Thessaloniki is Greece’s second-largest city and the capital city of the Macedonian region of Northern Greece. Lively festivals, social events and a buzzing nightlife make this city the cultural capital of Greece.
Comprised of a historic city center and commercial district, Thessaloniki offers a treasure trove of both old and new gems from its Byzantine walls, White Tower and Turkish baths to colorful food markets, museums and art galleries. Thessaloniki also offers a good shopping scene. Proxenou Avenue and Tsimiski Street are renowned for their numerous upscale boutiques and international name brand department stores. Tourists looking for more modest options will find them on Egnatia Street.
Thessaloniki’s nightlife is unmatched. From small tavernas to nightclubs, dance halls and other entertainment venues, Thessaloniki offers it all. Whatever their budget, taste and preferences, tourists are sure to find a venue to their liking. Ladadika, an assortment of warehouses containing a wide variety of taverns and nightclubs near the port, is the most popular nightlife district in the city. Additionally, Thessaloniki features floating bars, where tourists can enjoy music, dancing and socializing while on a trip around the Thermaic Gulf.