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YMCA Park is a small triangular park at the city centre.

  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

The YMCA Park (otherwise known as the Refreshment Bars Park) is a small triangular park in the city centre right next to the White Tower. It was designed by Vassilios Kouremenos in the Interwar period. Aesthetically, it has an old style, with ornamental planting flower beds, paving and fountains. Despite its small size, it has lush greenery and is ideal for short walks and jogging. Apart from the sculptures, the YMCA Park has recreational areas, where you can relax with a cup of coffee or where children can play under the trees and in the characteristic small train.

What I can't see

The old zoo was located on this site and is now at the edge of the greater city, at Cedar Hill (Sheikh Sou). Nowadays, the rails of a small train for children are the only remnant of the zoo.


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


Kolonas V., (2012), Η αρχιτεκτονική μιας εκατονταετίας: Θεσσαλονίκη 1912-2012, [The architecture of a century: Thessaloniki 1912-2012] University Studio Press


Τechnical Chamber of Greece, (d.u.), Υφιστάμενοι χώροι πρασίνου στη Θεσσαλονίκη, [Existing green spaces in Thessaloniki], ΤΕΕ,

Last visit 13/9/2014