Thessaloniki has many stories to tell and the first starts from the very moment of her founding, since the new town took its name from Thessaloniki, sister of Alexander the Great and daughter of King Philip II of Macedonia. Thessaloniki developed very quickly due to her outstanding geographical position in one of the major ports. Thessaloniki is known as the financial and commercial center of Macedonia and the Balkan Peninsula, advantages that have been reserved for 2300 years. Irrefutable evidence of this evolution is the numerous monuments surrounding the city. Open and visitable, they live with the people and tell stories from different ages, cultures and religions. Hear its history to understand what all these wonderful monuments mean, before walking across the city and feeling this uniqueness that makes Thessalonians so proud of their past.
Half Day Tour
Meet our guide and begin the tour with a panoramic drive around the city. See the main landmarks of the city. Make a brief stop at the White Tower, in order to take some pictures. Then continue your tour by visiting Agios Demetrius Byzantine church which is the most important church of Thessaloniki for religious, historical and artistic reasons. The most famous and interesting part of the church, is the underground ancient "Crypt". The crypt was re-discovered after the fire of 1917 and was finally restored as an exhibition/museum in 1988. According to the Christian Tradition, the saint was imprisoned here and died in 303 A.D. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Archaeological Museum which displays and interprets artifacts from the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods, mostly from the city of Thessaloniki but also from the region of Macedonia in general.