Thessaloniki is a port city in Northern Greece. We only spent a day in Thessaloniki, so I don’t have a great sense of the place, but S’s cousins stayed a bit longer than us and said they really enjoyed it. The day we were there, we walked around the city and waterfront and visited the major sites (mostly just from the outside):
- Aristotelous Square – main square in Thessaloniki
- Hagios Demetrios (contains the relics of saints)
- Hagia Sophia
- Alexander the Great Monument
- Arch of Galerius
- Rotunda of Galerius (Roman Temple)
- Roman Forum
- Walked through Bit Bazaar – supposedly this is where the cool kids hang out, but since it was 5pm when we got there, it was pretty dead
- Walked around the historic Ladadika district
But there were two things we did/saw that stood out to me the most.
- As we were walking along the waterfront, we came across a pirate ship where if you buy a coffee or drink on the boat, you can take a 30 minute cruise along the coastline. It was really cool.
- Street Art. It was fairly ubiquitous, and I saw enough of it to know there was likely way cooler stuff elsewhere in the city.