Thessaloniki and Central Macedonia Travel Guide


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A land shaped by gods, warriors, and ghosts, Northern Greece sparkles with the sights, sounds, scents, and colors of its melting-pot history and epic geography. Here you will find remnants of the powerful civilizations that battled each other: temples and fortifications built by Athens and Sparta, Macedonian tombs, the arches and rotundas of imperial Rome, the domes of Byzantium, and the minarets and hammams (baths) of the Ottomans. Today, these sights are rank among the most splendid sightseeing delights in Greece.


Thessaloniki and Central Macedonia Hotels

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Thessaloniki and Central Macedonia Restaurants

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Things To Do

Things To Do in Thessaloniki and Central Macedonia

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Thessaloniki and Central Macedonia Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Mt. Olympus: Bask in a gods'-eye view from the top of Greece's highest peak, often covered in clouds and lighting as if to prove Zeus still holds... Read more

  • Where Alexander the Great was Born

    In the 7th century BC the Dorian Makedonoi (Macedonian) tribe moved out of the Pindos mountains (between Epirus and Macedonia), settled in the... Read more

  • Organized Tours in Northern Greece

    Dolphin Hellas leads organized five-day tours of Northern Greece that begin in Athens and take in the ancient archaeological sites; these are... Read more

  • Hiking Zeus's Mountain

    Spilios Agapitos. Mt. Olympus has some of the most beautiful nature trails in Europe. Hundreds of species of wildflowers and herbs bloom in spring... Read more


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