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Ancient Agora, Thessaloniki

Ancient Agora, Thessaloniki: Our most recommended tours and activities

Thessaloniki: City Introduction Self-Guided Phone Tour

1. Thessaloniki: City Introduction Self-Guided Phone Tour

Do you want to learn interesting information about 10 of the most important attractions in the city, discover hidden locations, read incredible legends(This is not an audio tour) and walk a magical and relaxing route? Do you want an accessible, easy and interactive way to explore Thessaloniki? This self-guided mobile walking tour might be perfect for you. Grab the opportunity to explore Thessaloniki in at least 10 locations that every person would like to have in their memory. There is no schedule, you can attend the tour any day you want, any time you wish, you can do it in snippets, taking a break for food, shopping or anything else you can think of, you can even close the app and continue another day, the tour will be there waiting for you. The most important thing? It's a completely private activity, as the app offers you the uniqueness and privacy of your mobile phone. Additionally, you'll learn about stories and urban legends associated with the city or monuments you visit. The trails you follow are unique, and will not bore you, but will in themselves direct you to explore other "treasures" such as small scenic paths or enchanting but unknown squares. Enjoy the tour in your language. The integration with google maps will make sure that you will never get lost! You can join with friends, alone, with your family, or with your partners and learn about the city as you wander around. Start your tour at the much-photographed Arch of Galerius! Visit the magnificent Rotonda, while the "Ancient Agora" will give you a taste of life in the ancient center of the city. Take a photo at the statue of Eleftherios Venizelos a national leader with a huge contribution to Greece. Let yourself be lost in the beauty of the central Aristotelous Square. Visit Agia Sophia, a beautiful metropolitan church. You will also pass by the homonymous square and the famous Red House. Admire the iconic White Tower with its heavy history. The statue of the huge ancient Greek general, Alexander the Great, will enchant you and your camera! The icing on the cake of this unique experience will be the monument to the fallen of the Greek revolution of WWII. Download the ‘’World City Trail ‘’ app from the store. You will receive a serial key via SMS , What’s app and email in order to login. Then start your tour and enjoy!

Thessaloniki: Guided Walking Tour in the Historical Center

2. Thessaloniki: Guided Walking Tour in the Historical Center

In present-day noisy downtown Thessaloniki, a series of monuments from the Greek and Roman era, along with Byzantine temples -many of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites- are considered cultural treasures and explain why the city is considered by many an “open museum”. Roman open sites, Ottoman monuments, public squares with a European essence, traditional markets and many more, are underlining its multicultural character, along with a collection of various religions, languages, and customs, all combined and thrived within its walls. This walking tour aims to create a narrative about a multicultural city which never lost its urban profile, by connecting many different monuments from various eras -from antiquity to the recent past. In the courtyard of St. Demetrios, patron saint of Thessaloniki, an experienced certified tour guide will introduce you to the 2,300-year old history of the city, accompany you inside the church and its catacombs and share with you its well-hidden secrets. One of the most important archaeological sites of the Roman Thessaloniki will await you only a few steps from the meeting point. Its story includes important buildings, Roman habits, trading products and a surprise engraved on an ancient Roman commercial road. You will visit Thessaloniki's first Ottoman baths, that still stand next to a road that remains the city's most important one from its foundation to date, as well as the narrow streets of one of the oldest, traditional and open ottoman markets that will take you to other times. Right in the middle of Thessaloniki's most important square, you will get to learn the breath-taking story of an event that changed the city once and for all. Then you will explore a colorful neighborhood taking its name from the flower shops one finds there. In every corner, it hides pieces of the history of the city's Israeli community. Next stop? Ladadika - one of the liveliest neighborhoods in the center of Thessaloniki. Years ago the neighborhood was full of aromas of all kinds of spices and products that arrived at the port of Thessaloniki from every corner of the world. The port of Thessaloniki is the perfect spot from which you can admire the White Tower, the city's symbol, but also the wonderful view of the Thermaic Gulf. And if you listen carefully, you might hear the voice of a mermaid looking for her brother...

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