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Galerius' palace in the heart of Thessaloniki is one of the biggest roman palace complexes known. Decorated with colorful marbles and splendid mosaics (covered for protection, due... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Evangelos K
Thessaloniki, Greece
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Galerius' palace in the heart of Thessaloniki is one of the biggest roman palace complexes known. Decorated with colorful marbles and splendid mosaics (covered for protection, due to lack of personnel) and with a small but interesting and well made space for useful information, it is the heart of the roman city. All this does not explain why the surrounding... More 

1 Thank Evangelos K
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 383 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

On the Monday I visited the site was closed. I was able to walk around it from street level and look down on to it - it looked like a nice job of excavating and restoring had been done with plenty of info boards. Sadly the board at street level was covered with sprat tags so I couldn't read anything.... More 

Thank MarcusHurley
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The archeological site was closed when I visited but you can see a fair amount from the Main Street while walking around the site.

1 Thank Raamis
Thessaloniki, Greece
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

A fraction of the palace with a basilica an atrium the Throne room and a brand new video about the whole complex... excellent work of our archaologists.. Not to be missed

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Not as impressive as the Forum, the Arch, and the Rotunda, but still a piece of ancient history worth visiting. Unfortunately, as other reviewers have stated, the graffiti detracts from the experience.

Thank MichVagabond
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 691 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Such a great piece of history so shamefully neglected. At least the arch of Galerius, north of it has more interest despite being much smaller.

Thank TravelingCat22
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 July 2015

Came across these ruins almost by accident but couldn't get in. The ticket office appeared to have been closed for some time and it looks as though the board walks above the floors in places have rotted through with broken planks in places. Is this still open? No one could tell me. The exterior information is ruined by graffiti and... More 

1 Thank oceanroller
Minsk, Belarus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

If you approach this area from the seaside, you can see the whole ensemble at once -- the palace ruins, the Arch & the Rotunda; the scale of it all is impressive. The ruin itself is somewhat unkempt, splashed with graffiti here and there: on the other hand, it somehow fits nicely in the built-up area & doesn't seem desolate.... More 

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Holiday, Florida
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Reviewed 20 May 2015

The city of Thessaloniki is rich in ancient ruins and Byzantine churches and these enchantingly emerge with almost every step one takes. The palace of Galerius is one of several sites in the city, close to one another, that one can visit on foot. Surrounded by a wall and at a level lower than the side walk the remains of... More 

Thank Bob B
Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

Its a pity such a monumental piece of history is completely neglected in thessaloniki's city centre. It would have been nice if there was more accessable information at the site (not covered with grafitti).

1 Thank Etellek

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