Colors Urban Hotel
For a bright, simple stay in the city center, head to the Colors Urban Hotel, adjacent to Aristotelous Square and a five-minute walk from the Port and the White Tower. The cheerful atmosphere is what sets this hotel apart, along with the accompanying themed decorating scheme.
Each of the 37 rooms has its own stylish, modern theme with as much color as you'd expect from the name. They range in size from a medium double to XL loft or deluxe room with a whirlpool tub and private balcony. There are also on-site massages at Massage.Me, and the Garden Bar serves up everything from the breakfast buffet to dessert and craft Greek beverages in its vibrant atmosphere.
Families will appreciate the convenient city center location and range of affordable room sizes available at The Caravan. The now-renovated neoclassical building was built in 1929 and used as a seragio travelers' inn, and after a few ownership changes, it's now back to its roots of bringing travelers together.
The eclectic decor combines contemporary and classical elements to create a welcoming environment. The hotel is also focused on sustainability and continually working on using the most eco-friendly practices. Stop in Caravan Coffee for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or an evening drink, or pick up a funky souvenir in the shop.
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The City Hotel sets out to provide a "slice of urban nature," with an interior designed to focus on relaxation, sustainability, and nature-inspired decor. Rooms are adorned with natural patterns and wood tones, while the major shopping areas and squares are still in close proximity.
Visit City Beauty & Massage for a body treatment or work on your fitness in the gym, then take a break at the Green Bar. You'll find an American buffet there in the morning, along with local treats like cheese pies, then light bites and coffee later in the day.
Electra Palace Thessaloniki
Landmark Electra Palace Thessaloniki sits directly on Aristotelous Square, overlooking the sea. Stop in along with the celebrities who frequent its rooms. Designer furniture and works by Greek and Russian artists line the halls, ushering guests into rooms where every piece is carefully considered and specially ordered.
Head up to the roof for a swim in the outdoor pool and sun deck views out to the sea, along with the all-day restaurant and bar serving Mediterranean cuisine and cocktails. You'll also find a wellness center with a fully equipped gym, heated indoor pool, steam bath, sauna, and jacuzzi, as well as options for face and body treatments in the hotel interior. Or simply sit outside and watch the people going by across the square.
In the central Thessaloniki seafront, Daios focuses on providing "fine, luxury accommodation" in close proximity to key attractions like the White Tower and Aristotelous Square and with impressive views of the harbor. The overall experience makes visitors feel as though they're on a deluxe ship.
The 49 rooms are all specifically designed by well-known architects, with clean, neutral earth-toned palettes and deluxe amenities. Breakfast is served at the bright Vitrina Restaurant bistro, and refined Daios Bar Restaurant serves fresh Mediterranean gastronomy. Book a massage or even a special honeymoon package for extra indulgence.
The Met Hotel
Head to the harbor area for the design-focused The Met Hotel and a sophisticated city experience. Works of art by internationally recognized avant-garde artists fill the halls and spaces of the hotel, creating a modern and energetic vibe throughout the space.
The 212 elegant rooms and suites are decorated in a minimalist contemporary style, with views overlooking the city and port. Get a personalized treatment at the M'Spa, with amenities including an indoor pool, jacuzzi, and face, body, and hair treatments. Stop in for breakfast at the Avenue 48 restaurant, enjoy innovative Asian cuisine at the Chan restaurant and Chan bar, or sip a specialty cocktail against a 22-carat-gold-plated wall at the Long Bar. Up on the roof, you'll find the rooftop pool and trendy Sky Bar with 360-degree city views. When you decide to venture out, a free shuttle bus will take you into the central square for additional exploring.