Interesting Museums to Visit in Thessaloniki
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As Greece’s second largest city, there is certainly no shortage of things to do in Thessaloniki. In fact, it’s an ideal city for people of all ages! Thessaloniki is vibrant and youthful, is an excellent city for walking, and has enough museums and historical sites to satisfy any history buff. Here’s an overview of some of the best museums that Thessaloniki has to offer:
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
If you’re interested in the Ancient Greek Kingdom of Macedon, this is a great museum for your to visit. The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki has an impressive collection of artifacts from prehistory and ancient times that come from Macedon and Ancient Greece as a whole. There are multiple floors here, so there is more than enough to keep you busy for a few hours.
Museum of Byzantine Culture
The Byzantine Empire was an important part of Greek history, and the Museum of Byzantine Culture provides the perfect backdrop to learn about it. This is one of those rare museums that is ideally suited to both beginners and those who have studied Byzantine history and culture for some time. As a result of that, this is a great museum for people of all ages. There are more than 3000 objects here, including mosaics, tomb paintings, and jewelry.
Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki has a rich Jewish heritage and history, and this beautiful museum is a nice tribute to that legacy. The museum is devoted to tracing the city’s Jewish history, beginning with the 15th Century up until the time when the Jewish population in Greece was decimated during the Holocaust. The museum itself is housed in the building that served as the headquarters of the old Jewish newspaper.
Noesis Science Center & Technology Museum
This museum covers many topics related to science and technology and it’s a perfect choice for people of all ages. In addition to there being plenty of displays, there’s also a planetarium and other activities for the kids. There’s also a large cinema and a stimulator for the kids. There is also a fair amount of information related to science and technology as it took place in Ancient Greece.
The Ataturk House is one of those historical sites that is also a museum. The founder of Modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal, also known as Ataturk, was born here in 1881. In order to visit this museum, you will need to bring your passport and another form of identification since it is part of the Turkish consulate. However, it is well worth the effort.
When it comes to visiting Thessaloniki, there are a variety of things to do. When you’re not visiting a nearby beach, eating in a restaurant, or walking the streets, visiting a museum is the perfect thing to do! Plus, it gives you the chance to learn about different aspects of Greek history and culture.
This post was written by GreekBoston.com