|Photo By epikaira|
Thessaloniki is Greece’s second largest city. It attracts a vast amount of tourists throughout the year. It is very popular for its Archaeological sites, Byzantine monuments, architectural style, cultural events such as the International Thessaloniki Film Festival and its lively nightlife.
In this post we have prepared a list of the top things to do in Thessaloniki, if you happen to visit the city on a rainy day.
1. Go to the Church and catacombs of Saint Dimitrios
|Photo By pinterest|
Saint Dimitrios is the patron saint of Thessaloniki and its Church is worth a visit, especially if you seek some peaceful time, away from the traffic and the busy city life. The saint’s body is preserved in a tomb in a special area. You will also admire the building architecture, the mosaics and the hagiography.
2. Visit the Archaeological Museum
|Photo By thestival|
One of the best attractions in Thessaloniki, the impressive Archaeological Museum is laid out in a way that is easy for visitors to see its exhibitions without getting bored or tired. You will get plenty of information about the history and life in ancient Thessaloniki. With the same ticket you get access to the Museum of Byzantine Culture.
3. Get to the Museum of Byzantine Culture
|Photo By museumsofmacedonia|
You will definitely enjoy visiting the Museum of Byzantine Culture. With its beautiful and easy layout you get access to the galleries that cover all eras of Byzantine culture. Displays consists of sculptures, mosaics, artwork, hagiography.
4. Have a meal at Nea Diagonios
|Photo By grecomania|
Nea Diagonios is a modern Greek Grill restaurant awarded the Certificate of Excellence 2014. The service is excellent and the food delicious. Ask the waiters for the best wine – food combinations. Tip: order soutzoukakia!
5. Have coffee/tea with a great view at Domatio me Thea
|Photo by un-knownpaths|
Domatio me Thea Cafe (meaning room with a view) is located on the 5th floor of a movie theatre in Aristotelous Square. Have a seat near the window to enjoy magnificent views. At night it serves delicious cocktails.
Find accommodation in Thessaloniki with Booking.com