The baths are rather hard to access, but you can visit the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki in order to see the mosaics.

05Roman baths

You are standing at Egnatia Street at Antigonidon street. Here, at the basement of Hotel Mandrino, part of Roman baths is preserved ('valaneio').Term used in antiquity to refer to baths, both private and public. Its walls are preserved to a height of 0.80 m., but the most striking find is the mosaic floor of the room. The mosaic depicts a scene of a four-horse chariot race (quadriga)Quadriga is the chariot with four horses. During chariot races in antiquity, the type of chariot with four horses and a charioteer was the oldest and possibly the most common. and contains an inscription. On the front of the scene, there are three "tables" representing female portraits. The mosaics were detached and transferred to the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki where they are on display. They are dated to the 3rd century A.D. The inscription preserved refers to the Pythian games, games in honor of Apollo, which began taking place in Thessaloniki just before the mid-3rd century AD.

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