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Panorama is one of the two more robbust districts in the area of Thessaloniki.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    1914 The first Greek refugees started settling here.

  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

Panorama is a suburb of Thessaloniki, with a population of 17,546 inhabitants (2011) and is considered one of the most, if not the most affluent municipality of Thessaloniki. The first post-war villas were built here by wealthy families, mainly doctors’ and commissioned officers’ families, and can be viewed from the streets. The watermills of the Byzantine era and of course the panoramic views of the city of Thessaloniki are also worth seeing. Due to the density of the urban development that started in the 1970s, the area does not offer a complete view of the city. However, at points where there is a view, one can easily understand why the area was renamed Panorama. The suburb is also known nationwide for its signature dessert, the delicious Triangles of Panorama.

What I can't see

In the Ottoman period, the area was inhabited by Muslims. It was called Arsakli or Aksali. Before 1970, it was a place for rural walks and a tourist destination, but was later converted gradually into a luxury home area. According to reports, residents of Mount Hortiatis consider Panorama an example to avoid, preferring a simpler daily life. One thing everyone loves however, is the Triangles of Panorama. This cream-filled triangular-shaped pastry was first made in Panorama by a refugee milkman. Its reputation gradually spread across Thessaloniki and other parts of Greece. Traditional Triangles of Panorama are made with baklava dough, fresh goat milk cream and salep, the only preservative used in its recipe. They can be kept refrigerated for up to a week.


Unsigned, (d.u.), Χορτιάτης ο άγνωστος, [Hortiatis the unknown], Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Last visit 31/8/2014

Giannakopoulos P., (2014), Τρίγωνα Πανοράματος Ελενίδη, μια μικρή ιστορία της Θεσσαλονίκης, [Elenidis Triangles of Panorama, a small story of Thessaloniki], in Thessaloniki Arts and Culture,

Τρίγωνα Πανοράματος Ελενίδη, μια μικρή ιστορία της Θεσσαλονίκης

Last visit 31/8/2014

Field observation by scientific editors

Zafeirakis Κ., (d.u.), Ο Χορτιάτης της Σοφίας Νικολαϊδου, [Sophia’s Nikolaidou Hortiatis], in Parallaxi

Last visit 31/8/2014

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