Every time you set your foot in Thessaloniki you think this city is yours. Pavements and streets overflow with pedestrians and cars. And yet you fit too. Always!

Matter has memory. And all that has happened in Aristotle Square has been recorded. The facades of the square's buildings took the form in which we see them today in the 1960s, realising the Embrar committee's great plan. The square is contained by two large curved buildings: The Olympion and Electra Pallas. The former is the work of architect Jacques Moses and the latter built by Greek Tourist Board architects at the end of the 1960s.

πλ χρηματιστηρίου

The city is synonymous with evening entertainment. Here everything flows. Decorations, names, concepts, owners - and customers of course!

αριστοτελους πεζοδρομος

Travellers, merchants, Romans, Jews, Ottomans, and people from Asia Minor and the Balkans, allies and enemies, friends, conquerors, benefactors ... All nations have settled here, all languages heard, all prayers ascended into the sky. Dreams, expectations, wealth and poverty, ideas and visions, modesty and grandeur have all been entangled with the great cornerstone of the Greek north. Its "tastes" remain on the palate. Unforgettable...

αριστοτελους περιστερια

φεστιβαλ 2

Maybe the ... boos from the famous balcony at the Olympion and in the State Hall are not heard anymore, but the echoes and the impressions of the films travel from mouth to mouth, the films win or lose and leave their mark every November.

Παλιά παραλία πανοραμικό

Port - White Tower: a pedestrian lane, an asphalt road and tall, tightly knit buildings: This is the most classic city image; its most famous and vibrant public space. Exit to the boundless "boundary" of water from all the vertical streets leading to the old seaside - an amazing expansion. Breath. It's your escape ...

Κρατικό μουσείο Μοντέρνας τέχνης Θεσσαλονίκης

θεα από Πυργο Τριγωνίου

The view to the New Sea Front from the Trigonio Tower of the Upper Town is exciting. Especially if you have a telescope and you are in time for the so called "blue hour"!

An old photograph, the Upper Town. You add smells: cooked food, cleanliness, laundry stretched out among the old houses, soil dried by the Vardaris wind, wood. And memories of fragrances lost - glysines, pomegranate trees, jasmine - in alleys full of flower pots and tinsel. The wind penetrates the walls of the Yedi Koule. It mocks the cracks of the castles and squeezes out of gate whistling freely-besieged.

άγαλμα άνθρωπος

Step by step you discover ... On top of the most obvious, the most famous, the most trendy, are tiles of different cultures, of other times, of other aesthetics. And yet, in a unique way, they all fit. Everything follows a "score". The more you read, the more you search for books and albums and hear the narratives of the people, the closer you will come to understanding the unique identity of the city.

λευκός πυργος απογευμα

The great fire of the 1890 gave way to a new urban planning. The range of interventions and the projects that were planned attracted renowned architects, including V. Pozelli, P. Arigoni, S. Paionidis and E. Modiano. Some of the most emblematic buildings of that period are still preserved.