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Thessaloniki: Guided Walking Tour in the Historical Center

1. Thessaloniki: Guided Walking Tour in the Historical Center

In present-day noisy downtown Thessaloniki, a series of monuments from the Greek and Roman era, along with Byzantine temples -many of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites- are considered cultural treasures and explain why the city is considered by many an “open museum”. Roman open sites, Ottoman monuments, public squares with a European essence, traditional markets and many more, are underlining its multicultural character, along with a collection of various religions, languages, and customs, all combined and thrived within its walls. This walking tour aims to create a narrative about a multicultural city which never lost its urban profile, by connecting many different monuments from various eras -from antiquity to the recent past. In the courtyard of St. Demetrios, patron saint of Thessaloniki, an experienced certified tour guide will introduce you to the 2,300-year old history of the city, accompany you inside the church and its catacombs and share with you its well-hidden secrets. One of the most important archaeological sites of the Roman Thessaloniki will await you only a few steps from the meeting point. Its story includes important buildings, Roman habits, trading products and a surprise engraved on an ancient Roman commercial road. You will visit Thessaloniki's first Ottoman baths, that still stand next to a road that remains the city's most important one from its foundation to date, as well as the narrow streets of one of the oldest, traditional and open ottoman markets that will take you to other times. Right in the middle of Thessaloniki's most important square, you will get to learn the breath-taking story of an event that changed the city once and for all. Then you will explore a colorful neighborhood taking its name from the flower shops one finds there. In every corner, it hides pieces of the history of the city's Israeli community. Next stop? Ladadika - one of the liveliest neighborhoods in the center of Thessaloniki. Years ago the neighborhood was full of aromas of all kinds of spices and products that arrived at the port of Thessaloniki from every corner of the world. The port of Thessaloniki is the perfect spot from which you can admire the White Tower, the city's symbol, but also the wonderful view of the Thermaic Gulf. And if you listen carefully, you might hear the voice of a mermaid looking for her brother...

From Halkidiki: Thessaloniki City Tour with Transfer

2. From Halkidiki: Thessaloniki City Tour with Transfer

Explore the port city of Thessaloniki on a guided trip departing from the Halkidiki area. Take a panoramic drive through the Old Town to discover the remnants of its Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman history, then visit a couple of major landmarks to get a deeper understanding of the city's heritage. Depart early in the morning from your location in Kassandreia or Sithonia and begin the city tour with a panoramic drive around the White Tower. Keep driving toward the main landmarks of the city, including the Galerius Arch, the Rotunda monument, the Old Town, and the City Walls. Receive an insightful commentary from your expert guide as you look at each of these buildings, then move on to your first stop. Visit Agios Demetrius Byzantine Church, the most important one in Thessaloniki for religious, historical, and artistic reasons. See the ancient underground crypt. Before going back, stop at the Archaeological Museum, which holds different artifacts from the archaic, classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods, mostly from the city of Thessaly.

Thessaloniki: Historic Private Walking Tour

3. Thessaloniki: Historic Private Walking Tour

This historic walking tour takes you to many different UNESCO World Heritage monuments with the aid of a licensed archaeologist tour guide. Exploring this city's triangle of Byzantine, Ottoman and Jewish cultures and histories will be an experience to remember! During your walk, see the Byzantine Christian churches and the Roman Agora, established during the city's Roman period. Pass through beautiful flower and food markets, where you can taste Bougatsa, a characteristic dessert from the area. Visit the Crypt of Saint Dimitris, one of the latest archaeological finds hidden under the church, and the Catacombs of Saint John. As you go, your guide will explain the significance of all the sights, as well as the heritage of the city - from its ancient beginnings to its Christian period to its Ottoman period,  and then at one point one of the most significant places in Jewish heritage and culture, this city is a mosaic of cultures and stories. Finish your tour with a visit to one of the most significant landmarks of the Macedonian region: the White Tower, a symbol of the city and its strength.

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Ms. Maria did a great job customizing our tour to interests and have just enough history to keep us interested. Highly recommend her and her tour.