Sights of Interest in Greece
The monuments of Thessaloniki06-10-2012 16:05The city’s long history is obvious since there are numerous monuments spread across Thessaloniki from different periods of history. It is worth visiting the Abbey of Lazaristes, the building of Macedonian Studies that guests the Theatre of Northern Greece, Olympion that became the centre of Cinema and the homonym Festival, Villa Bianca, the building of Red Cross, the Royal Theatre. All of them are of exceptional architectural interest, many of which you will see him on Vasilissis Olga’s Str.
Visit also the restored Modiano Forum, but also the famous area of Ladadika, where the heart of night life beats. There is also Telloglio where exhibitions and congresses take place. White Tower dominates the wharf and the Arch of Galerios on Egnatia Street, with Rotunda (temple of Saint Georgios). You can also visit Kemal’s house, in the courtyard of the Turkish Embassy, the building in which the Turkish national leader lived most of his juvenile period in Thessalonica.
Visit, also, the Archaeological Museum, with prehistorical, classical and roman discoveries, the Museum of Byzantine Culture, Folklore and Ethnological Museum, the Museum Ancient, Byzantine and Post Byzantine Instruments, the Museum of Macedonian War and the Arts Gallery.
In the limits of prefecture there are decades of localities of archaeological interest, as in Thermi, Pentalofo, in Sindos, in Aghios Athanassios, in Koufalia, in Nikopolis, in Liti, in Aghia Praskevi, in Rentina, in Asprovalta.
Thessalonica does not mean just culture. The natural environment surprises you starting from the fringes of the city. Unfortunately, an important piece of vegetation in Chortiatis River has been burned, but there are still regions with pinewoods and splendid view to Thermaikos Gulf.
Visit Koroneia Lake and Volvi Lake and enjoy the peacefulness of the landscape. In addition, the deltas of rivers Axios, Aliakmonas and Loudias are very interesting. These regions are protected from the Ramsar treaty as they are important hydro biotopes with big variety in flora and rare migrating birds. Visit the village of Scholari with the long age platans and the beautiful herons. On the lake banks of Volvis Lake there are spa water springs and spa installations, in the region of Nea Apollonia and Lagadas, too.
Touristorama has been travelling all around Greece and its islands for over a decade. This year, during our trip to Naxos, the biggest of the Cyclades complex, we discovered an interesting spot, perfect for your night out on the island… which is what we do best: finding the best places and then propose you should visit them! Prime is a Scandinavian Bar, located on a privileged position in Chora of Naxos, opposite the port. It’s been operating for 21 years and enjoys a great fame to both foreign and local tourists.
In recent years, the beloved habit of pancakes has begun to become widespread in Greece as well. Touristorama discovered in Nafplion the place that makes the most delicious pancakes, according to the original American recipe.
More than just a famous tourist destination, Santorini boasts a romantic scene where you can have some really memorable moments with your partner. The time when the sun sets deep down to the Aegean Sea and the sky gets these amazing orange colors is the best to enjoy a cocktail. One of the best places to do so is the Classico bar restaurant in the capital of Fira.
The statue of Poseidon, made of Parian marble, was found in 1877 on Milos island, along with a statue of his mate, Amphitrite. The larger than life-size statue depicts the god almost nude, wearing a himation covering the lower part of the body. In his raised right hand he will have held the trident. Next to his right leg is a support in the form of a dolphin. Today, the statue is exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens city.
“Brunch” is both a noun, a verb and way of life. It’s not only an opportunity to eat something nice, but also a way to catch up with friends in the middle of the day. In Athens city we love it for both reasons. We have even discovered an easily accessible spot, perfect for the citibreakers to enjoy a full breakfast or a brunch during their travel in the Greek capital.
Explore the fascinating volcanic island of Santorini the way you want it yourself! Enjoy a unique accommodation experience, with huge doses of privacy and luxury by choosing to stay in Incognito Villa.
The statue of Poseidon, made of Parian marble, was found in 1877 on Milos island, along with a statue of his mate, Amphitrite. The larger than life-size statue depicts the god almost nude, wearing a himation...
“Brunch” is both a noun, a verb and way of life. It’s not only an opportunity to eat something nice, but also a way to catch up with friends in the middle of the day. In Athens city we love it for...
For the second consecutive year, three dynamic bodies, the Benaki Museum, Costa Navarino and Athens International Airport, join forces for culture. Leveraging on the Benaki Museum collection of printed...
Two young men, Lefteris Antonakas and Andreas Karapatakis, leave Plomari of Lesvos where they grew up and open a store in the centre of Athens city, with traditional products of the North East Aegean....