Updated: Jul 19
Ano Poli means "the upper town," which is the only neighborhood of Thessaloniki that survived the big fire of 1917. The unique style of the quarter is preserved and is characterized by narrow paved with stones and tiny Ottoman houses. The strategic high location of Ano Poli is ideal for defense and used wisely by the Byzantines and the Ottomans. The main fortress of the city, Trigonio Tower, is located here next to significant preserved parts of the high Byzantine wall, adding beauty to the city Acropolis.
The quarter is full of excellent taverns, serving traditional food at very reasonable prices. Some of them have a great view of the city.
You can reach Ano Poli on foot – just bear in mind that the climb requires a moderate effort. You can also take a bus – lines 22 and 23.