When you walk around Thessaloniki, it is hard to grasp just how long and varied this city’s history is. From ancient times (Thessaloniki is named after Alexander the Great’s half-sister) through today, Thessaloniki has been a city defined by its passion and prowess, whether Christian, Muslim, or Jewish; European, Balkan, or Mediterranean; independent or united; through peacetime and war; find something new on every corner in this legendary city!
On your tour, immerse yourself in this legendary city and see the Turkish monument of Bedesten and the Hamza Bey Mosque, both of which speak to the centuries of Ottoman history in Greece, and the unique fusion of patterns and architecture brought about from this long union. Stroll the historic markets of Modiano and Allatini, where you can barter for good the way Greeks have for centuries. Visit the Acheiropoietos and Hagia Sophia of Thessaloniki Churches, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, dating from the 5th and 8th centuries. Visit the shining examples of Salonica Religious art at the Museum of Byzantine Culture, which contains artifacts dating from the 2nd to the 20th century.
Join us and learn about the multitudes of possibilities in this city defined by its religious and cultural reinvention.
See also: Discover Jewish Greece 2019, our special group tour in October 2019.