Thessaloniki is the second city of Greece and the
capital of Macedonia.
It has a fascinating and colourful history with evidence
of Byzantine, Roman and Ottoman remains and it was
the richest city in the Byzantine Empire.
It is a glorious blend of beauty, history, and culture,
framed by vast and stunning sea views and is
considered to be Greece’s cultural capital.
Our panoramic tour begins along the waterfront
boulevard to Aristotelous Square, named for
Macedonia’s leading philosopher Aristotle.
We will see Thessaloniki’s most famous sight,
the White Tower, part of the lower city’s original
fortification which has also served as a prison.
We hear the fascinating narrative by our guide as we
take in many of the city’s highlights including, the
Gallerius Arch, the Rotunda, and numerous neo-
We visit the 5th century St. Demetrius’ Cathedral as
well and stop up to the Upper Town for sweeping
views of the city with Mount Olympus and the
Thermaic Gulf in the background.