Saloniki, a.k.a. Thessaloniki, Salonika or Salonica, Selanik and many other names. The mother of Israel (La Madre de Israel) as it used to be called by the Jewish population.

As you set your foot in the city, you feel the Jewish heritage flowing in the air. Villas, Market places, Museums, Monuments and Synagogues, are the trademark of the wealth of the Jewish people of Saloniki, and they mix with the Greek heritage of Ancient Macedonia of Alexander the Great, Roman & Byzantine Greece and the Ottoman years of occupation, till the black years of World War II and the Holocaust.

Live your “EXPERIENCE” in Saloniki!

We prepared this tourist guide to make your stay in Saloniki entertaining, unique and unforgettable. We want you to live the “EXPERIENCE” of living in our city. There is the “must visit” section to relive the history of Saloniki throughout the centuries and to reminisce and honor your ancestors that have passed from this sacred land.

Moreover, we have selected the best places to treat yourselves and make your stay pleasant between your walks through the city. These are the places where you can relax and drink your coffee in the morning or your beer or whisky in the afternoon, eat Greek traditional dishes, listen to Greek music (bouzoukia) and fill all your senses with beautiful images, tastes and scents.

Discover Saloniki through history...

The history of Saloniki is divided into two sections. i) The history of the city in general (the past and the future of Saloniki) and ii) The Jewish history of this city.

Saloniki was founded around 315 BC by the King Cassander and named it after his wife "Thessalonike", princess of Macedonia, daughter of Philip II and half-sister of Alexander the Great.

Discover Saloniki through sightseeing...

In order to help you plan your stay, we created this guide of the best places to visit in Saloniki. You will discover all the best points of interest and must-see attractions!

Ancient ruins, churches, medieval walls, and of course the must visit Jewish places in Saloniki.

 

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The BEST Places for your visit to Saloniki are here

We choose only the BEST Places for you. Our purpose is to make you feel like a local and not as a visitor to this city. All of these places are unique for their taste, the decoration, their hospitality and/or where their position in the city. They are waiting for you to make your stay in Saloniki unforgettable.

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