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Friday, November 16, 2018

A day in Thessaloniki Greece

With less than 24 hours to spend in Thessaloniki, we had to see as much as we could before we had to head off to Skopje. Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece and is the gateway to Macedonia with connections to Alexander the Great. It is filled with many ancient ruins throughout pockets of the city.

The morning started off with sipping coffee by the pool at the Hyatt Thessaloniki Resort. My review of the resort is Here. After an hour of sunbathing we gathered our belongings and checkout of of our room to head to the downtown area.

First stop was the the White Tower, which is a landmark Ottoman fortress and former prison that was built in the 15th century. Currently is serves as a museum and you can also climb the stairs to the top to get a panoramic city and sea view.

We spent most of out time in the Port area that has many street cafes with great places for a quick bite to eat. The Port area restaurants and cafes are a bit pricer than the rest of the city because of the sea front views. A good place to get both a meal and a view if the Electra Palace Hotel Restaurant on their top floor. Their restaurant has outdoor rooftop seating facing the sea.

Hyatt Thessaloniki Resort 

White Tower

Electra Palace Hotel

Ancient ruins around the city 

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