Roman Route

The Roman route of Thessaloniki through time begins in 168 BC when the Roman general Lucius Aemilius Paul defeats the king of Macedonia Perseus. As the Capital of the second Roman administrative region of Macedonia, Thessaloniki is geostrategically upgraded with the construction of the Egnatia road (Via Egnatia) which connects the Adriatic with the Dardanelles and Asia Minor and becomes a commercial, political and military center. The Roman Thessaloniki will find itself on the way of the Apostle Paul in 50 AD and the seed of his teaching will flourish by the subsequent foundation of the Christian community in the city. In fact, St. Paul’s two Epistles ‘Thessalonians’ are the oldest texts of the New Testament.

During the reign of Caesar Galerius Maximilian, splendid buildings are being built, and you can explore them by following the Roman route, as entire or parts of them are being preserved till this day!

The Hippodrome

Hippodrome, which constituted part of Galerius’ Palace Complex, measured 450 meters lengthwise, and 95 meters widthwise, but it fragmentary maintains up until today, unde

Administrative Complex in the Kyprion Agoniston (Cypriot fighters) Square

At the junction of Olympou street , Venizelou street and Aghiou Dimitriou street, a complex of buildings was excavated, as old as the 3rd century B.C., most probably an a

The Roman Forum

At the junction of Olympou Street and Filippou Street, you can find the Roman Forum, the social and religious center of Roman Thessaloniki. Its construction was completed

Triumphal Arch of Caesar Galerius (Kamara)

The impressive 'Kamara', as it is called, is one of the most loved and popular monuments of the Thessalonians (and not only), as it is the meeting point of locals, studen

Palace of the Roman Caesar Gaius Valerius Galerius Maximianus

It is one of the most important monuments of Late Antiquity in the entire Greek world, essentially an open-air archaeological museum in Navarinou square area in the cente