Rent a Car in Thessaloniki – Places To See

Car Hire in Thessaloniki – Places To Visit

Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece, referred as Salonika (or Salonica) and the capital of Macedonia. Thessaloniki is the second major economic, industrial, commercial and political hub, and a major transportation center for the rest of southeastern Europe the commercial port is also great value for Greece and the southeastern European hinterland. There are many places to visit in Thessaloniki and for seeing them, it is recommended to try rent a car Thessaloniki services.

Thessaloniki seaside promenade

Thessaloniki seaside promenade

The city is famous for its festivals, events and vibrant cultural life generally, and it is considered to be Greece’s cultural capital. Once you reach at Thessaloniki Airport, you would be in need of a vehicle to carry out your luggage and drive either to a hotel or to any other place of your choice. You need not to worry in this regard. You may get car rental Thessaloniki Airport services any time you reach. This service is available round the clock and you can get this service for cheap and affordable rates.

Pangosmio Rent A Car, Thessaloniki

Pangosmio Rent A Car, Thessaloniki

A few years back, Lonely Planet ranked Thessaloniki as the world’s fifth-best party city worldwide, compared to other cities such as Dubai and Montreal. And in this year, National Geographic Magazine included Thessaloniki in the top tourist destinations.

Acheiropoietos Church, 5th Century AD

Acheiropoietos Church, 5th Century AD

The most sacred place to visit in Thessaloniki is the 5th-century Byzantine Church of Acheiropoietos (Icons Made without Hands), which is located in the center of the city, at Agias Sofias street opposite to Makedonomachon square.
This Basilica Church constructed sometime between 450-475 AC. In Byzantine times it was known as Panagia Theotokos and dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The current name of the church was first attested in 1320. It was indicated by the Byzantine sources that the cult of the city’s patron saint, St. Demetrius was also practiced there. The church was destroyed in the great fire of 1917 but some mosaics remain and were retained within the rebuilt structure.

Ano Poli Thessaloniki, Theodocian Walls

Ano Poli Thessaloniki, Theodocian Walls

The Byzantine walls (Theodocian Walls) of the city were surrounded Thessaloniki during the middle ages. Large parts of the walls were destroyed, including the whole seaward section as a part of the Ottoman authorities organize differently Thessaloniki urban fabric. The present walls dated from the early Byzantine’s period, 390 AC and forms new parts of late 3rd century’s wall. The construction of the walls is the mixture of late Roman construction of Ashlar masonry having alternating bands of bricks. The Byzantine walls connected to the acropolis of the city that forms enclosing wall of a secured place, inside it another incorporated castle is located, the Heptapyrgion (also known by its Ottoman name Yedi Kule).

The White Tower of Thessaloniki is a memorial and monument on the waterfront of the city. The existed tower was replaced by an ancient Byzantine fortification, it was restructured by the Ottomans to secure the city and it was whitewashed after Greece has controlled over the city in 1912. The history of the White Tower was organized by the city’s museum of Byzantine culture. The tower is open to the visitors and the public having a chance to view the events and monumental maps of the city Thessaloniki. The White Tower became the reason of the controversy between Greece and FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia).

The Hamza Bey Mosque

The mosque of the Hamza Bey in Thessaloniki is a 15th century Ottoman mosque. The mosque was subsequently used for several decades as a cinema and modern Thessalonians know it as Alkazar. The mosque is of Islamic, Ottoman architecture and covered by a Dome. It was destroyed by natural calamities like earthquake and fires and was reconstructed in 1620.

Halkidiki, Marathias Beach

There are many other places where you always wish you visit after searching on the internet. Especially in the summer time we recommend you to visit Halkidiki, the resort for the Thessalonians (and not only…) and admire the combination of green and blue. Hence, to see the attractions of Thessaloniki, you should not neglect to rent a car.

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