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Thessaloniki Ferry Port

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  • Day598

    Day 599: Thessaloniki

    October 6 in Greece

    Left early this morning and headed north-west towards Thessaloniki, Greece's second-largest city. Navigated through the maze of streets downtown and managed to find a parking station, though it was a Greek style parking-station where an attended parked the car for you, door-to-door and nose-to-nose. Grabbed a quick lunch and headed off to check out the city's world heritage site.

    This one is a multi-location affair, with a bunch of mostly Byzantine-era churches sprinkled around the city in various locations, about 15 in all. The oldest was one that actually went back to the Roman era, so that was quite cool to see. A domed construction, similar to the Pantheon in Rome.

    We also looked at the largest church, from around the 10th century, and a couple of other significant ones. All covered in frescoes and mosaics and with interesting details as well.

    Thessaloniki feels quite different to Athens - much younger (people-wise, I think it's quite a student town) and not as grimy either. Definitely not many western tourists here!

    Our last stop was a monastery church up a hill just outside the downtown area, which we huffed and puffed up to, sweating all the while in the heat. Got there to find out it had closed at 4pm! Rather a surprise given that it was 3:45pm, but the man was quite gruff and unfriendly, so we departed slightly dejected!

    Quite unusual as well, since we've generally found Greeks to be quite friendly and welcoming, particularly if you mention you're from Australia. Almost everyone has family in Australia, or at least friends who have family in Australia, so they tend to know a bit about it and have sometimes visited themselves.

    Headed up right to the northern outskirts where our apartment was located. We were staying in the spare room of a friendly young guy, but he was heading off for the weekend so we had a quick chat with him before he departed.

    Didn't sleep that well as the school across the road had some sort of cultural performance happening. People dressed up in traditional costumes, traditional music and so on, but the volume was very loud, and didn't stop until around midnight. Was hoping to see some epic plate-smashing, but alas they didn't do that.
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  • Day3

    Thessaloniki

    May 24 in Greece

    Am 2. Tag habe ich entschieden mir spontan ein Auto zu mieten und die Gegend zu erkunden.
    Mein 1. Trip mit dem Auto führtw mich nach Thessaloniki, die zweitgrößte Hauptstadt Griechenlands.
    Thessaloniki ist eine sehr lebendige Stadt und eine Reise wert. Sie bietet sehr viele historische Sehenswürdigkeiten wie den weißen Turm, die Statuten von Alexander dem Großen und Aristoteles, die Rotonda, der Alexanderplatz und auf gar keinwm Fall zu vergessen: die 5 km lange Promenade entlang des Meeres und am Hafen vorbei.
    Die berühmte Konditorei Tekleris sollte besucht werden, diese ist bekannt für ihren unfassbar leckeren Hefezopf/Brioche.
    Ein absolutes Muss ist ein Frappe 2 go und ein Schlenderspaziergang durch die Straßen von Thessaloniki und an der Promenade entlang, die vieöe Plätze bietet um ein Päuschen einzulegen.
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  • Day12

    Thessaloniki

    April 15, 2017 in Greece

    We had a mini sleep in today. Our bed was awful. It's a $3 sponge mattress. We headed to Aristotelous Square. I like Thessaloniki more than Athens already. It has grass. The square was great, so spacious! People were doing yoga and playing with their dogs. It was a combo of park and walkways, It had a statue of Aristotle too.
    No one has their dog on a lead but we saw our first couple of stray dogs without collars. They are so clever, they lined up with everyone to cross the road and waited until the green man hahah. They seem so well fed. Everyone treats them with well and no one yells at them. They are just a part of society lol.
    We walked down to the water, we found a TGI Friday's so we had some brunch. I LOVE BUFFALO WINGS. There was a cat in the resturant and a man got out some ham from his bag and fed it <3 <3
    Not sure if it's there policy to refill drinks or they just gave us a free round but we got soft drink for free :)
    We went for a walk down the port. Lots of people trying to sell crap. More Africans saying they were having another concert tonight..
    We visited the White Tower. 4€ entry with a free audio guide. It basically showed the journey of Thessaloniki and how it came to be how it is today. At one point it was used as a jail and place people were executed but they didn't have any info on that. More info of the city itself.
    The view from the top was lovely. The water was a nice change from Athens. The water did have brown lines in it. Will is convinced its human poo. I'm undecided however it sure did look like it -.-
    We had drinks at the cafe next door. We walked by a tour bus company which we are thinking of doing tomorrow.
    It took us 10 minutes to open the front door. It's going in my review. Shocking.
    I had a nap when we got home and Will went to the gym, or at least that was his plan - he returned soon after very disappointed because it was closed for Easter holidays.
    I had to open the door for him... GAH!
    I had an hour snooze, needed it!
    We went looking for dinner but EVERYWHERE was closed, or only sold drinks. Lots of dogs in the park - there were groups of the that made me happy cause they had a friend but a few random individuals that I wanted to hug.
    We walked a few km a found a lovely resturant.
    Greek food.
    We had an awkward moment when paying where they misheard Will so they brought the wrong change back so we had to ask for money.
    The walk back was quick and now we are home and probably going to watch a movie.
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  • Day143

    Greece, Thessaloniki

    August 10, 2014 in Greece

    Eleni Theodosiou
    "I hope that, someday, people will free themselves from the anxiety and pettiness of an inauthentic existence and feel ready to become themselves. The blue of the painting signifies exactly this hope."

    Eleni:
    "Dear Heidi
    I would like to inform you that I just received the painting and it looks amazing. Greece is in desperate need of such innovative and positive ideas. I will do my best to publicize your great project as it definitely merits great coverage.
    Thank you so much. Kind Regards, Eleni Theodosiou"
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