Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Thessaloniki Municipal Unit, Greece


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 13 sights
Distance 4.1 km
Ascend 139 m
Descend 101 m

Explore Thessaloniki Municipal Unit in Greece with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Thessaloniki Municipal Unit

Sight 1: White Tower of Thessaloniki

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The White Tower of Thessaloniki is a monument and museum on the waterfront of the city of Thessaloniki, capital of the region of Macedonia in northern Greece. The present tower replaced an old Byzantine fortification, known to have been mentioned around the 12th century, that the Ottoman Empire reconstructed to fortify the city's fortress some time after Sultan Murad II captured Thessaloniki in 1430. During the period of Ottoman rule, the tower became a notorious prison and the scene of numerous mass executions, most famously of the Janissaries who revolted during the reign of Mahmud II.

Wikipedia: White Tower of Thessaloniki (EN)

216 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: National Theatre of Northern Greece

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The National Theatre of Northern Greece, an institution promoting theatrical plays in Thessaloniki and northern Greece, was founded in 1961. The Drama School and the Dance Theatre are integral parts of the National Theatre.

Wikipedia: National Theatre of Northern Greece (EN)

742 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 3: Sculpture TIF

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The Sculpture Cor-ten or Sculpture DETH is an artwork of the Greek sculptor George Zongolopoulos that was placed to the northern entrance of the Thessaloniki International Fair (DETH) in 1966.

Wikipedia: Sculpture Cor-ten (EN)

332 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 4: Σιντριβάνι

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Hamidie Shadravan is a historic facility in the Macedonian city of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Wikipedia: Хамидие шадраван (BG)

215 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 5: Arch of Galerius

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One of the most characteristic monuments of Thessaloniki is the Triumphal Arch of Galerius, also known as Kamara, located on the upper side of Egnatia Street and a short distance from the Rotunda. It is one of the most famous meeting points for residents and visitors of the city.

Wikipedia: Αψίδα του Γαλέριου (EL)

172 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Church of the Metamorphosis of the Sotir

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Church of the Metamorphosis of the Sotir George Groutas / CC BY 2.0

The Church of the Transfiguration of the Saviour is a 14th-century Byzantine chapel in Thessaloniki, Greece. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of the Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki. The church has been dated to about 1350, based on a coin found within its dome during archaeological investigations and restoration work following the 1978 Thessaloniki earthquake.

Wikipedia: Church of the Saviour, Thessaloniki (EN)

169 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: St. Panteleimon

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The Church of Saint Panteleimon is an old catholic Byzantine monastery of Thessaloniki and a World Heritage Site. It is located in the central part of the city, at the meeting of Egnatia and Iasonidou streets. It belongs to the type of composite four-columned cruciform inscribed with narthex and perimeter portico, which east ends in two chapels.

Wikipedia: Ναός του Αγίου Παντελεήμονος Θεσσαλονίκης (EL)

155 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: St. George

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St. George is a church in the Macedonian city of Thessaloniki, a method of the Gregoria Monastery of the Mount Athos.

Wikipedia: Свети Георги (солунска църква от XVI век) (BG)

109 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 9: Ροτόντα

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ΡοτόνταFilip Maljković from Pancevo, Serbia / CC BY-SA 2.0

Rotonda is a vaulted circular building of the 4th century in Thessaloniki, similar to the Pantheon of Rome. Its initial use is not known but so far various cases have been formulated: that there was a temple of Zeus, or the Kabeiri, that it was built by Caesar Galerio as his mausoleum, or as a throne hall in the palace complex. It was transformed into a temple during the Early Christian period, which some researchers identify with the temple of the Asomatos forces mentioned by Byzantine sources. In 1591 he was transformed into a Muslim mosque by Sheikh Hortaci Suleiman Efendi. After the liberation of Thessaloniki in 1912, it was dedicated to Saint George. It is included in the early Christian and Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Wikipedia: Ροτόντα (EL)

303 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 10: Παναγία Δεξιά

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The Church of Our Lady of Dexia is a parish church of Thessaloniki and belongs to the Holy Metropolis of Thessaloniki. It is located on Egnatia Street, in the city center. The architectural type of the temple is cruciform with a dome and two bells.

Wikipedia: Παναγία Δέξια (EL)

537 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 11: Ανδριάντας Βιζυηνού

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Ανδριάντας Βιζυηνού

Georgios Vizyinos was a Greek short story writer and poet. He is considered highly influential in Greek literature.

Wikipedia: Georgios Vizyinos (EN)

453 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 12: Teloglion Foundation of Art A.U.Th.

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The Teloglion Fine Arts Foundation was established in Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece in 1972. It was named after Nestor and Aliki Telloglou, who donated their art collection and their entire property to the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Later the university established this foundation in order to house the art collection and make it available to the public.

Wikipedia: Teloglion Fine Arts Foundation (EN)

708 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 13: Γεώργιος Ιβάνοφ

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Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz was a Polish-Greek athlete who fought as a saboteur in the Greek Resistance during World War II and was executed by the Germans.

Wikipedia: Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz (EN)


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