Thessaloniki, a beautiful seaside city with lots of attractions, most of them in heights, is calling for photo walks. Either you are a hobbyist or a first timer, grab your camera and let those steps guide you to capture the best views of the city. Make your own travel postcards with your unique point of view!
The symbolic monument of Thessaloniki Fortification tower from the 15th century AD is 30 meters high, offering a great panoramic view of the city. In the late afternoon you can enjoy an incredibly beautiful sunset, worth to shoot.
This spot is the heart of Thessaloniki. The most important square of the city, with a marvelous view of the Thermaic Gulf. Painted in colors of twilight, it offers a unique landscape for shooting.
Walk to the traditional area of Ladadika from Aristotelous square only if you have plenty of free space in your camera! Ladadika is a quarter where the past meets the present, in narrow paved streets and neoclassical buildings. You will enjoy every single shot.
When in Agios Dimitrios, head to the right towards the sea and you will find the Ancient Agora which was the social, religious and commercial center in the Hellenistic and the Romans era. Picture yourself standing in a birthplace of democracy.
Ano Poli (Upper City)
Here you will have the chance to capture many parts of the traditional city grid, with narrow cobbled streets and the unique simple but elegant buildings of traditional Macedonian architecture. You should also take a walk around the area known as Koule Kafe and visit the Byzantine Baths, built in the 13th century AD and the church of Osios David, a church from the Early Christian period built in the late 15th century AD.
On Eptapyrgioy St you can marvel at the Byzantine fortification walls built by Theodosios the Great in the 4th century AD, one of the most important sights in the city. A must see is where the walls end, at the Trigonio Tower. The view from up there is incredible, don’t miss the shot!
A typical oasis of greenery in the city, enjoy photo shooting!
Hot shot spots, beginning with the Aristotle University Campus to the left on Ethnikis Amynis St. To your right you can capture the Rotonda, a circular building as implied by its name. On the same axis, you can see the famous Kamara and the imperial palace. Enjoy!
The view of the city from the unique Byzantine monastery is remarkable, point and shoot!
In ancient times, this is where the city’s citadel was situated and where the population fled in case of danger from attacks. A strategic point, from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city, for endless image capturing.
Paralia (Waterfront Promenade)
The view of the sea, the old warehouses and the Cinema museum are a must!