Thessaloniki: Summer stories of a city that never sleeps

Thessaloniki: Summer stories of a city that never sleeps

What does the word “getaway” mean to you?

A calm afternoon in a picturesque harbor, enjoying the sea breeze?

Endless hours on a golden beach with emerald crystal-clear waters?

A refined cocktail in an inviting and exciting atmosphere with friends?

A city with a cosmopolitan character that will fill you with knowledge and images of its heavy cultural heritage?

Countless local delicacies filled with colors and flavors?

Walks to enchanting destinations such as mountains, lakes, waterfalls and forests?

The city of Thessaloniki checks all these boxes and much more! Full of delicious food, amazing history, and breathtaking coastlines, the northern port city of Greece is the ideal city-break destination for tourists of all tastes!

Even if you have visited it in the past, its promenade is a pole of attraction and experiences. Even the Thessalonians themselves admit it. "No sunrise, no sunset is the same in Thermaikos Gulf".

Ascending towards Ano Poli, a different aspect of Thessaloniki is being revealed in front of you. The fortifications for the city’s defense that dominate the scenery, will take your breath away. Colored houses and stone alleys compose a backdrop that will make you feel like you’ve traveled back to another era.

And then it’s the Old Ladadika. This is where the cobbled streets teem with lively tavernas, colorful buildings, cafes, bars and restaurants. From the simplest tavern, to the most luxurious restaurant, food is made with heart to give joy and pleasure. Natural ingredients, delicious dishes, recipes and little secrets of taste bring people together around the big table of friends.

Not to mention Thessaloniki’s creme de la creme: Short-distance getaways that change the scenery.

Choose among the “Potamos”, the “Fanari “, the “Agelaradiko “, the “Aggelochori “, the “Aghia Triada”, the “Baxe” or the “beach of Perea“.  In the dozens of taverns, literally on the sea, you can enjoy fresh seafood and traditional dishes accompanied by excellent local wine and raki made by local producers in the traditional way, born and transferred from generation to generation.

In the southeast of Thessaloniki, Halkidiki, with the characteristic shape of the three peninsulas, the golden beaches, the hidden secluded coves and the exotic bays, the reviving Mediterranean light and the pristine nature invites you to truly discover a place of dreams.

The Koroneia and Volvi National Park together with the Axios Delta National Park, offers excellent opportunities for walking, observation, bird watching, photography or just an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city that can be can combined with religious tourism and historical search of the course of Macedonia in time.

In the lagoon of Kalochori, the spectacle of pink flamingos surprises while in the Delta of the Gallikos river the refuge of the imposing water buffalo impresses every visitor.

Thessaloniki is a city that has many stories to tell. Modern and old stories with roots that are lost in the depths of the centuries.

Keep your eyes and ears open to see and hear them all. But mainly keep your soul open to feel the value of the people of the city.

They are the ones who make your experiences unforgettable.

Thessaloniki. Many Stories- One Heart!

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