2 days in Thessaloniki for families
Thessaloniki is mostly associated with a romantic trip with your significant other or even with solo escapes, however the Nymph of Thermaikos is also ideal for those of you traveling with your family.
The beautiful city of the North has everything that a modern traveller would need, especially families. If you have two days at your disposal, you can spend pleasant family moments, getting to see several places of your favourite destination.
Start your acquaintance with the city by walking along Nikis Avenue. Make a stop at the White Tower for a quick journey in time and continue your stroll until Nea Paralia with the various theme parks. Now, it’s time for lunch and Xalaro -here, you will enjoy value for money dishes based on original recipes with chicken- in Kalamaria is an ideal choice for a family lunch. Take the bus to the Mediterranean Cosmos shopping centre and indulge in a family shopping therapy. You can also take a break for coffee at one of the cafes located both inside and outside the mall. Just across from it, there is Magic Park (open Friday-Sunday), an amazing amusement park with fun games for all ages and the most fun way to wrap up you first day.
An aromatic coffee accompanied by tasty snacks at Aristotelous Square marks the beginning of your second day in Thessaloniki. While enjoying your coffee at Paradosiako, a classic value for the locals, your children can play at the large pedestrianized square. Having your batteries charged, head to Megalou Alexandrou Avenue from where the Cultural Bus line of OASTH departs, starting from the White Tower. It is truly a wonderful route, which will tour your family to the most important historical and cultural attractions of the city. Get off at Ano Poli to enjoy the panoramic views of both Thessaloniki and the waters of Thermaikos Gulf, take the necessary photos and head towards Tsinariou Square for a delicious stop at its friendly taverns. One Salonica Mall, at the west entrance of the city, is a great choice for your last purchases. There, at Bufala Gelato, every member of your family will indulge in sweet treats (waffle, ice cream, etc.). Round off your day at Savvikos grill on Aristotelous square, where everyone will enjoy juicy meat creations.