Places of Interest around Thessaloniki

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Ano Poli is the “Acropolis” of Thessaloniki!  One of the most traditional and picturesque districts in Thessaloniki, this area is the most fundamental part of the city, with its Byzantine walls, architectural heritage and monuments that stir visitors’ interest.  The numerous taverns that can be found in this area complete the visitor’s experience of this city!

Hortiatis Mountain dominates the city, snow-capped in the winter, cool and refreshing in the summer.  The village of Hortiatis is well-known for its many tavernas serving meat delicacies.  Spend an evening by the fire with a glass of retsina (traditional Greek wine), an acquired taste that brings the forest to your palate, and mouth-watering skewered fillet of lamb or kokoretsi, a speciality made of lamb’s liver.


As you can tell by its name, the smart city suburb of Panorama offers a magnificent view of the surrounding hills and the bay.  Its cosmopolitan shopping centre, with quality patisseries and Chinese restaurants, offers a lovely alternative to the city centre.


The beautiful three-prong peninsula to the south-east of Thessaloniki is a popular tourist destination.  The wonderful beaches, the crystal clear waters and the combination of sea and mountain, as forests reach the sea, make it one of the most popular destinations in Greece.


  • The Kassandra peninsula is about 1.5 hours away from Thessaloniki and its beaches are a favourite destination of package tourism.
  • The Sythonian peninsula is about 2 hours away from Thessaloniki and it is home to beautiful green pine forests.
  • Mount Athos (Agio Oros). The eastern peninsula of Chalikidiki is actually an autonomous religious community where several Christian Orthodox monasteries are located, built on spectacular cliffs. Note that only male visitors are allowed on Agios Oros, and each can stay for four nights at the monasteries as guests. Visitors depart for Agios Oros from Ouranoupoli po.
The Axios Delta on the Axios River, although very close to the western side of the city, has managed to keep its flora and fauna intact.  The river delta is a birdwatcher’s heaven and, in the nearby village of Kalohori, you will find the largest mussels ever, served fresh with lemon and olive oil.

Thermaikos Gulf Villages are home to the beaches on the eastern side of the Thermaikos Gulf and are also near a number of villages that are very popular during the summer.  Perea, Nei Epivates, Agia Triada, Epanomi and Nea Mihaniona all offer tavernas and ouzeries with fresh fish and mezedes, beach bars and trendy clubs.  Their crystal clear, turquoise waters and thin, golden sandy beaches have been awarded EU Blue Flags for their cleanliness.

The Aretsou promenade in the suburb of Kalamaria, in the eastern part of the city, is next to a marina with luxurious yachts and picturesque fishing boats.  The local tavernas offer fresh fish and wine served by the seaside.

Langadas is every hiker’s paradise, located in the area surrounding the village of Langadas, only 20km north of the city.  It is green, hilly and unspoiled.  The area is well known for its fair, held in May, where locals walk on burning coals without being injured, thanks to their strong religious faith.

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