Thessaloniki is the second biggest city in Greece. It serves as the capital of Central Macedonia region. The total number of inhabitants in Thessaloniki is close to a million. The city boasts of a rich, continuous history. It is said that the history of Thessaloniki dates back to more than 3000 years or so. Naturally, the second largest city in Greece accommodates historical relics dating back to the Ottoman, Byzantine and Roman era. Once dominated by the Jewish population, Thessaloniki today houses historical remnants which tell you about its rich past. The Byzantine churches in the city have been included in the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO. The city is an international tourist destination and attracts a lot of travelers across the globe. A car hire in Thessaloniki means access to its impressive architecture and historical sights.
Thessaloniki is home to several interesting galleries and museums, mostly ethnographic and archaeological. The city centre houses two of the biggest archaeological museums, one at Chanth Square and the other under OTE Tower. Few other notable museums include Museum at Aghios Demetrios, Museum of Byzantine Culture, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum, Teloglion Foundation of Art, Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Museum of Science, Municipal Gallery of Art and Atatürk House. When it comes to sightseeing, there are a lot of places to include in your tour itinerary. These include the Eptapyrgion fort, the Byzantine citadel, the cobbled streets, the traditional old houses, Roman excavations, the White Tower, the Byzantine walls and Byzantine churches which were mostly constructed between 5th to 14th century ACE. This lively city is known to organize international trade fair in the month of September and International film festival in November. You can just rent a car and make a trip around this fascinating city.
From Turkish public baths, Byzantine churches, central food market, Aristotelous Square to the Eptapyrgion fort there is so much to explore in Thessaloniki. AthensAirportCarRentals.com provides you with low cost car hire services inclusive of breakdown support, unlimited mileage, huge collection of cars and much more.
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