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Rotunda area

Rotunda area is a students' focal area for food or coffee.

  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

A quick search on the internet about the area of the Rotunda brings up articles that mention the degradation of the area and the civil action performed here. Indeed, one can often see cars that have been parked illegally, motorbikes on pavements, tables, chairs and tents that local businesses have taken out in the public space without a proper permit. However, this is a place that stays vibrant throughout the day, which makes it a unique and vital part of the city’s social fabric. It is adjacent to the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and particularly at the start of the academic year, a meeting point for students, who socialize in the area over coffee and food.

What I can't see

The strong presence of students is not only because of its proximity to the university, but also because many students live in the area of the Rotunda. This densely-built neighbourhood is a student hub. This is why it is bustling with cafes, eateries and restaurants (some with live Greek music), many of which serve good food at modest prices.


Field observation by scientific editors