THE ROUTES OF TRADE
Resulting from its geographical location, Thessaloniki has always been a core trade center over the centuries. The last century’s early years, the city’s trade was characterized by markets of food, tobacco, colonial goods, timber, charcoal, textiles, haberdashery etc., along with buildings, that hosted services such as hotels, banks, tailor shops, printing shops, silversmiths, naval agents and other intermediary professions. Touring through the trade sites, which survived the fire of 1917 and root back to the Ottoman Empire, but also through newer buildings constructed after the city’s redevelopment according to Ernest Hébrard’s urban plan, the commercial activity of the city is evident and concentrated on both sides along the axis of Aristotelous.
The purpose of the route is to give prominence to the commercial nature of the historical center of Thessaloniki and to introduce the public to the historical sites of various forms of trade.
New dates to be announced
10:00-15:00, new tour every 15′
approximately 2 hours
photo: Giannis Simitopoulos
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