City Center

The central part, corresponding to the region that is inside the Byzantine walls, forms the oldest part of the city and is divided in two parts, the central commercial and historic city center, where most tourist sites and interests, entertainment and educational facilities are located. Ano Poli (also called Old Town and literally the Upper Town) is the heritage listed district north of Thessaloniki`s city center that was not engulfed by the city`s great fire of 1917 and was declared a UNESCO heritage site.

The city center is bounded by the sea in the south, Olympiados street in the northeast (from which then the upper town begins), Bardariou (aka Dimokratias) square in the northwest and in the southeast by the University campus of the Aristotle University and the facilities of Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center. When staying in the center of the city you will be in the heart of everything, easily accessible (and walkable) to all the attractions, shopping, restaurants and nightlife.


Depending on where you stay in the suburbs/outskirts of Thessaloniki, you will need to consider the location and distance to the city center and transportation. We also suggest checking the hotels proximity to public transportation.

Peraia is the hotel listed under the outskirts, and is a suburb of Thessaloniki, Greece. It is part of the municipality Thermaikos. Peraia is located on the south coast of the Thermaic Gulf, 9 miles south of Thessaloniki city center and 2.5 miles west of Thessaloniki International Airport. There is a nice beach located in Peraia that is busy all summer long, with lots of beach bars and taverns.