Culture

Looking out towards Mount Olympus, Thessaloniki is the 2nd largest metropolis in Greece. Today a major commercial port and business hub of SE Europe, a university town and a cultural destination in its own right, it is thriving centre for international conferences, film and art festivals as well as sporting events. Walk around the city, visit its museums, and discover its rich history and culture.

Cultural guide

Where to go
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

One of the largest in Greece, this museum invites visitors to discover its unique collection of ancient artefacts as well as its rich cultural activities.

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Museum of Byzantine Culture

Housed in an award-winning building, the museum presents various aspects of art and culture in the Byzantine era and beyond.

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Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art

The museum’s permanent collection comprises 2000 works by Greek and foreign artists, while its exhibitions attract the visitor’s interest throughout the year.

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Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki

The aim of the museum is to collect documents and heirlooms which were not destroyed during the Holocaust, in remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust and to encourage research on the continuous presence of the Jews in Thessaloniki over more than 2000 years.

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Atatürk Museum

This historic house is the birthplace of the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who was born here in 1881.

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The Modernist

Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki

The aim of the museum is to collect documents and heirlooms which were not destroyed during the Holocaust, in remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust and to encourage research on the continuous presence of the Jews in Thessaloniki over more than 2000 years.

Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

One of the largest in Greece, this museum invites visitors to discover its unique collection of ancient artefacts as well as its rich cultural activities.

Museum of Byzantine Culture

Housed in an award-winning building, the museum presents various aspects of art and culture in the Byzantine era and beyond.

Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art

The museum’s permanent collection comprises 2000 works by Greek and foreign artists, while its exhibitions attract the visitor’s interest throughout the year.

Atatürk Museum

This historic house is the birthplace of the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who was born here in 1881.