On your next trip to Thessaloniki make sure to consider employing our Thessaloniki car hire services as your main means of transportation through this wonderful Greek city. Thessaloniki is a city that has been continuously inhabited for about three thousand years and as such it is a great place to visit for any history enthusiast.
The city is served by the Thessaloniki Airport which is located fifteen kilometers south of the city center and is connected to the center via bus routes, train lines and taxis of course but a much better choice would be to employ our Thessaloniki car rental services and have a car of your choice ready for you at the airport almost as soon as you land.
The city has managed to preserve many relics and marks of its past, so you will be able to see relics from Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman times alongside other attractions.
One important Byzantine-era attraction that you must see are the northernmost Byzantine walls which are still standing alongside the White Tower which is the city’s symbol. The tower was built in the 16th century so it is not Byzantine but it is the only surviving tower on the seafront. While there make sure to take a walk along the rather huge seafront promenade and visit the Roman Forum excavations.
Some of the main attractions of the city also come from the Byzantine era and they are the Byzantine churches that were built between the 5th and 14th centuries. The main ones are the Agios Demetrios and the Agia Sophia but there are other smaller ones such as the one dedicated to Saint Nicolaos Orfanos.
The city was once home to a flourishing Jewish community as well which had its beginnings in the Roman period but which only swelled once the Ottoman Empire started taking in Jewish refugees from Spain and Portugal. The community never recovered after the deportations of World War II but two Synagogues still remain and there is a Jewish Museum as well.
These are of course only a few of the things that you can see and do while in Thessaloniki so make sure to employ our Thessaloniki car hire services in order to better explore this city’s history and attractions.