard infrastructure.
Get the official paper guide and exlpore Thessaloniki.

The Church of Saint Demetrius, or Hagios Demetrios in Greek, is the main sanctuary dedicated to Saint Demetrius, the patron saint of Thessaloniki (in Central Macedonia, Greece), dating from a time when it was the second largest city of the Byzantine Empire.
It is part of the site Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessaloniki on the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO since 1988.Paleochristian

In the upper town of Thessaloniki you can visit Genti Koule (Heptapyrgio); originally a prison back in 1890 but nowadays one of the most famous historical monuments, beautifully surrounded by picturesque taverns and an astonishing view of the sea!

But here you can explore the hidden inside of the monument.

By the way, Heptapyrgio ('Επταπύργιο') means "The seven towers".

December, the last month of the year. But for Thessaloniki, it is probably one of the most active months. The weather is pretty cold but not cold enough to wear heavy clothes.
Take a look of the monument of Alexander The Great in Thessaloniki's beach by Theofil Savvakis. This is an image of a typical December evening.

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