An ideal place to start touring the city of Thessaloniki is Aristotelous Square; the most central square in the city. Located at the point where the sea meets the land, Aristotelous Square has an interesting history and is one of the most famous places in the whole of Greece. This top tourist attraction boasts several important buildings, a statue of Aristotle, a 5-star hotel, as well as a number of cafés and restaurants, and is thus also a popular spot for the locals. The impressive square is also where the city’s central information kiosk is located. Aristotelous Square is also known to host a variety festivals, carnivals and cultural events.
While the square remains open throughout, the business found here will have different operating hours
Around 1 hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The numerous buildings and the view of the sea
While finding prayer facilities at Aristotelous Square will not be possible, Muslim tourists will be able to find a few mosques in the city of Thessaloniki, due to its small Muslim population. Two prominent mosques in the city include the Hellenic-Arabic Center for Culture and Civilization and the New Mosque.
As mentioned above, the prominent Aristotelous Square has a number of cafés and restaurants which are popular amongst locals and tourists alike. Although Muslim tourists will not be able to find any dining establishments that are Halal certified, they are sure to locate many that serve suitable vegetarian and seafood dishes.