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Ioanna
Ioanna
June 06, 2018
The host of the film festival of Thessaloniki as well as many other themed festivals, a great choice for less mainstream movies
Panos - Maria
Panos - Maria
September 08, 2017
One of the best places in the city to enjoy your coffee after a shopping therapy!!
Alexandros
Alexandros
September 02, 2017
From early morning hours till late night, one of the hottest spots for coffee, drinks, food, fun and many others. An historical bar and club of city which hosts fancy people from all over the city.
Stefania
Stefania
July 03, 2017
The historic Olymbion Cafe-Bar-Restaurant of Thessaloniki downtown, ant the heart of the city at the famous Aristotelous Square, either for the "early bird" to enjoy coffee or brunch or for those who want to enjoy a cocktail with nice music at night!
Naya
Naya
January 08, 2016
Movies, great cafe with sea view

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“The Ottoman era of the city’s history left a very important architectural legacy of several buildings that still remind us of the rich multicultural past of Thessaloniki. Bezesteni is perhaps one of the most characteristic samples of many buildings that can be found in several parts of the historic center and deserve more attention as they are small treasures indeed. Built by Sultan Mehmet II in 1455 – 1459 AD it is one of the oldest Ottoman buildings still standing in the center of Thessaloniki. It was used by the Ottomans for a number of commercial and financial activities thus making it a very important center for every region that had one. The building’s architecture is typical of the 15th century Ottoman style that can be found in other similar buildings in Greece (Serres) or abroad, mostly in the Balkans. Its name means Fabric Market (ben = fabric in Turkish, bezesten). An institution of great importance for every Ottoman city Trading valuable objects and artifacts, safe keeping important documents and controlling the quality of the merchandise and money were some of the functions/services that each Bezesteni was responsible for at a daily basis. It is characterized by some rare architectural elements that differentiate it from the majority of the buildings. In the roof there are six well preserved domes in 2 rows while the main structure has 4 entrances. Inside the building seven double arches support the two main pillars of the structure. It remained vibrant and active until the destructive fire of 1917. After the destruction the building took its final form while new additions were built in order for new stores to be added. Even today you’ll find several small shops that offer fabrics, jewels, and flowers thus keeping a part of its historic commercial character. Although Bezesteni is not as impressive as other Ottoman buildings, its importance lies to the fact that it is a part of the old Ottoman Thessaloniki that still remains alive. A reminder of the common architectural legacy this city shares with the Balkans. After being carefully restored during the 1990’s, Bezesteni hosts several photographic, artistic and cultural events. Some of them are taking place in the upper level of the buildings interior A small visit will not disappoint all those who wish to feel a glimpse of the eastern, Ottoman spirit of the city! You can easily find it in Venizelou Avenue heading north, just before Egnatia St in the center of the city. The entrance is Free of charge. It remains open during the shops’ working hours. If you are interested in visiting more monuments from the same historic period of the city’s past (Ottoman), a visit to Bey Hamam that is located north of Aristotelous Plaza should be your next destination. Venizelou Avenue is one of the city’s most vibrant and commercial streets of Thessaloniki. There are several shops and some really nice taverns, just a few minutes away from Bezesteni. ”
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“Tavern Kinigos, "Κυνηγος" (Hunter) is a great place specialy for meat lovers in a nearby village Hortiatis”
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Restaurant
“ΚΟΥΖΙΝΕΣ Ελληνική, Θαλασσινά, Μεσογειακή, Ευρωπαϊκή ΕΙΔΙΚΕΣ ΔΙΑΤΡΟΦΕΣ Κατάλληλο για χορτοφάγους, Επιλογές βίγκαν, Πιάτα χωρίς γλουτένη”
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Locatie
10 Pl. Aristotelous
Thessaloniki, 546 23
Telefoonnummer+30 231 037 8404
Status openingstijdenGesloten · Gaat om Monday 9:30 AM open
Reserveringen
Ja
Creditcards
Ja
Zitgelegenheid buiten
Ja
Wifi
Free
Menu's
Lunch, Diner
Drankjes
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Eetgelegenheden
No Delivery
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