Thessaloniki’s 15 World Heritage Sites are highlighted in a special advertisement published in “World Heritage”, an official UNESCO publication.
Greece has been topping the lists of ‘safe destinations for travellers’ this year as it strives to revive its key tourism sector, which was battered by the pandemic in 2020. In anticipation, Greek City Times has compiled a list of the top 10 tourist destinations in Greece that you will definitely want to visit at least once in your lifetime.
Under your feet, over your head, soon through a state-of-the-art subway, Thessaloniki history is integral to their urban fabric, and it’s in your face.
Whenever You’re Able to Travel to Europe Again, Put This Greek Town at the Top of Your List; Elise Morton; Fodor’s Travel
Visit Thessaloniki, Greece’s northern capital famed for its world-class gastronomy, laidback attitude, and cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Anarchists celebrate Easter by attacking church with molotov cocktails; Paul Antonopoulos; Greek City Times
Even though Churches were closed and unable to celebrate Easter with priests rejoicing Χριστός Ανέστη (Christos Anesti, Christ Is Risen), anarchists could not show respect to the religion of the majority of Greeks.
Anarchists graffiti on UNESCO World Heritage church in Thessaloniki; Paul Antonopoulos; Greek City Times
Graffiti on the church is not a brave victory for the anarchist cause, but is an attack on the world’s historical achievements and legacy – thus why it was listed…
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What to do in Thessaloniki – Sightseeing Guide to Thessaloniki Greece; Dave Briggs; Dave’s Travel Pages
Don’t overlook Thessaloniki when planning your vacation in Greece. There’s plenty of things to do in Thessaloniki, and you’ll enjoy its laid back vibe.
Why Greece’s forgotten second city should be your next holiday destination; Chris Leadbeater; Telegraph
Newly Restored Rotunda is One of Thessaloniki’s Oldest Religious Sites; Philip Chrysopoulos; Greek Reporter
Severely damaged by the 1978 Thessaloniki earthquake, the newly restored Rotunda is one of the city’s oldest religious sites and a tourist landmark.
The Church of Saint Panteleimon is a late Byzantine church in Thessaloniki, Greece, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The church lies in the eastern part of the old city, near the Tomb of Galerius (the “Rotunda”), at the junction of Iasonidou and Arrianou streets. Its current dedication to Saint Panteleimon was given to the church after the end of Ottoman rule in 1912, and its original dedication is therefore disputed. It is speculated that the name of Saint Panteleimon was borrowed from the northern chapel dedicated to the Saint of the neighboring Church of Panagouda, in which the vessels of the church were transferred when it was converted into a mosque by the Turks.