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The Palace of Galerius

Navarino Square, Thessaloniki, Greece
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good22%
  • Average47%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
18 Oct 2016
“Very interesting, but abandoned...”
10 Oct 2016
“Closed and graffiti'd”
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Navarino Square, Thessaloniki, Greece
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

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

2  Thank Evangelos K
Reviewed 10 October 2016

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

Thank MarcusHurley
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The archeological site was closed when I visited but you can see a fair amount from the Main Street while walking around the site.

1  Thank Raamis
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

A fraction of the palace with a basilica an atrium the Throne room and a brand new video about the whole complex... excellent work of our archaologists.. Not to be missed

Thank constantinos s s
Reviewed 9 July 2016

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.

Thank MichVagabond
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Such a great piece of history so shamefully neglected. At least the arch of Galerius, north of it has more interest despite being much smaller.

1  Thank TravelingCat22
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Came across these ruins almost by accident but couldn't get in. The ticket office appeared to have been closed for some time and it looks as though the board walks above the floors in places have rotted through with broken planks in places. Is this...More

1  Thank oceanroller
Reviewed 2 July 2015

If you approach this area from the seaside, you can see the whole ensemble at once -- the palace ruins, the Arch & the Rotunda; the scale of it all is impressive. The ruin itself is somewhat unkempt, splashed with graffiti here and there: on...More

1  Thank Ilya K
Reviewed 20 May 2015

The city of Thessaloniki is rich in ancient ruins and Byzantine churches and these enchantingly emerge with almost every step one takes. The palace of Galerius is one of several sites in the city, close to one another, that one can visit on foot. Surrounded...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

Its a pity such a monumental piece of history is completely neglected in thessaloniki's city centre. It would have been nice if there was more accessable information at the site (not covered with grafitti).

1  Thank Etellek
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