Nea Paralia Parks
Following the renovation of the waterfront in 2013, Thessaloniki gained a collection of parks located on the Nea Paralia (New Waterfront Promenade) by the White Tower. The Nea Paralia parks – 13 carefully designed, thematic parks – cover an area of 3.5 kilometres (2.1 miles) and welcome locals and visitors, offering a place to jog, bike, walk, do yoga, or simply sit by the sea surrounded by nature. The parks also have poetic-sounding names depending on their theme, such as the Music Garden, the Rose Garden or the Garden of Shadow. The proximity to several cafeterias and coffee shops make this an ideal spot to relax and enjoy the sunsets beyond the Thermaic Gulf.