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Very interesting

Looks are deceptive with this one. There is not much left of this once enormous palace, and most is... read more

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moniquee2016
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Quite impressive

For us as people who are interested in classical history a must to visit this place. There is a lot... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
hansv245
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Ancient ruins in the center of the city. Love to hang out in this square. Yes, it has become ghetto kind of with drugs and stink, but I choose to see the bright side... It gathers a lot of artists, singers, dancers and it's very...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looks are deceptive with this one. There is not much left of this once enormous palace, and most is tucked away in the Navarinou Square, but if you take the time to visit the ruins (free admission) you can get a feel for its former...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For us as people who are interested in classical history a must to visit this place. There is a lot of structure still standing but most is still hidden under the city. The mosaics are restored and hidden under soil for preservation. Still, interesting enough...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 17, 2019

There's unfortunately not too much left of the Palace of Galerius. In its day it must have been quite impressive, but it's not so easy to tell from the ruins. Not really in the best condition and not really that well maintained unfortunately.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

Sprawling ruins of what was once a grand administrative center dating back to the 4th century. You really need to use your imagination to fully grasp the size and sheer architectural grandeur of this complex. I found the signage to be limited and information scarce....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

From historical point of view it's a very interesting place, additionally well located in the heart of Thessaloniki. A big area full of ruins and exhibitions explaining what, when and why. Unfortunately all of that looks like noone cares, a lot of trash everywhere, graffitis...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

The ruins of the Palace of Galerius lie on the square leading to the water's edge. It's surrounded by modern-day apartment buildings, restaurants, coffee shops, retail shops and more. It covers a relatively large area that sits just below the modern day walkway.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank NotjustanotherSam
Reviewed November 18, 2017

It’s easily understood that Roman rulers like Galerius soon realized the potential this city had and tried to take advantage of its location between Rome and Constantinople. Galerius worked to make Thessaloniki the administrative center of the Roman province. For this he constructed very large...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Asocarras
Reviewed September 26, 2017

Also closed and not attended. It is true that one can see it all from just walking around, as it is all below street level. However, it would deserve more attention from the local authorities, in order not to be further damaged. Two separate but...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank lilliputz
Reviewed September 8, 2017

Here you’ll find items from the Roman Hippodrome. The palace was built during the 4th century. This may be something you can find on a bus tour. We took a bus tour with hop on/off privilege and this was one of the stops.

Date of experience: September 2017
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