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Makridi Arcade in Thessaloniki

The arcades of Thessaloniki clearly depict the combination of the West with the East, two cultures that “clash” in every corner of the city. These enclosed markets are primarily a result of the Ottoman rule since closed markets are a common phenomenon in Turkey. In Thessaloniki, within these arcades, merchants sold their goods, often serving as guild meeting places where many professionals selling similar products gathered. For this reason, many of these arcades, even today, are known for specific types of sales, such as textiles, buttons, and other items available at wholesale through the Makridi Arcade, you’ll be greeted by a wide variety of shops and boutiques. From clothing and accessories to artisanal crafts and souvenirs, there’s something for everyone. The arcade is a treasure trove of hidden gems, where you can find one-of-a-kind items that you won’t find anywhere else.