Once you’ve visited all the touristic spots, main sights and museums you’re interested in, you start looking for something fresh, unusual, so-called “local”. Here’s our alternative plan for spending a day full of art in Thessaloniki. Enjoy!
11.00 coffee at Tabya
Start your day with a cup of delicious coffee in a stylish bar in the heart of the city. Tabya is not just another coffee shop, it’s an interesting multipurpose venue situated in a historical building from the beginning of the 20th century. Enjoy your meal in warm and cozy atmosphere of a bohemic flat: handmade furniture, Bauhaus posters, nice selection of music… Than come and explore local record shop and the exhibition centre. Exhibitions, seminars, bazaars and various cultural events often take place there.
P.s if the weather is nice, we strongly recommend you to sit outside in a local garden
Adress: 14G Melenikou (Depo)
Hours: 10:00 – 2:00
13.00 shopping at Lola’s art shop
This elegant art shop is at the same time an art gallery. It offers unique artistic creations -sculptures byAnna Andreadis, Yannis Souvatzoglou and George Sepetzoglou, crafts made of clay by Evangelia Blintziou and beautiful jewelry all exclusively for Thessaloniki.
Pavlou Mela 7
Monday – Wednesday – Saturday:
10.00 – 15.00
Tuesday – Thursday – Friday:
10.00 – 21:00
15.00 visit to the Photography museum& coffee with a great view
Situated in a warehouse at the port of Thessaloniki, this museum is really worth visiting.The interior is minimalistic and helping to concentrate on the photos themselves. Photography museum hosts both temporary exhibitions and Photobiennale.
Apart from the exhibition, the museum organizes educational events like workshops and seminars, both for children and adults, public talks and presentations.
What is more, you can visit a library, find a nice book in a bookshop and enjoy coffee with a great view of the port and sea in the local coffeeshop.
Address: Warehouse A’, Port of Thessaloniki
Hours: Tue – Thu & Sat – Sun 11:00 – 19:00, Fri 12:00 – 22:00
18.00 introduction to the street art at The Box Gallery
This is the first and only street art gallery in Greece, offering a fresh view from the streets. Works by local and foreign artists can be found there. The gallery also operates as an art shop, selling various artistic works including toys.
Adress: 6 Apellou str. Navarinou
Hours : 11:00 -15:00, 17:00 – 21:00
22.00 art exhibition and coctails at Art house
Art House is not just a club with good music – it’s simultaneously operating space for artistic events in the city, including shows, art installations, photo exhibitions etc. always accompanied with trendy and quality music since 1999.
Adress: Veroias, 3
0.00 a very artistic party at Coo bar
The best place to finish our artistic stroll through the city is the COO bar – a stage for independent musicians, creators and artists. This place with minimal design offers parties, music gigs, art exhibitions and even theatrical plays. And, of course, nice coctails!
Adress: Vasileos Irakleiou 4
Text: Elizaveta Loginova
Photos: greece-is.com, lola-artshop.gr, prixpictet.com