The Roman Market of Thessaloniki is located in the centre of the city, between Philippou and Olympou St. This was the centre of activities of Thessaloniki for about 800 years, almost from the foundation of the town (3rd century BC) till the early Byzantine period (5th century AD).
During the Roman period, this marketplace represented the social and religious centre of the town and had the most imposing buildings. During the Byzantine Period the buildings were deserted and destroyed by earthquakes or enemy invasions. Recent excavations have revealed the mint, the conservatory, public buildings, a whorehouse and a stoa.