Thessaloniki has a fascinating heritage for you to discover. Its 15 UNESCO World Heritage Sites include the elegant White Tower, a symbol of the city close to the sea. You should also check out the gorgeous golden interiors of 8th-century Hagia Sophia and the Archaeological Museum and Byzantine Culture Museum.
Thessaloniki’s centre is packed with more bars and clubs per capita than anywhere else in Greece! It was the 2014 European Youth Capital, and its legacy lives on with its energetic atmosphere and breathtaking open-air theatres. Visit the Ladadika district, where traditional tavernas blend seamlessly with modern venues and street art.
Gateway to gorgeous beaches
It may be on the mainland, but Thessaloniki connects you with some of Greece’s most beautiful beaches. In under an hour, you can drive to Nea Moudania at the start of Halkidiki’s dazzling trio of peninsulas. Laze on the sands of Kassandra and Sithonia, and gaze at off-limits Mount Athos from a distance.