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7 Reasons to Visit Thessaloniki with your Family

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Thessaloniki is probably one of the most family-friendly destinations in Greece - a city loved both by locals and visitors for its character and history.

Here are 7 reasons why you should pay Thessaloniki a visit, a place certainly worth exploring together with the kids. 

1. a city with a warm heart

The city center is a lively hub filled with special cultural spots. Favoured by a mild and sunny climate, it's the ideal place to enjoy endless walks with your family. You can wander around comfortably and safely, and lose yourself to Thessaloniki's relaxed vibes.

2. a city with long history and unique culture

You can visit ancient towers and walk its castles, get to know exciting civilizations and visit its museums. You will hear stories that resemble fairytales, and travel back in time.

3. a city with family-friendly spots

Creative activities for kids, libraries, parks, alternative play rooms, but also family friendly restaurants and recreation spots, are only some of the city's hidden gems.

4. a city that knows how to play and enjoy life

You'll never get bored here! Events throughout the year, organized both in special venues and open spaces, will entertain children and their families alike.

5. a gourmet city

A city that loves good food and offers an abundance of gastronomic experiences both to kids and adults! Check out its family friendly restauratns and enjoy!

6. a city close to unique one-day destinations

Thessaloniki brings a lot of alternatives for one-day excursions on the table! It will be very difficult to choose between the royal tombs of Vergina, ancient Pella, tha lake of Kerkini, Olympus Mountain and Chalkidiki.

7. a city that offers unforgettable experiences

Ride a bike along the most beautiful waterfront in the Balkkans, take a stroll around the city's extraordinary markets, sail away on one of its small boats around Thermaikos Gulf. The memories created in this city will stay with you forever!

For more details, check this excellent guide dedicated to a family-friendly getaway in Thessaloniki, created by the city of Thessaloniki and Pigolampides.

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