Thessaloniki is considered one of the best shopping destinations of Northern Greece and the Balkans. Locals love to visit the market at the city center or the famous malls, walk around the shops and end up at coffee shops or restaurants.
The main shopping streets are Tsimiski, Mitropoleos and those around them. An enjoyable walk on beautiful Aristotelous square, where shops blend in with cafés and ouzo tavernas, is a great place to start your shopping experience.
Tsimiski and Mitropoleos streets in Thessaloniki became renowned for their elegant shop fronts, where famous fashion ateliers and new designers are based. Ermou and Proxenou Koromila are also two busy and very interesting streets with world famous brand shops and some ambitious new designer ateliers.
On Dimitriou Gounari Street, known as Navarino, also the name of the nearby square, you can look for the best shopping deals in town. Colourful, alternative or rock style clothes and accessories can be seen in shops around this area. Take a look at the little stores selling second-hand music cd and vinyl records, collectibles, magazines and books at low prices.
If you are a reading enthusiast, then you should definitely visit Thessaloniki’s bookstores. Large or small bookshops are part of the city’s living history. This city simply loves books. Finally, in Thessaloniki’s museum shops you will find replicas inspired by ancient and modern art.
In the city centre you can visit Plateia mall or take a short car ride to Mediterranean Cosmos which is the largest shopping centre in the Balkans. This is where you can also eat or drink in any of the cafés or restaurants and have fun at the amusement park right across from the mall. In the area you can also find other mall areas with any kind of shops: beauty shops, electrical outlets, home markets, technical markets and others. Finally, a new great mall is established at the west entrance of the City, called One Salonica mall.