Aristotelous square is the biggest square in Thessaloniki and one of the biggest and most impressive in Greece generally. Its present form was designed after the big fire of 1917 by the French architect Hernest Hébrard but its bigger part was constructed during the 1950s.
On Aristotelous square there are some of the most important and beautiful buildings of the city like Olympion, site of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival and its twin building Electra Palace while all 12 buildings surrounding the square are listed.
Some of the city’s best bookshops are located in the square, many radio stations, public services and many modern coffee shops, restaurants and modern pastry shops. All the important events of the city are celebrated in Aristotelous square (Christmas, Tsiknopempti-the Greek Mardi Gras, etc.)