An elegant retreat with a touch of history, this exquisite boutique hotel occupies one of the few buildings that survived the great fire of 1917 untouched—during Ottoman rule the structure served as the city's post office—and, today, a mixture of handmade furniture, handpicked antiques, and works of art makes this place special. The rooms are named after important Macedonian personalities such as Alexander the Great, Perseus, and Aristotle. The Bristol straddles the
Ladadika and Kentro neighborhoods, near the waterfront, and has an excellent Argentinian restaurant on the ground floor, which like the hotel is of the highest standard. Ask about half-price summer discounts on rooms.