Located in the region of Central Macedonia in Greece is the trendiest city of the country, Thessaloníki. Thessaloníki is the second-largest city in Greece, is also labeled as the cultural capital of the country and is home to some well-known musicians, artists and scholars. From historic attractions to modern architecture and facilities, Thessaloníki offers its visitors everything. The city also features a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a large number of historic monuments and landmarks that are worth visiting. There are a few mosques in Thessaloníki but finding halal food in the city can be difficult.
There are several churches and an entire district in Thessaloníki which has been listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Thessaloníki is located on the northern end of the Thermaic Gulf and is flanked by the Mount Chortiatis on its southeastern end. The central part of the city lies inside the Byzantine Walls which are an historic attraction. The Roman baths, White Tower and the BeyHamam also make good places to visit.
Thessaloníki also features a good range of museums defining the history and heritage of the area. Some of the museums of particular interest in Thessaloníki are the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Museum of Byzantine Culture, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and the Municipal Gallery of Art. The Thermaic Gulf serves as a challenging field for yachting and sailing. The city has always been a popular destination because of its vibrant culture and beautiful surroundings.
Thessaloniki is well-known for its shopping. The Tsimiski Street and Proxenou Koromila Avenue are among the best places to shop in the city. These streets offer high-end shopping and are home to international brand boutiques. The Egnatia Street offers affordable shopping options.
The Macedonia International Airport serves the city of Thessaloníki. The airport is placed about 15km from the city center. The airport is connected to the city center by a regular bus service. A bus ticket from the airport to the city center costs around 0.90 Euros. Taxis are also available from the airport to the city and ideally a ride to the city center costs around 15-20 Euros.
There are no halal restaurants in Thessaloníki. It is best for visitors to enquire at the mosque. Alternatively visitors can find a few restaurants that serve vegetarian dishes. Some good places to find vegetarian food in Thessaloníki are YaMas, To Mpahalikon and The Wolves.
There are a couple of mosques in Thessaloníki. The Hellenic-Arabic Center for Culture and Civilization is the main mosque in the city and is located on the Hrothoutouapikou Street.