Thessaloniki/ ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΗ from 15 €

Thessaloniki is the second-largest city in Greece. It is Greece's second major economic, industrial, commercial and political center, and a major transportation hub for the rest of southeastern Europe. It was founded in 315 BC by Cassander of Macedon. Thessaloniki is home to numerous notable Byzantine monuments, including the Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments.

Museums and galleries (in short)

  1. The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki was established in 1962 and houses some of the most important ancient Macedonian artifacts, including an extensive collection of golden artwork from the royal palaces of Aigai and Pella
  2. The Museum of Byzantine Culture is showcasing the city's glorious Byzantine past. 
  3. The museum of the White Tower of Thessaloniki houses a series of galleries relating to the city's past, from the creation of the White Tower until recent years.
  4. Thessaloniki Science Center and Technology Museum is one of the most high-tech museums in Greece and southeastern Europe. It features the largest planetarium in Greece, a cosmotheater with the largest flat screen in Greece, an amphitheater, a motion simulator with 3D projection and 6-axis movement and exhibition spaces.
  5. The Atatürk Museum is the historic house where Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of modern-day Turkey, was born. The house is now part of the Turkish consulate complex, but admission to the museum is free.  The museum contains historic information about Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his life, especially while he was in Thessaloniki. 

 

 

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