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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.
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
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
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.
The Palace of Galerius was meant to be the emperor's palace in the city he made the capital of his province. The Rotunda and the Arch of galerius are just of the pieces of the puzzle, that is the palace. On the day of our...More
Galerius' palace in the heart of Thessaloniki is one of the biggest roman palace complexes known. Decorated with colorful marbles and splendid mosaics (covered for protection, due to lack of personnel) and with a small but interesting and well made space for useful information, it...More
On the Monday I visited the site was closed. I was able to walk around it from street level and look down on to it - it looked like a nice job of excavating and restoring had been done with plenty of info boards. Sadly...More
Not as impressive as the Forum, the Arch, and the Rotunda, but still a piece of ancient history worth visiting. Unfortunately, as other reviewers have stated, the graffiti detracts from the experience.