Thessaloniki Day 2- Historical Monuments and Museums in YSL High Heels

YSL Nude Sandals
YSL Nude Sandals

I am walking around the historical monuments of Thessaloniki centre with my father, in my high heel stiletto YSL shoes. (That is how you know I am a fashion blogger!) I am wearing gold studded beige jeans and a lizard print top, holding on one hand my Gucci bag and my iphone, to post on Instagram and on the other my Canon G12. Loved my interesting walk and really enjoyed lunch at the Byzantine Museum. I had a grilled fresh salmon salad! Thessaloniki was founded in 315 BC by Cassander of Macedon and  it’s history spans some 2,300 years. An important metropolis by the Roman period, Thessaloniki was the second largest and wealthiest city of the Byzantine Empire. So, as you can imagine we had a lot to see. Enjoy the view!

XAN
XAN -YMCA
Thessaloniki Xan square
XAN Neoclassical building in Xan square

Xan Square took its name from YMCA Young Men’ s Christian Association of Thessaloniki (abbreviation for Xan in Greek) that is located there. This large and impressive building is located in the centre of the square, that is also surrounded by other Neoclassical buildings. The amazing huge wooden door was the backdrop for my outfit post.

Thessaloniki XAN Door
Thessaloniki XAN Door
Thessaloniki Gucci bag, XAN door
Gucci bag
Alexandros Delmouzos Founder of Peiramatiko School
Alexandros Delmouzos Founder of Peiramatiko School
Lefkos Pirgos
White Tower

 White Tower

The White Tower is a defensive structure dated to the 15th century. Later, it was used as a guard’s quarters by the Janissaries and as a prison for those who were convicted to death. It was built on the place where an older, Byzantine tower once stood. This Byzantine tower connected the east wall of the fortification of Thessalonike (the part preserved today) with the sea wall, which was demolished in 1866.

Thessaloniki art
Thessaloniki art
Church Panagia Chalkeon Thessaloniki
Church  Panagia Chalkeon

 Panagia Chalkeon

The Panagia Chalkeon was founded in 1028 by Christophoros of Lombardy. Its unusual name comes from its use as a mosque for the copperworkers’ guild (Kazançilar-Djami) during the Ottoman occupation, from 1430 to 1912. The church was restored in 1934.

Rotonda
Rotonda Church

Rotonda

Rotonda is a byzantine church built in the shape of a cycle. A circular building erected in A.D. 306 as the Pantheon or Mausoleum of Galerius. Under Theodosius the Great it became a Christian church with only a few additions or alterations. Its mosaics are unique for the era (4th century).

Thessaloniki Roman Ruins
Thessaloniki Roman Ruins

Roman Market and Theater. Ruins standing at the Law Court Square (Dikastiria).

Galerian Arch
Galerian Arch

Galerian Arch

Galerian Arch (Kamara) erected short before 305 A.D. The Arch of Galerius belongs to the Galerian group of buildings, in the SE part of the historical center of Thessaloniki. From the original triumphal arch only three pillars and a part of the brick masonry above are preserved to the present day

 

Church of Aghia Sophia Entance
Church of Aghia Sophia

Church of Aghia Sophia

It is a rectangular church, with a cross-in-square nucleus, which is covered with a dome. It is surrounded by a U-shaped ambulatory on the three sides, while the east is occupied by the tripartite sanctuary. The present architectural form of the monument is in many aspects, quite different from the original 7th century structure. Several parts of the interior pictorial decoration are preserved: mosaics on the dome and the sanctuary, dated to the 8th-12th centuries A.D. and wall paintings of the 11th century, in the narthex.

Aheiropoitos Church Basilica 4th ad
The Church of Acheiropoietos
The Church of Acheiropoietos, Thessaloniki
The Church of Acheiropoietos

Three-aisled basilica with a narthex on the west side and a second entrance with a monumental propylon in the middle of the south wall.

Thessaloniki Marble Archeological Museum
Thessaloniki Marble Archeological Museum

Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki Work on the construction of the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki began in February 1961, to designs by the architect Patroklos Karantinos. The building was inaugurated on 27th October 1962, during the celebrations of the fiftieth anniversary of the liberation of Thessaloniki.

Thessaloniki Archeological Museum
Thessaloniki Archeological Museum

Stay tuned for my Instagram August Recap part 3, with pictures of amazing jewelry and art from the Archeological and the Byzantine Museum in Thessaloniki. Don’t miss the B restaurant, the top stylish restaurant in town where we had lunch. “B.” is located at the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki.

Casual day outfit...Historical monuments
Casual day outfit…Historical monuments

Top lizard print Zara,

Pants Studded Zara,

Handbag Vintage Gucci, Gucci Ivory Tote here and here

Sandals Beige Yves Saint Laurant, find nude YSL Tribute  here 

Have a lovely Day!!!

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7 Comments
  1. You always have pictures of the most wonderful looking places, I really enjoy looking at them! You look so chic in these neutral colours, those shoes are especially gorgeous 🙂

    Take care, Daniella xox

    1. Thank you Daniella.. I love sharing what I see, sometimes even more than sharing what I wear!
      x
      N

    1. Thank you for your comment! The architecture is mostly Byzantine! Thessaliniki is a city with great history and amazing buildings.
      x
      N

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