Museum of Photography

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Warehouse A, 1st floor, Port Thessaloniki, Navarchou Votsi 3 str. 54624
T +30 2310 566 716
F +30 2310 566 717 /
Tu—Su 11.00—19.00
2.00 € 1.00 € 0.50 €

The Museum of Photography is the only state-run museum dedicated solely to photography, aiming to approach all different usages of the photographich medium. Its activities are realized on a local, national and international level. Its collections and its archives include more than 100.000 photographic objects. The Museum organizes the international photography festival of PhotoBiennale.

Jewish Cemeteries

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The Nazis destroyed the ancient Jewish cemetery of Thessaloniki that covered about 300,000 sq. m. in the area where the University Campus is situated today. The graves were looted and tombstones were scattered all over the city.
After the liberation, the Community founded a new cemetery in the Stavroupolis area. Some tombstones from the old cemetery were carried there and a memorial to the victims of the Holocaust has been erected


Thessaloniki UNESCO Monuments

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Thessaloniki, Unesco Monuments

Early Christian and Byzantine Monuments of the city.

You will find them all on a newly printed map, donated by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The walls around the ancient city, the White Tower and the Eptapyrgio, Rotunda, monasteries, crypts and more. Follow the link that matches the language you prefer, to download or view the map.


Μνημεία της UNESCO στη Θεσσαλονίκη Α - Μνημεία της UNESCO στη Θεσσαλονίκη Β

Thessaloniki UNESCO Monuments A - Thessaloniki UNESCO Monuments B

Thessalonique Monuments classés UNESCO A - Thessalonique Monuments classés UNESCO B

Salonicco Monumenti UNESCO A - Salonicco Monumenti UNESCO B

Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum

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Ethnikis Antistasews 173-175, Foinikas
T +30 2319 471 176
F +30 2310 471176
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Mo—Fr 08.00—14.00

The History of Pharmacy in Greece, as well as the Science of Pharmacology, presented through the display of pharmaceutical instruments, objects, tools, books, recipes, ingredients, forms, botanies and drugs. Is the only Pharmaceutical Museum in Greece.

Villa Modiano

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It was built in 1906 as the residence of Jacob Modiano by the engineer Eli Modiano. In 1913 the villa was bought by the City of Thessaloniki and offered as a palace to King Constantine. It was used in the inter-war period as the residence of the Governor General of Macedonia, and it later housed the Military School of Medicine. Since 1970 it has been housing the Macedonian Popular Art Museum.

Musa Baba’s tomb

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Musa Baba’s tomb is in the upper town. This tomb was used as the fan club of a local football team. Now it is abandoned. The space to the north of it should have been a cemetery according to an old Ottoman map. But now there is a large residential house in the plot where the map shows a cemetery. The square in the south west of it is a today playground for the children of the neighborhood. The map also indicates a small mosque to the north west of the Tomb, however, there was no trace to be found of it. There is no sign on the tomb or in the square that it is an Ottoman structure.

Thessaloniki Museum's Map

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A new and updated map of Thessaloniki's museums, donated by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

You can study it, or download it to your device, by clicking the link below according to the language of your preferrence. You will find it availlable in Greek, English, French and Italian.


Χάρτης Μουσείων Θεσσαλονίκης ΑΧάρτης Μουσείων Θεσσαλονίκης Β

Thessaloniki Museums' Map AThessaloniki Museums' Map B

Thessalonique Plann des Musées AThessalonique Plann des Musées B

Salonicco Mappa dei Musei ASalonicco Mappa dei Musei B

Church of Profitis Elias

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On Olympiados Street, at its junction with Profiti Elia Street, on a naturally rocky elevation, lies the imposing Church of Profitis Ilias. It is unique in Thessaloniki in terms of its architectural type : a tetrastyle cross-in-square trincoch with a natrex (lite) and an ambulatory terminating in two chapels. The Church was dedicated to Christ and served as the catholicon of the Akapniou Monastery. Of its iconographic decoration, only the portrayal of the Infanticide, representative of the final period of Palaeologan painting, survives in the narthex.


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The Rotunda of Agios Georgios or (in English) the Rotunda of St. George is one of the oldest and most imposing monuments in Thessaloniki.

It was part of a large complex that included the palace, an octagonal building and the Hippodrome, built by Caesar Galerius in the first Tetrarchy (around 300 AD), when he established Thessaloniki as his base.

The cylindrical structure was built in the 4th century AD on the orders of Galerius, who was thought to have intended it to be his mausoleum. It never served for this purpose, since Galerius died and was buried far away from Thessaloniki.

The temple was then converted into a Christian church and was possibly used as a Martyria, a place where the relics of the saints are worshipped. This theory is supported by both the circular form of the building and the images of saints depicted on the mosaics throughout the dome.

Thessaloniki Cemeteries & Monuments


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