Prefecture of Thessaloniki Favorites

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Prefecture of Thessaloniki Favorites

  • City overview

    Thessaloniki Favorites

    this tip is not about a "favourite thing" nor a "fondest memory". it is only here to give you a link to this website http://www.thessaloniki360.com an excellent work that gives 360 degree images of the city, overlaid on a map. i think it's both helpful for travellers and a good way to see images of the city even if you do not plan to travel...

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  • Seaside (Paralia)

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    To most Northern Europeans, the Thessaloniki climate will appear very generally pleasant and sunny, especially if they visit in the (hot) summer. But to a southern Greek like myself, Thessaloniki represents the North, its winters colder and foggier than those of Athens or the Peloponnese. However, I don't count this among the city's...

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  • Summer Resorts nearby

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    Visit Perea Perea is at the eastern end of Thessaloniki. You can reach it by bus or car. During the night it has probably the best view at Thessaloniki (sorry I don't have any photo to show you). There are a lot of bars and tavernas where you can sit down and enjoy the view.

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  • Food and Drink

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    Eat a pie that is well known in Thessaloniki and it´s called 'bougatsa' and it is with cheese or with cream. Eat greek kebab to one of the millions fast-food places and taste the crepes in Navarinou square. Walk by the sea and enjoy your coffee to one of the numerous cafe by the sea, or you can enjoy in the old town from where you can have a...

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  • Upper (old) city (Ano Poli)

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    Take a long walk at the Old Town It's one the pretiest areas of Thessaloniki. With old houses, small alleys and a beautiful view its worth it. Especially when you realise that you are totally lost but you still keep going. A map would be helpful at the point that you decide you would rather head back. There are a lot of small squares where...

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  • Airport area

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    There is no Olympic Airways shuttle service to main city which is 16 Kms, but Bus # 78 can help u in this regard.It leaves from the front of the train station and stops in front of the ferry terminal costing 0.50 Euros (Approx.). A one way taxi costs 7.50 Euros.

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  • Aristotelous square

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    Aristotelous square is just beautiful. It's full of cafes and shops and the best place to meet friends..it's a large square that connects the bigest street in Thessaloniki, 'Egnatia Odo' with the sea 'paralia', so you can view the city unfolding from the upper part of the square and the beautiful sea, sparkling from the reflection of the sun on the...

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  • Museums & Galleries

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    The first thing you should visit is the Byzantine Culture Museum. It received an award for being one of the best museums in Europe. I wish I had gone there soon after arriving instead of 4.5 months later... It gives a good idea of the city's history and the area's development and place in history. Directly behind the museum is the free municipal...

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  • White Tower (Lefkos Pyrgos)

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    There are three floors inside the White Tower, their shape is circular. You can see in a few minutes some such byzantine icons. Thessaloniki is the richest city of Greece in byzantine temples, Agios Dimitrios is the most famous one. It is the place where this patron saint of the city -a 20 years old officer of the roman army- lived, martyred and...

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  • Excursions

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    Although Vergina is not in or near Thessaloniki, you must not miss it if you have time to spare. Vergina is the site of excavated palace remains and tumulus tombs of the Macedonian kings and dignitaries. In fact, one of the tomb is believed to be that of Philip II, father of Alexander the great. First, while still in Thessaloniki, you can start...

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  • Fairs & Festivals

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    INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION-THE FILMS: 1. BOATS OUT OF WATERMELON RINDS, Ahmet Uluçay (2004) 2. DAYS AND HOURS, Pjer Zalica (2004) 3. GREEN HAT, Liu Fendou (2004) 4. HARVEST TIME, Marina Razbezhkina (2004) 5. THEY CAME BACK, Robin Campillo (2004) 6. DUCK SEASON, Fernando Eimbcke (2004) 7. TO TAKE A WIFE, Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz (2004) 8. ONE...

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  • Byzantine Churches

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    Church of Panaghia Chalkeon A cross-in-square church, built in 1028, with wall paintings dated to the 11th and 14th century A.D. There is also beautiful ceramic ornamentation. Located at Egnatia street.

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  • Compliments

    Thessaloniki Favorites

    There are two kinds of people - Greeks, and everyone else who desire they were Greek! The Greek people are famous for their hospitality to foreigners. Greece is one of the few places where you may be invited for a meal but most Greeks would think it a big discourtesy, if you, as guest want to pay for the meal. The Greek people use different...

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  • Aghia Sofia church

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    See AGHIA SOPHIA built in the 8th century, is a Christian church.You will admire its mosaics and wall paintings. Pavlou Mela Str, Agia Sofia Square.

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  • Suburbs

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    Kalamaria is a charming suburb by the sea, to the east of the city centre, on the way to the airport. Kalamaria is now a rapidly expanding suburb, mainly inhabited ny Greek refugees from Asia Minor (since the early 1920's). Before that, this is how G.K. Moraitopoulos saw Kalamaria in 1880: "When we come out through the Gate of Kalamaria, to the...

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  • Statues

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    His sister gave her name to the city, his statue reminds the glorious history of Macedonia. Alexander (356-323 BC) was just 20 years old when his father, Philip, died (in 336 BC, in Aiges-Vergina). Then, his son became the king of Macedonia. In 334 BC, he managed to win Persae in 3 different fights and so Alexander succeeded to arrive even in...

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  • Soaking up the bad weather

    To most Northern Europeans, the Thessaloniki climate will appear generally pleasant and sunny, especially if they visit in the (hot) summer. But to a southern Greek like myself, Thessaloniki represents the North, its winters colder and foggier than those of Athens or the Peloponnese. However, I don't count this among the city's disadvantages. In...

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