We’ll end our list where we began – literally. The Museum of Byzantine Culture is right next to the Archaeological Museum and (surprise, surprise) houses relics from the Byzantine era. Today, there are about 3,000 artefacts arranged in this museum’s 11 rooms. Visitors will travel back to the days when Constantinople was the heart of Orthodox Christianity. “The Museum of Byzantine Culture
was founded as a centre of study and preservation of the Byzantine civilisation. With a lifespan of over 1,000 years, this Empire has influenced all of its contemporaries and we still have a lot to learn about it,” archaeologist Andreas Kampanis says of the museum. In addition to elaborate Byzantine mosaics and icons, you’ll get to see weaponry, sculptures and sarcophagi that tell the story of Thessaloniki’s Byzantine era. Keep in mind that the Museum of Byzantine Culture occasionally waives its entrance fee, including on the first Sunday of every month between November and March.