Archaeological Sites & Historical Monuments

Coordinates: 40.632352, 22.940838

Aristotelous Square

The central point of Thessaloniki is the huge Aristotelous Square, next to the sea, at the beginning of the street with the same name.

It was designed by the French architect Ernest Hebrard as part of the general redesign of the city, after the destructive fire in 1917. The large open space and the impressive buildings around it are evidence of the diachronic character of Thessaloniki, which combines Byzantine tradition with the atmosphere of a European big city.

Nowadays, the square surrounded by buildings-symbols, like the cinema OIympion, where the film festival takes place, is an attraction for both visitors and residents of the city, and it is the centre of social, political and cultural events. 



Address: Pl. Aristotelous

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