EASTERN WALLS – SEA VIEW
The Eastern Walls constitutes part of one of the most important monuments in Thessaloniki. A significant part of them continue to exist to this day in situ (at their original location) and have been designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Thessaloniki, as a “living organism”, has survived over the centuries thanks to these walls. Their presence reminds us that the city went through moments of siege, managing to remain unharmed. The various different cultures, that once claimed or conquered the city, impacted on the wall’s figure, thus leaving their mark. The magnificent sea view, the redevelopment of a great part of the route along the Eastern Walls, the strolls between the picturesque cobbled streets of Ano Poli (Upper Town) and the impressive city expansion to the east, outside of the walls, qualify this route to be one of the most beautiful walks one can enjoy in Thessaloniki.
The purpose of the route is to perceive the precise trace of the Eastern Walls within the contemporary city, their importance for its growth and the influence over them by the various civilisations, religions and empires, which have settled in the city of Thessaloniki through time.
23-24 October 2021
10:00-15:00, new tour every 15′
approximately 2 hours
photo: Kim Powell
- Area UPPER TOWN
- Open House OPEN WALKS