Uncover the beauty of a unique museum and explore Thessaloniki’s landmark!
What to expect
Suppose you only have time for one museum during your visit to Thessaloniki. In that case, we suggest discovering the treasures of the”Museum of Byzantine Culture” – awarded in 2005 with the Council of Europe “Museum of Europe” honorary distinction.
Comprehend the details of daily life, religious and social customs, architecture, and art, along with the commercial and business activity through the centuries in the most significant city of the Byzantine Empire behind Constantinople ( Istanbul ).
Enjoy a brief yet chilling stroll to Thessaloniki’s trademark – the White Tower- and learn about its exciting and turbulent history and the city’s evolution through the ages.
09:30 – 12:30
Eleven galleries that present aspects of the Byzantine and post-Byzantine culture compose the Museum’s permanent exhibition. They are organized by general themes and according to the established periods of Byzantine and post-Byzantine art and history.
With your private guide, you can explore the Museum at your own pace discovering the cultural excellence of this little-known Empire.
12:30 – 13:00
It is just a short walk from the Museum to the White Tour, and with a short detour, you can enjoy the promenade or a cup of coffee/tea
13:00 – 14:00
Forty windows shed light on the interior of Thessaloniki’s landmark and the history of Thessaloniki.
Walking up the six floors, you will discover exciting information about the city’s life from its foundation to today, and arriving at the balcony, you will enjoy exceptional views of the city and Mt. Olympus