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Just a stone’s throw from Excelsior, is the Ladadika district, with its vibrant nightlife scene and a plethora of restaurants specialising in local cuisine. Ladadika is one of the most popular areas in the city of Thessaloniki. The area is next to the port of the city, in the historic center. Its name was taken from the Greek word oil because in the past there were many shops trading olive oil here.
Thessaloniki, also has plenty of historical and cultural sights to pique your interest. Travel back in time at the Archaeological Museum where rare exhibits from Macedonia and Thessaloniki, are on display. Other important sites include the White Tower – a symbol of the city, also a museum and a monument – with its architectural grandeur on Thessaloniki’s waterfront. For more sightseeing in Thessaloniki, visit the Museum of Byzantine Culture which boasts rare exhibits and artefacts representing the character and beauty of Byzantine. And don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit the Church of Hagia Sophia, the Arch of Galerius and the UNESCO-listed Rotunda.
Thessaloniki is also well-known as the cultural capital of Greece. With its rich cultural scene, the city has a mosaic of festivals and fairs – from international film festivals, to events celebrating food, dance, literature and of course the Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art. Modern Art lovers will be excited by visiting the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art was established in 1979 and Momus Experimental Center for the Arts with displays of contemporary experimental artistic innovations.