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Things to do in Agios Pavlos

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Scenic Viewpoint
“its the historical up town , a very good walk you can make to see the up part of the city , beautifull place with great view!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Castle
“The Heptapyrgion (Ancient Greek: Ἑπταπύργιον), modern Eptapyrgio (Επταπύργιο), also popularly known by its Ottoman Turkish name Yedi Kule (Γεντί Κουλέ), is a Byzantine and Ottoman-era fortress situated on the north-eastern corner of the Acropolis of Thessaloniki in Greece. Despite its name, which in both languages means "Fortress of Seven Towers", it features ten, and was probably named after the Yedikule Fortress in Constantinople (modern Istanbul, Turkey). It served as the major redoubt of the city's acropolis, as well as the seat of its garrison commander in Ottoman times, until the late 19th century. It was then converted to a prison (Φυλακές Επταπυργίου), which remained open until 1989. References to the infamous Yedi Kule prison abound in the Greek rebetika songs. Restoration and archaeological work began in the 1970s and continues to this day.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Nature
“Trigoniou Tower is an impressive point in the walls of Thessaloniki and one of the most popular and frequented spots in the city. Many choose the place to take photos while the view is breathtaking. On the northeast side of the walls of the Upper Town lies one of the most important historical, morphological and architectural monuments of Thessaloniki, the incorrectly named Trigonium Tower. The actual name of the building is Tower of Alyssa. The Turks called them Cincirli Kulesi (Gingerli-Kule) Tower of the Chain, or Zakaklı Kulesi (Kuskal-Kule) Living Tower. And this is probably due to the stone ornament that surrounds the Tower's trunk like a chain. The Tower of Alyssa or Tower of Triangle as it is called today is not exactly known when it was built. It is believed that it was erected sometime after the occupation of 1430 and until the beginning of the 16th century. The aim of the Turks was to strengthen the fortifications of the city with a cannon tower. When it was completed, the Triangle Tower, along with the White Tower and the Vardar Tower, were the strongest forts built to strengthen the fortification of Thessaloniki. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“The Forest Theatre is one of (if not) the best of Thessaloniki. It is a big open theatre situated on the middle of the forest of Seich Sou (hence the name). It is a great experience to watch a summer concert or a theatrical show there. In Greece, there's a beautiful "tradition" we have, as soon as the calendar marks June, we start searching for outdoor events in every open theatre close to us. And we are never disappointed, for artists and theatrical companies start touring the country. However, if you are not lucky enough to catch an event in this theatre, don't worry! It IS after all in the forest, and the forest is quite higher that the rest of the city. So, the view is magnificent and ..”
  • 9 locals recommend
Garden
“On the northern side of Agios Dimitrios hospital and east to Kastron street, very near to Saint Paul church, it is a green oasis with pine trees and unusual, half-ruined stone structures. This imaginative, Gaudí-style architecture centers around an ornate fountain encircled by a tunnel leading nowhere. There is also a cistern to collect rainwater, a seating area, and a small gate leading underground. The Pasha’s Gardens were constructed in 1904 and they are the only integrated creation of the architectural trend of visionary architecture in Thessaloniki. The name of the garden suggests the pleasant feeling the position of the garden gives to visitor, with children's corners for recreation and a seating area to admire the views of the city. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“This is a cafeteria with an amazing view over the city of Thessaloniki. Stop there for coffee or a refreshment if you are visiting the old city (Ano Poli).”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Το συγκεκριμένο κατάστημα είναι της ίδιας εταιρίας και δίνει έκπτωση 15% στους φιλοξενούμενους σε όλα τα είδη! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Hiking trail up to the peak of the mountain, the best view of Thessaloniki till Olympus mountain.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Vacation Rental
“It is a small hostel but you can enjoy your coffee there or a breakfast. Cheap prices!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great panoramic view of Thessaloniki, especially at night. Food good (fish and meat). Prices little high. I suggest this place only for spring-summer months so you can sit outside.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The Walls of Thessaloniki today have a length of about 4 km, but the original perimeter covering was about eight kilometers and its height was 10 to 12 meters [1]. The wall for centuries surrounded the city, including the southwest side of the Thermaikos Gulf coastal walls, but which do not currently exist. On the northeast side rises to the heights, including citadel, within which lies the defensive complex of Eptapyrgiou. In the western and eastern walls are triangular cantilevers, while the highest points in particular in the section that separates the citadel of the city are rectangular towers. Their building bricks comprises recurring series and rocks decorated with Christian (crosses) and ancient symbols (representations of the sun, lozenges). Similar in style is the Byzantine walls that have survived in Istanbul.”
  • 1 local recommends
Store
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Great panoramic view of Thessaloniki, especially at night. Food good (fish and meat). Prices little high. I suggest this place only for spring-summer months so you can sit outside.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Tapas-style Greek dishes; live music usually on weekends; check out the neighboring, infamous Yenti Koule prison which operated until the 1980's; walk around to catch some stunning views of the city”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meze Restaurant
Restaurant
“Relax with coffee or cocktails at Kastro (Fortress) Give your pins a rest and hail a taxi up to the ancient fortress city of Kastro (where people still live and work behind its 4th century stone walls), 200m above sea level. The scenic Kastro café just outside the entrance has compelling views – in particular over the old Turkish Quarter of Ano Poli, where you’ll see some of Thessaloniki’s finest Byzantine churches and elegantly restored townhouses.”
  • 2 locals recommend

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