The square dates back to the Roman period of the city, with the ruins of the palace of Galerius located within it. The square is beside the "Hippodromus Square", the ancient site of Hippodrome where the Massacre of Thessalonica took place during the reign of Theodosius I.
Today Navarinou is a popular meeting place, mainly amongst the student population of the city.
The square with the remains of the palace of Galerius
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