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Aretsou- Krini

Aretsou- Krini is the natural beach of the city.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

Already since the interwar period, the Aretsou beach was a highlight of entertainment and amusement. Likewise, today, it is a popular destination for people of all ages for having a coffee and enjoying the sea view.

What I can't see

The Aretsou beach and Kalamaria were the incoming gateway for Greek refugees from Asia Minor. They managed to create a thriving settlement from scratch and turn it into a “capital of refugees.” During the 1960s, it was the most popular beach for Thessalonians. They used to come here for swimming and for the many parties taking place.


Field observation by scientific editors

Zafeiris Ch. (1997), Θεσσαλονίκης Εγκόλπιον, ιστορία, πολιτισμός, η πόλη σήμερα, γεύσεις, μουσεία, μνημεία, διαδρομές, [Thessaloniki Handbook, history, culture, the city today, flavours, museums, routes], Athens: Exantas

Karamitsios G., (2017), Θεσσαλονίκη, 100 μικρές ιστορίες, [Thessaloniki, 100 little stories] Ιanos