Τhe famous Aristotelous Square, a 20th century square designed by Ernest Hébrard in an eclectic style which combines elements from Byzantine and Western architecture. This waterfront square is one of the most famous places in Greece, and forms an important part of life in Thessaloniki with some of the city's most beautiful buildings and sights.
Built after the great fire of 1917, Aristotelous Square with its more appearance, echoes the sophisticated urbanity of grand European capitals. Designed by the pioneer French architect Ernest Hebrard, thus taking its particular aesthetic, this central square serves the need for leisure and commerce with numerous choices of shops, cafes and stylish bars while offering wonderful sea views. Two main buildings envelop the square, Electra Palace Hotel and Olympion cinema both utterly grandiose.