Thessaloniki - 8 days (Greece)

Thessaloniki - 8 days (Greece)

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02/04/2019ECONOMY

Eindhoven

Thessaloniki

The Netherlands
Eindhoven / 18:55
Ryanair FR 1819 Ryanair
2h 50m Nonstop
Greece
22:45 Makedonia
02/04/2019 09/04/2019

Thessaloniki

About the city

Thessaloniki, one of the oldest big cities in Europe and the second largest city in Greece. It stretches over twelve kilometres in a bowl formed by low hills facing a bay that opens into Thermaikos Gulf. It is a thriving city and one of the most important trade and communications centres in the Mediterranean. The great fire of 1917 destroyed a large part of the city's historic centre, and further damaged was caused by a large earthquake in 1968. Nevertheless, there are countless examples of the city's rich history and many cultures, albeit hidden among the post-1917 development. This patchwork of building has produced an incredible blend of styles that are very unique to Thessaloniki. Roman monuments abut modern university campuses, modernist buildings face mediaeval churches and Ottoman structures will soon cap the tunnels of Thessaloniki's newest addition, the subway. The city authorities have done much to preserve the condition of the cultural heritage and one can only imagine that more will be done to ensure that it is not only a permanent part of the city's landscape but also that it is well explained and accessible to locals and visitors alike. Thessaloniki's greatness, however, is not just in its standing structure. This city is truly alive and not just in the sense of massive traffic or lots of construction. The people here like to express themselves out in the open and it is hard to spend time here without seeing some of the authentic and indigenous culture of the city. Plateia Aristotelou has some open air concerts during the summer, but there are also spontaneous gatherings that give visitors insight into the lives of ordinary Salonicans. Students spend time in front of the Rotunda strumming their guitars at night and the Roman Agora is sometimes the site of plays or shows organized by various groups in the city. Every two years this cultural flourishing takes the form of the biennale of contemporary art, the highlight of the city's artistic community's calendar. Byzantine churches, Roman constructions, Muslim buildings, modern architecture, intensive nightlife and stunning beaches are the essence of Thessaloniki. Being the second largest city in Greece, Thessaloniki combines more than 2,300 years of history with every facility and excitement that a modern European city can offer a visitor.

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Aegeon

70%
  • At 3.4 km from the center
  • Egnatia street, 19, Thessaloniki 54630
  • TWEEPERSOONSKAMER STANDAARD (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 7 Accommodation nights

09/04/2019ECONOMY

Thessaloniki

Eindhoven

Greece
Makedonia / 16:25
Ryanair FR 1818 Ryanair
3h 05m Nonstop
The Netherlands
18:30 Eindhoven

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Thessaloniki - 8 days (Greece)
Thessaloniki - 8 days (Greece)