Discover Kalamaria!

Take a tour of the areas of Kalamaria and learn about their history.
Kalamaria is located in the south-southeastern part of the urban complex of Thessaloniki, with a total coastline of about 6.5 km.
The area has been inhabited since prehistoric times, as evidenced by findings at Cape Karabournaki. The name Kalamaria first appeared in 1083 and referred to the whole area southeast of Thessaloniki and not only in the area of the current municipality. During the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires the area was almost uninhabited. (The name possible paraphrase from “good side” or “ladder side”).
In 1920, the first settlements of refugee populations were made in Georgia. However, the truly massive settlement took place after the Asia Minor Catastrophe of 1922. In total, it is estimated that up to 100,000 refugees settled in Thessaloniki, mainly in the suburbs. The settlement of refugees was the beginning of the modern history of Kalamaria.
In the coming years, the municipality shows a continuous increase in population and is the second most populous municipality of the urban complex (today over 100,000 inhabitants). It is considered one of the best residential areas of the city, evolving it into a suburb with a wonderful natural environment and excellent quality of life.
It harmoniously combines the green and the sea with the warmth of its inhabitants, resulting in an upgraded standard of living.
The area, continuing the tradition that wanted it as a place of recreation and excursions, is still a favorite destination for dining, fun, relaxation, culture, sports and entertainment.

Points of Interest


Where to stay


Historical Archive of Refugee Hellenism


Christos Kalemkeris Photography Museum

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Deputy Mayor for Tourism Culture & International Relations

Komninon 60, 55132

Kalamaria, Thessaloniki

Tel: 2313 314 570, -577

email: tourismos@kalamaria.gr


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