Regional Attractions

Thessaloniki (520 km north of Athens) is the second largest city of Greece with a population of about one million people and the most important industrial, economic and cultural center of northern Greece. Interesting information about the city and its museums and monuments may be found in the following sites:

City of Thessaloniki (general):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thessaloniki

http://www.visitgreece.gr/en/main_cities/thessaloniki

http://www.thessaloniki.travel/

http://www.thessalonikicityguide.gr/

Museums:

Archaeological museum (http://www.amth.gr/)

Museum of Byzantine Culture (http://mbp.gr/)

Monuments:

White Tower (http://www.lpth.gr/)

Rotunda, Arch of Galerius (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arch_of_Galerius_and_Rotunda#Rotunda_of_Galerius)

The Walls (http://www.thessaloniki.travel/index.php/en/component/content/article?id=30)

Leisure: Aristotelous Square, Seaside District, Ladadika

Chalkidiki: For those staying over the weekend it is proposed to visit the trident-like peninsula of Chalkidiki (or Xalkidiki) well known for its numerous beautiful beaches located about one hour by car from the city of Thessaloniki.