Prefecture of Thessaloniki Local Customs

  • Local Customs
    by Robin020
  • Local Customs
    by Robin020
  • Local Customs
    by Robin020

Prefecture of Thessaloniki Local Customs

  • Byzantine Churches

    Thessaloniki Local Customs

    As Thessaloniki and nothern Greece in general became part of the modern Greek state just 92 years ago, its people have special ties to the Greek institutions that have been alive for over 1000 years - such as the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Costantinople (in Istanbul, Turkey). The Orthodox church of nothern Greece also has a loose connection to...

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  • Strikes

    Thessaloniki Local Customs

    Strikes are popular in all of the greece, strikes of bus drivers (good for you if you are a student there, the schools are closed), of rug-collectors and of unic=versity secretaries, of post offices, of firemen and who else knows what other types of strikes. It is better to know before whatr strikes are going to be held there just to avoid some...

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  • Statues

    Thessaloniki Local Customs

    it's a miracle and a well kept secret among tourists, i.e. all tourists know about it, but the locals do not:) So, if you have a little wish... or a big one, you should touch the toe of Aristotelis thinking of it. And everything will come true!!! Personally I don't remember my wishes, but I remember I had a lot of them... that's why the toe of...

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  • X-MAS in Thessaloniki

    Thessaloniki Local Customs

    Christmas is a great time to visit Thessaloniki. Although there aren't so magical as in Germany or Austria, you will often see the town full of snow. The town is very beautifully decorated. There is of course a large Christmas Tree, but also a very beautiful ship [Christmas Trees are supposed to be a foreign tradition that came from the West, the...

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  • Fairs & Festivals

    Thessaloniki Local Customs

    Interational Film Festival of Thessaloniki. It's a must everyday, for as many films as you can handle each day and lasts for one week. Everybody you met the previous day will be there. Meaning every student and tourist there are. A lot of artists and actors are present also (well not the really famous ones; its Thessaloniki, not Holywood)

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  • You drink it with what?

    Any of you lucky enough to have visited Greece will possibly have enjoyed a glass of retsina at some time or another. It is basically a white wine that is fortified with the resin of pine trees, and very nice it is too.On my recent trip to Northeastern Greece, I did come across a very strange custom, well, strange to me anyway. A lot of the people...

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  • What's in a name?

    In this part of the world (and moreso in the neighbouring Prefecture of Kilkis) quite a lot. If you fly into the airport in Thessaloniki, the flight attendants will welcome you to "Thessaloniki Macedonia airport." This is quite confusing if you are planning to visit the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, which lies to the North across an...

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  • A horn of plenty on every street corner

    Periptera are hardly specific to Thessaloniki, as travellers to other parts of Greece will testify. They are roadside kiosks selling everything you might need on the road - newspapers, cigarettes (their greatest source of income, probably, in this smokers' paradise), chocolates, water, fruit juice, beer, condoms, aspirin, mobile-phone cards, and a...

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