MUSEUMS IN THESSALONIKI
Hotel Plaza, located in Thessaloniki’s commercial center, recommends the best Museums Thessaloniki has to offer.
- Archaeological Museum www.amth.gr
Here are rich collections of the ancient, Hellenistic and Roman history of the place, wonderful sculptures, plenty of sarcophagi and gifts, precious and everyday objects, crowning the treasures of Vergina and Dervene.
- Museum of Byzantine Culture www.mbp.gr
The Museum of Byzantine Culture hosts collections of sculptures, frescoes, mosaics, icons and inscriptions from the Byzantine era found in the area as the city of Thessaloniki was the most important center after Constantinople in the European section of the Byzantine Empire. The permanent exhibition of the museum includes exhibits presenting the various forms of Byzantine art from the time of acne until the period following the fall of Constantinople by the Turks.
- Folklore and Ethnological Museum – Museum of Macedonian Struggle www.lemmth.gr
The Folklore and Ethnology Museum – Museum of the Macedonian Struggle is considered one of the best of its kind and its exhibits include artifacts of recent history and architecture spread throughout the Balkans as well as exhibits from the battles that took place in early 19th century for the liberation of Thessaloniki. In addition, the museum houses costumes and objects of everyday life of the Greeks of the past 250 years.
- Jewish Museum www.jmth.gr
The Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki, on Aghios Minas Street, has been operating since 2001 to record the Sephardic heritage of the Jews who moved to Greece after their persecution from Spain in the 15th century, bringing with them all the Renaissance western Mediterranean culture. What remains of the catastrophic fire of 1917 and the turmoil of the Second World War, such as tombstones, religious and ritual vessels, books, documents, costumes and utilitarian objects of everyday life, presents the history of the Jewish community in Thessaloniki from the 3rd century BC to the Holocaust, imprinted through a rich photographic material and informative texts.
- Ataturk Museum
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the new Turkey, was born in Thessaloniki. In 1935, the city council of Thessaloniki granted the Kemal Ataturk home to the Turkish state, which turned into a museum devoted to him. The building, which dates back to 1870, has 3 floors and a courtyard. On the walls there are photos of Kemal from various periods of his life as well as all the documents related to Kemal’s school years.
- Cinema Museum www.cinemuseum.gr
Thessaloniki Museum of Cinematography is located in the harbor area. It began its operation in 1997, when Thessaloniki was the “Cultural Capital of Europe” and coincided with the 100th anniversary of the 100th anniversary of the Cinema. It is an independent part of the Thessaloniki Film Festival and aims at the gathering, rescue and museological promotion of the elements of Greece’s cinematographic life.
- Museum of Photography www.thmphoto.gr
The Thessaloniki Museum of Photography is also home to the port, which aims to organize exhibitions of Greek and international photography and the presentation of its different uses and approaches. The exhibitions are divided into exhibition circles: “Glances in the City”, “Great Creators”, “Greeks of the Diaspora” and others. The Museum organizes Photobiennale, featuring artists from around the world.