The square was designed by French architect Ernest Hébrard in 1918, but most of the square was built in the 1950s. Many buildings surrounding the central square have since been renovated and its northern parts were largely restored in the 2000s.
Today, Aristotelous Square is one of the most famous places in all of Greece and almost synonymous with the city of Thessaloniki itself.

When you are looking from up above
earth looks like a picture
and you took it too seriously
you took it too seriously.

The houses look like matchboxes
People look like ants
even the biggest palace
looks like a tiny ball.

And all those people that have hurt you
if you look at them from up above
they will appear to you so trivial
that you will forget about them in an instant.

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Greece: 1940-41.
Spies and refugees skulk the rainy streets of Salonika, a world port and city of waterfront dives. Salonika is the ancient city of Thessalonica (to the churches of which St. Paul addressed two epistles), but it is also the largest red light district and the home to the largest community of Sephardic Jews in Eastern Europe. Salonika is also the home of spies...

Thessaloniki’s sparkling harbor is almost empty - a good thing. It remains one of the last urban seafronts in southern Europe not hemmed in by a giant marina. Instead, wooden caïques still ply the quiet bay while footpaths trace the meandering waterfront of Greece’s second largest city, some 320 miles north - and a world away - from chaotic Athens.

Read more at the National Geographic article.

OK, we know! You just arrived to Thessaloniki and you wan to upload a photo of you on the social media. But you have no internet connection.

Don't worry, there are free wifi spots around the city. Happy posting!

Nightlife has a special weight for Thessaloniki people.
There are so many options for any mood and occasion. People in Thessaloniki go out not only every weekend and they really enjoy it. They simply, cannot stay at home!

Coming here the most difficult thing to do will be to decide which place to spend the night hours ;-)

They say that Thessaloniki is the city of coffee. They mean that almost everywhere you can find a cafe bar or another shop offering coffee.

While this may be true taking a coffee (or your favorite drink) with friends is something you can do very easily in Thessaloniki. And it is very rare to find a cafe bar without customers!

The historical profile of Thessaloniki, which began in the Hellenistic era and has continued uninterrupted to the present day, is mainly linked to its Byzantine life. The walled city and its monuments can reasonably be called an open Byzantine Museum. All city monuments, Byzantine, Post – Byzantine and Ottoman – have been declared as historical landmark monuments.

Thessaloniki Food Festival is an event organized by the Municipality of Thessaloniki. It's main focus is to promote the local gastronomy and cousine as also as to establish Thessaloniki as a great option for gastronomy related tourism.

If you come to Thessaloniki do not forget to join the events. They are so 'delicious'!

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.

They were singing "Let me take you far away" and thousands of people were singing along. It was June of 2010 on a hot night on the last tour of the legendary band. Thessaloniki was one of the cities in Greece where they performed one of their last lives.

Now, do you say "I was there too"?

Alternative music bands give their own tone to the music canvas of the city. Thessaloniki is a city open to

Like the Cayetano band which takes in everything from Bonobo to Nina Simone,
J Dilla to Emiliana Torrini and layers it all with dramatic strings, melancholic keys and world influences.

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.

Thessaloniki’s cuisine is widely known for its quality and variety. As the formation of the overall culture of the city came under many influences, Thessaloniki’s cuisine is one of the richest in Greece. Traditional recipes as well as modern trends have created a wide range of choices.

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

Eating out in Thessaloniki or how Greece’s culinary capital is reinventing itself.
It is Greece’s second city but its gastronomic capital – and its bars and restaurants refuse to let tough times spoil a good night out. Just one reason it makes a great city-break alternative to Athens now.

The Thessalonians were never going to let a financial crisis get in the way of a good time!