Area Attractions

Europe's oldest city of Thessaloniki offers an endless list of archaeological sites for visitors. Activities arrangeable through the Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki resort include mountain biking, private boat trips and sailing, all major water sports, and private airplane rental and riding. Guests can also enjoy splashing in our swimming pools, relaxing at the spa, or working out at the fitness centre at our hotel in Thessaloniki.

Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki

13 kilometres Thessaloniki-Perea
Thessaloniki, Greece, 57001



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Peninsula of Chalkidiki

about 40 kilometers from Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki
Chalkidiki is a peninsula located in Northern Greece, known for its beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush green forests. Is located in Central Macedonia, about 60 kilometers southeast of Thessaloniki, the second-largest city in Greece. The peninsula is divided into three "fingers," or peninsulas, each with its own unique landscape and character. Kassandra, the westernmost finger, is known for its lively resorts, nightlife, and sandy beaches. Sithonia, the middle finger, is more rugged and unspoiled, with pristine beaches, hidden coves, and traditional villages. Mount Athos, the easternmost finger, is a monastic community and pilgrimage site, accessible only to men with a special permit. Chalkidiki''s beaches are some of the most beautiful in Greece, with crystal-clear waters, golden sand, and breathtaking scenery. Offers a wealth of natural and cultural attractions, including ancient ruins, traditional villages, mountain trails, and forests. Chalkidiki is also known for its cuisine, which features fresh seafood, grilled meats, and traditional dishes made with local ingredients.

Meteora- UNESCO World Heritage

2-hour drive from Thessaloniki.
Meteora is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in central Greece. It is known for its stunning rock formations that are topped with monasteries that were built in the Middle Ages. Is located in the Thessaly region of central Greece, near the town of Kalambaka. The monasteries of Meteora were built in the 14th and 15th centuries by monks who were seeking refuge from invading Turkish armies. At one time there were more than 20 monasteries, but today only six remain. t there. The main attraction in Meteora is the monasteries themselves, which are perched on top of the rock formations. Visitors can climb up to the monasteries via stairs that have been carved into the rock, and explore the chapels, libraries, and other rooms. The best time for a visit is in the spring or fall, when the weather is mild and there are fewer tourists. Visitors can also explore the nearby towns of Kalambaka and Kastraki, which are known for their traditional architecture and delicious food.

Pozar Thermal Baths

approximately 105 km (65 MILES AWAYles) by car
Pozar Thermal Baths, also known as Loutra Pozar, is a natural spa located in the northern part of Greece, near the town of Loutraki. he thermal baths are surrounded by lush greenery, waterfalls, and natural pools, making it a popular destination for relaxation and wellness. The water temperature ranges from 37-40°C (98.6-104°F), depending on the pool and time of year. Health benefits: The thermal water is rich in minerals and believed to have healing properties for various ailments such as arthritis, muscle pain, and respiratory problems. There are several indoor and outdoor pools, some with waterfalls and hydro massage jets. There are also saunas, steam rooms, and a spa offering massages and other treatments.

Mount Olympus

approximately 100 kilometers (62 MILES AWAYles)
Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece, with its peak, Mytikas, standing at an elevation of 2,917 meters (9,570 feet). It is located in the region of Thessaly, and it is part of the Olympus Range, which is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Mount Olympus is known as the mythical home of the ancient Greek gods, and it is an important site in Greek mythology and religion. The mountain has been a site of pilgrimage for thousands of years, and it continues to attract visitors from around the world who come to hike its trails, explore its forests, and marvel at its scenic beauty. The mountain is also home to a rich diversity of flora and fauna, including rare species such as the Greek fir, the Balkan lynx, and the golden eagle. The mountain and its surrounding area have been protected as a national park since 1938.

Temples and Churches

Area Attraction

Palace of Galerius

16.5 kilometers (10.25 MILES AWAYles) and takes about 25 MILES AWAYnutes BY CAR
The Palace of Galerius is an important historical site in Thessaloniki that offers a glimpse into the city's ancient past and the grandeur of the Roman Empire. It is a must-visit for history enthusiasts and anyone interested in ancient architecture and art. Palace of Galerius was built in the 4th century AD by the Roman Emperor Galerius, who ruled from Thessaloniki. The complex was used as a seat of government and as a ceremonial center. The palace was largely destroyed by fire in the 5th century, and was later abandoned and partially buried by subsequent construction in the area. Excavations of the site began in the early 20th century, and extensive restoration work has been carried out since then to uncover and preserve the remaining structures. Today, visitors can see the ruins of the palace complex, which include the impressive Rotunda of Galerius, a circular building that was originally built as a mausoleum and later used as a church.

Rotunda of Galerius

16.5 kilometers (10.25 MILES AWAYles) and takes about 25 MILES AWAYnutes BY CAR
The Rotunda of Galerius is an ancient Roman building located in the city center of Thessaloniki. Rotunda of Galerius was built in the early 4th century AD by the Roman Emperor Galerius, who ruled from Thessaloniki. The building was originally intended as a mausoleum for Galerius, but it was later converted into a Christian church, and then into a mosque during the Ottoman era. Today, the Rotunda is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it is considered one of the most important surviving examples of early Christian architecture in Greece. The Rotunda features a circular shape and a large dome, which was originally decorated with intricate mosaics. The interior of the Rotunda features impressive architectural details, including ornate capitals and intricate moldings. The walls are decorated with frescoes that depict Christian scenes, although many of these have been damaged or destroyed over time..

Saint Dimitrios Church

17 kilometers and takes about 25 MILES AWAYnutes BY CAR
Saint Dimitrios Church is a historic church located in Thessaloniki. Named after Saint Demetrius, the patron saint of Thessaloniki. The church is believed to have been built on the site where Saint Demetrius was martyred in the early 4th century AD. The original church was built in the 5th century, but it was destroyed in a fire and later rebuilt in the 7th century. The church underwent many changes and renovations over the centuries, reflecting the diverse cultural influences that shaped Thessaloniki's history. The church features a Byzantine architectural style, with a cross-in-square plan and a central dome that rises above the nave. The interior is decorated with beautiful mosaics and frescoes that depict scenes from the life of Saint Demetrius and other Christian figures. Saint Dimitrios Church is one of the most important religious sites in Thessaloniki and attracts visitors from all over the world. It is also an important pilgrimage site for Orthodox Christians, who come to venerate the relics of Saint Demetrius that are housed in a crypt beneath the church. Visitors can explore the interior of the church and see the beautiful mosaics and frescoes that adorn its walls and ceilings. They can also learn more about the history and significance of the church by visiting the on-site museum.

Vlatadon Church

17 kilometers and takes about 25 MILES AWAYnutes by car
Moni Vlatadon is a historic Byzantine-era monastery located in the city of Thessaloniki, Greece. The monastery was founded in the 14th century and is known for its beautiful architecture, stunning views of the city, and rich history. Today, Moni Vlatadon is a popular tourist destination and a working monastery. Visitors can explore the various buildings and structures on the grounds, including the main church, the bell tower, and the monastery's museum. The museum houses a collection of religious artifacts and icons, as well as exhibits on the history of the monastery and its role in the development of Thessaloniki.

Culture and Art


The White Tower

17 kilometers and takes about 25 MILES AWAYnutes by car
The White Tower is a historical monument and museum located in the city of Thessaloniki, Greece. It is a cylindrical tower with a height of 34 meters, and it was originally built in the 15th century as part of the city's fortifications. The tower has served various functions throughout its history, including as a prison and as a lookout post. Today, the White Tower is a museum that tells the history of Thessaloniki and the region of Macedonia. The exhibits cover various periods of history, from the Roman era to the present day, and include artifacts such as weapons, costumes, maps, and photographs.

Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

17 kilometers and takes about 25 MILES AWAYnutes by car
The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki is one of the largest museums in Greece, and it is located in the center of Thessaloniki, the second largest city in the country. The museum contains artifacts and exhibits from the prehistoric period up to the late antiquity period, which covers the time span from the 7th millennium BCE to the 7th century CE. The museum's collections include pottery, metalwork, sculptures, coins, and other artifacts from ancient Greece, the Macedonian kingdoms, and the Roman Empire. The museum also houses a significant collection of ancient artifacts from Thessaloniki and the wider region of Macedonia. Some of the most important exhibits in the museum include the Derveni Krater, a large bronze vessel from the 4th century BCE decorated with relief scenes from the Orphic mysteries; the gold wreaths from Vergina, which are believed to have belonged to the royal family of Macedon; and the mosaics from the ancient city of Pella, which depict scenes from Greek mythology.

Museum of Modern Art

17 kilometers and takes about 25 MILES AWAYnutes by car
The State Museum of Contemporary Art is a modern art museum located in the center of Thessaloniki, Greece. It was founded in 1997, and it is housed in a renovated industrial building that was formerly used as a warehouse. The museum's collection includes works by Greek and international artists, with a focus on contemporary art from the Balkan region and southeastern Europe. In addition to its permanent collection, the museum also hosts temporary exhibitions, workshops, and educational programs. It is a popular destination for art enthusiasts and visitors to Thessaloniki.

Museum of Byzantine Culture

17 kilometers and takes about 25 MILES AWAYnutes by car
The Museum of Byzantine Culture is focus on the art and culture of the Byzantine Empire. The museum was founded in 1994 and it is located in a modern building in the center of Thessaloniki. The exhibits in the museum cover the period of the Early Christian, Byzantine, and post-Byzantine periods, spanning from the 4th to the 20th century CE. The museum's collections include more than 3,000 artifacts, such as mosaics, frescoes, sculptures, icons, and manuscripts. Some of the most important exhibits in the museum include the 6th-century mosaics from the Basilica of Hosios David, which depict scenes from the life of Christ and are considered some of the finest examples of early Byzantine art. The museum also houses a library with over 15,000 volumes on Byzantine art and culture, as well as a conservation laboratory and a workshop for the restoration of icons.

Shopping Tips

Shopping Tips
Shopping Tips

Mediterranean Cosmos

2 km
Mediterranean Cosmos is one of the largest and most popular shopping centers in Greece, offering a wide variety of retail stores, restaurants, cafes, and entertainment options. The mall is designed to resemble a Mediterranean village, with a central plaza surrounded by buildings with traditional Greek and Mediterranean architectural features. The mall has over 200 stores, including both international and Greek brands, such as Zara, H&M, Sephora, and Intersport. There is also a large supermarket, a food court, a cinema, and a bowling alley. The mall is open seven days a week, with extended hours on weekends and holidays.

Tsimiski, Venizelou, Agias Sofias, Ermou, Mitropoleos, and Egnatia

The retail heart of Thessaloniki comprises these streets. Their shops offer a variety of jewelry, furs, popular art, craft objects, and clothing to satisfy even the most demanding tastes.

Modiano Market

Stoa Modiano is a historic covered market located in the heart of Thessaloniki, Greece. It was built in the early 20th century by the wealthy Jewish merchant Modiano family, who wanted to create a modern, European-style shopping arcade in the city. Today, the Stoa Modiano is still a popular shopping destination, with a wide variety of shops and stalls selling everything from fresh produce and spices to clothing and souvenirs. It is also a popular spot for locals and tourists to grab a quick bite to eat, with several small restaurants and cafes located inside the market. The Stoa Modiano is located in the center of Thessaloniki, on Aristotelous Street, just a short walk from the city's waterfront and many other popular tourist attractions.