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As befits a city that was under Byzantine rule between the fifth and 13th centuries, Thessaloniki has a rich and priceless supply of Byzantine antiquities that are chronologically displayed in the city’s award-winning contemporary museum. Opened in September 1994, the Museum of Byzantine Culture was designed by modernist architect Kyriakos Krokos and has spectacular displays of mosaic fragments, icons, stone tablets bearing ancient inscriptions and delicate wall paintings taken from tombs. Although some of the almost 43,000 artifacts in the collection were moved there from the Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens, most were unearthed locally.

The three permanent exhibitions walk through the centuries of Byzantine rule in Thessaloniki, while the final two rooms display icon collections and religious engravings donated to the museum by Greek philanthropists. Multi-themed temporary exhibitions alternate precious treasures from the museum’s repository, and staff also operate vital conservation and preservation work onsite.

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2 Stratou Avenue, Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia , 54640
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Thessaloniki: Customized Private Walking Tour with a Local

Thessaloniki: Customized Private Walking Tour with a Local

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The Greek port city of Thessaloniki is known for its magnificent Byzantine and Ottoman-era monuments, but many travelers never explore beyond the historic sites. On this tour, discover the city through the eyes of a Thessaloniki local and enjoy a personalized itinerary custom-made for you. Your ‘Lokafyer’ guide is no typical tour guide—instead, they will show you around the city like a friend; take you to the museums, markets, and neighborhoods that they know and love; and give you tips on where to eat, drink, and shop in the city.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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8-Days Thessaloniki and Chalkidiki

8-Days Thessaloniki and Chalkidiki

Enjoy a an 8-day/7-night tour of exciting Thessaloniki and Chalkidki on this guided tour of an intriguing swath of Greece. Get a guided tour of Thessaloniki via comfortable coach, seeing all its main sites. And then in Chalkidiki, settling in to the four-star hotel near the sea. In the days ahead, take a cruise near Mount Anthos, relax on the beaches and further explore Chalkikiki.
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  • 8 days
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City Sightseeing Thessaloniki Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Thessaloniki Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Buy your hop-on, hop-off bus tickets today and get ready to explore Thessaloniki with City Sightseeing! Listen and be awarded of THESSALONIKI's history, experience the best, the most famous and worldwide known sights & monuments of the city (through a selection of 12 languages in a modern recorded documentary), as we pass most of them with our open top double-decker buses. Once part of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, this Greek port city has a rich history which is just waiting to be discovered. Many monuments have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, with some of the mosaics considered great masterpieces of Early Christian art. Furthermore, our daily valid ticket gives you customers the flexibility to explore the city sights at your leisure and with your own pace.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Museum of Byzantine Culture hours of operation: Apr–Oct Mon 1.30pm–8pm; Tue–Sun 8am–3pm. Nov–Mar Mon 10am–5pm; Tue–Sun 8am–3pm . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.