Thessaloniki has given birth, over the centuries, to important and inspired artists, embracing multiple cultures and ethnicities. Its Museums and Memorials are the proof and preserve the signs of the city culture.

  1. Archaeological site of the Roman Market of Thessaloniki
    Aristotelous Square
    Tel 2310221266, 2310801402
    Hours: Mon-Fri: 08.00-15.00, Sat-Sun: 08.00-15.00
    Free entrance

Administrative center of Roman Thessaloniki: It was constructed at the end of the 2nd century AD on the place of a pre-existing market of early imperial years.
The complex of public buildings and other places has been a commercial and social center. Since 1966, the hidden portico, as restored, has been used for exhibitions, conferences and concerts. The Conservatory has also been open to the public since 1997.

2. Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
6, M.Andronikou Str.
Tel 2310310201
Hours: Mon-Sun: 09.00-16.00
Entrance: 6.00 €, 3.00 €

It is one of the most important museums in Greece. Its collections include findings from excavations in the city of Thessaloniki and the wider region of Macedonia. In 1980 a new wing was opened to host findings from the royal tombs of Vergina. The museum has eight permanent exhibition sections covering thematic aspects of public and private life of antiquity and it is renowned for the originality of the exhibitions its hosts from times to times.

3. Museum of Byzantine Culture
2, Stratou Avenue
Tel 2313306400
Hours Mon-Sun: 09.00-16.00
Entrance: 4.00, 2.00 €

The museum is located in one of the most modern buildings of Thessaloniki, a project of great architect Kyriakos Krokos, awarded by the Council of Europe 2005. The Museum of Byzantine Culture presents different aspects of life in the Byzantine and post-Byzantine period. Art, social organization, religion, ideology, history itself and the daily lives of people find their place in the exhibitions. The museum is an exemplary preservation, research and promotion center of Byzantine and post-Byzantine culture.

4. Galerius Palaces
Navarinou square
Tel: 2310221266
Among the important monuments of late antiquity, they are part of the Galerian complex.

5. Municipal Gallery of Thessaloniki
Casa Bianca, 180 Vasilissis Olgas Str.
Tel 2310427555
Hours Tues-Fri: 10.00-16.00
Free entrance

Do not miss to visit it firstly in order to admire the magnificent building the Gallery is hosted: a real jewel of the city, Casa Bianca was built in early previous century, currently hosting art pieces of Greek painting and sculpture, representative of three generations of Thessalonian artists, among which Nikolaos Gizis, and also Byzantine and post-Byzantine icons. The other two exhibitions are also worth visiting: Alatza Imaret (91-93, Kassandrou Str,) and Yeni Tzami (30, Archaeologikou Mouseiou Str.), hosting temporary exhibitions.

6. Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki
13, Agiou Mina Str.
Tel 2310250407
Hours: Mon- Fri 09.00-14.00
Wednesday: 09:00-14:00 & 17:00-20:00
Sunday: 10:00-14:00
Free entrance

The full of emotions museum of the city was founded to honor the rich Sephardic heritage, particularly highlighting the history of the Jewish presence in Thessaloniki, from the 3rd century to World War 2. It is housed in one of the rare Jewish-owned buildings having survived the fire of 1917.
It includes exhibits from permanent collections, exhibitions of photography such as of Simon Marks, and it has a considerable library and research center.

7. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Property
151, Agiou Dimitriou Str.
Tel 2310965070
Hours: Tues-Sun / 10.17.00
Free entrance

The two-storied house where Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was born in 1881, with original furniture in the living room, the dorm and the kitchen, also showcases photos of Kemal from various periods. In 1935, the house was donated from Greece to Turkey and in November 1953 it opened its doors as a museum.

8. Cinema Museum – Thessaloniki Film Archive
Port Warehouse A
Tel 2310508398
Hours: Tue- Sun 11.00- 17.00
Entrance: 2.00, 1.00 €
Its charming spaces embrace the history of Greek cinema since the early 20th century.

9. State Museum of Contemporary Art
21, Kolokotroni Str., Moni Lazariston, Stavroupoli
Tel 2310589141, 2310589143
Hours: Tue- Wed-Fri-Sat-Sun 10:00-18:00, Thu 10.00- 22.00, Mon Closed

10. Contemporary Art Center
21, Kolokotroni Str., Moni Lazariston, Stavroupoli
Tel 2310589141, 2310589143 www,
Hours: Tue- Wed-Fri-Sat-Sun / 10.00-18.00, Thu 10.00- 22.00
Entrance: 3.00, 1.50, 1.00 €

The Centre is an important institution for the promotion of contemporary culture. It hosts the George Costakis collection (Russian avant-garde works), contemporary art and it is highly activated in Greece and abroad. Part of the museum is the Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki (9A) which hosts temporary exhibitions and its own productions in Warehouse B of the Port.

11. Folklore and Ethnological Museum of Macedonia-Thrace
68, Vasilisis Olgas Str.
Tel 2310889840, 2310889855
Hours Mon-Tue-Fri / 09.00-15.30, Wed / 09.30-21.30, Sat-Sun / 09.00-15.30
Entrance: € 2.00
It researches, studies and showcases, through exhibitions and publications, the culture of the last centuries in Northern Greece.

12. Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art
154, Egnatia Str. – Tel 2310240002
Hours Tue-Wed-Fri-Sat- Fri/ 10.00-18.00, Thu / 10.00-22.00,
Fri / 10.00-19.00, Sat / 10.00-15.00
Entrance: 4.00, 3.00, 2.00 €

It was established in 1979 following a donation of 47 works of art collector Alexandros Iolas. Currently, it hosts 2,000 works donated from several contributors, including Franz Geierhaas, Magda Kotzia, Alexandros Xidis, Dimitris Meimaroglou and it is continuously expanding with new wings. The activity of the museum in the context of educational programs is considered as highly important. Finally, it hosts events such as lectures, discussions, book presentations, art bazaars.

13. Foundation of the Macedonian Struggle Museum
23, Proxenou Koromila Str.
Tel 2310229778, 2310233108
Hours: Mon-Tue/ 09.00-14.00, Wed/ 09.00-20.00 /Thu-Fri / 09.00-14.00 / Sat / 10.00-14.00
Entrance: 2.00, 1.00 €

It hosts rare relics representing the social, economic, political and military developments in Macedonia (19th-20th century).

14. MIET Cultural Center (Cultural Foundation of the National Bank)
Villa Kapantzi, 108 Vasilsis Olgas Str.
Tel 2310295170, 2310295149
Hours:Tues / 09.00-16.00, Wed-Thu / 14.00-21.00, Fri-Sat-Sun / 10.00-18.00
Free entrance

15. MIET Bookstore & Exhibition Space (Cultural Foundation of the National Bank)
11, Tsimiski Str. – Tel 2310288036
Hours: Tue- Sun 10.30- 18.00
Free entrance
It publishes prestigious books, and organizes archival, historical, art exhibitions and events.

6th km Thessaloniki-Thermi
Tel 2310483000
Hours Tues-Fri / 09.00-15.00,
Sat / 13.00-2100, Sun / 11.00-19.00
Entrance: 7.00, 3.50 €

The Centre for the Promotion of Science and Museum of Technology is the most important technology museum in Greece. Guests may attend screenings in the digital planetarium, the widescreen cinema, the simulator and visit the Museum of Technology. At the Technopark interaction area, children and adults actively participate and learn while having fun. It hosts temporary exhibitions, organizes educational programs and conducts various events.

17. Olympic Museum
Aghiou Dimitriou & 3rd Septemvriou Str.
Tel 2310968531, 2310968635
Hours; Mon-Fri / 09.00-19.00, Sat / 10.00-16.00, Sat / 10.00-14.00
Entrance: € 2.50

The only Olympic Museum in Greece was founded in 1998 and is a member of the ICOM International Council of Museums, the ISHA and a founding member of the Global Olympic Museum with the support of IOC. It presents the history of the modern Olympic Games.

18. Railway Museum
7B, N. Monastiriou Str. Military Stop
Tel 2310599134
Hours Mon-Fri / 09.00-14.00
Entrance: € 2.00
Hosted in the building of the military stop, it was created by Italian architect Pierro Arrigoni. It showcases rare railway exhibits.

19. Teloglion Foundation
159A, Aghiou Dimitriou Str.
Hours Mon-Tue-Thu-Fri / 09.00-14.00, Wed / 09.00-14.00 & 17.00- 21.00
Sat-Sun / 10.00-18.00
Entrance: 5.00, 2.50, 1.50 €
It was established in 1972, with the donation of all assets and art works previously owned by Nestor and Aliki Telloglou. It hosts pieces of Greek and European artists of the 19th and 20th century, Hellenistic and Roman pottery, Hellenistic figurines, Chinese and Arabic art, and Persian miniatures. It organizes educational programs on an annual basis.

20. Greek Pharmaceutical Museum
173-175, Ethnikis Antistaseos Str.
Tel 2319471176
Hours Mon-Fri / 08.00-14.00
Free entrance
One of a kind in Greece, it showcases pharmaceutical material in the history of the same science in Greece.

21. Museum of Photography
3, Navarhou Votsi – Warehouse A’ of Thessaloniki Port
Tel 2310566716
Hours Tues-Sun / 11.00-19.00
Entrance: 2.00, 1.00, 0.50 €

Another uniqueness of Thessaloniki: The collections and archives consist of more than 100,000 photographic objects.

22. EMS Art Gallery (Society of Macedonian Studies)
1, N. Germanou Str.
Tel 2310271195

23. Historical Macedonia Archive
21, Alexandrou Papanastasiou Str.
Tel 2310855255

24. Balkan Wars Museum
Gefyra, Thessaloniki
Tel 2343031721

25. Aghios Dimitrios Crypt Museum
Holy Church of Aghios Dimitrios
Tel 2310270591

26. White Tower Museum
White Tower
Tel 2310306400

27. Radio Museum
TIF, 154 Egnatia Str.
Tel 2310454018

28. Waterworks Museum
19, 28 Octovriou Str.
Tel 2310514029

29. War Museum
4, Grigoriou Lambraki Str
Tel 2310249803