The second largest city in Greece, Thessaloniki is the capital of Greek Macedonia. With several ruins still standing and accounting for most of the skyline, the city is also home to several modern buildings and accommodation options. Taking a walk by the beach is probably the first thing you will do here, and with the balmy sea breeze caressing your cheeks, will realize that most of the attractions are located nearby, such as the Aristotelous Square, the White Tower, the Music Hall and more. If you love flowers then you will love a visit to the Louloudadika area where small shops sell vibrantly colored flowers of a million varieties; and the effect is quite liberating, seeing so many colors at the same place. Ever heard of a wine museum? Well, here you can visit one and see wine openers, equipment and bottles from the 18th centuries. The Museum of Byzantine Culture is a must visit, and if you are here at the right time then you can get to visit the International Film Festival Thessaloniki.
Accommodation can be varied, ranging from the opulent to the boutique hotel in Thessaloniki. The Electra Palace is reminiscent of a Greek palace, with magnificent décor and luxurious amenities. The Excelsior Hotel is also boasts of a gorgeous façade, with intricately carved balconies.