In the 1960s, Perea was the “popular” beach of Thessaloniki, with many fish restaurants and numerous beach parties.
Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )
Ottoman era (1453- 1912)
Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)
Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)
Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)
Classical era (478-323 BC)
Archaic era (800-479 BC)
Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)
Prehistory (-1100 BC)
What I can see
Until the 1970s, Perea was among the most popular destinations of the Thessalonians for swimming. Today, that place has been taken over by Halkidiki. The Thermaic Gulf’s pollution in the following decades and the rise of apartment buildings drove people away and not much of Perea’s good old days is left. With a significantly increasing population it is likely that it will become another suburb of Thessaloniki. Nevertheless, it still offers a wide range of taverns and especially fish taverns. In Perea, you can enjoy fish or a coffee with the view of the city, the Panorama and Hortiatis mountain. The water is not perfect for swimming, but thanks to the biological water filtration being in place the water quality improved significantly.
What I can't see
740 Greek refugees from Asia Minor initially settled here. A dispute over the name of the region arose. Eventually, it was named Perea after a draw. In the 1960s it was the “popular” beach of Thessaloniki, with many fish restaurants and numerous beach parties. The Thessalonians came here by boat leaving from the White Tower in the city.
Ζafeiris Ch., (2006), Θεσσαλονίκης τοπιογραφία, [Thessaloniki’s landscape], Thessaloniki: Epikentro