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A few (even Thessalonians...) are familiar with one of the most historic parishes of the city, the church of St Athanasius the Great (87 Egnatias str.). Guided tours are offered every Wednesday at 10:30 and 11:00 am (FOR FREE)! You can see details in the announcements hung outside the church. It's a unique opportunity to learn about Orthodox art and spirituality, as well as the history of the city, while listening to heavenly Byzantine music recordings. Although the facade may not look so attractive, the interior is stunning! You visit not only the nave, but also the north chapel, as well as the gallery. Looking for a different experience in an historic and not over-crowded landmark? That's your place!
 

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This is lovely! Hopefully plenty of people will see this so they can do the tour when in the city.
 
A few (even Thessalonians...) are familiar with one of the most historic parishes of the city, the church of St Athanasius the Great (87 Egnatias str.). Guided tours are offered every Wednesday at 10:30 and 11:00 am (FOR FREE)! You can see details in the announcements hung outside the church. It's a unique opportunity to learn about Orthodox art and spirituality, as well as the history of the city, while listening to heavenly Byzantine music recordings. Although the facade may not look so attractive, the interior is stunning! You visit not only the nave, but also the north chapel, as well as the gallery. Looking for a different experience in an historic and not over-crowded landmark? That's your place!
Do you know if they do this all year long? This is a great tip!
 

Thessaloniki Coffee Culture Question

I have heard that there is a unique coffee culture in Thessaloniki. Is this true?

As a coffee enthusiast, I'm really excited to explore this aspect of the city. Could anyone share recommendations for must-visit cafes in Thessaloniki? I'm interested in places that offer a unique ambiance, excellent coffee, and perhaps some local pastries or snacks.

Additionally, I'd love to learn more about traditional Greek coffee and how it's different from what I'm used to. Are there any specific local coffee specialties I should try?

Also, any tips on the best times to visit these cafes or specific neighborhoods known for their coffee spots would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

Food Specialties of Thessaloniki?

I am looking into regional cuisines in Greece and I am actually going to Thessaloniki at some point this year to visit some people. What are some unique dishes, and maybe concepts, that may the culinary food scene here unique?

From my initial research, I understand that Thessaloniki is known for its vibrant markets, exceptional seafood, and sweet treats. However, I'm eager to dig deeper and explore the authentic local specialties that this city has to offer. I believe that the best way to experience a new culture is.

What are some dishes I should look out for? Or maybe some ingredients, too?

Summer Festivals in Thessaloniki?

I'm planning a trip to Thessaloniki this summer and I'm curious if there are any major festivals? I was wondering if anyone could share information about any festivals or events happening in Thessaloniki during the summer months.

I'm particularly interested in music, food, and cultural festivals, but I'd love to hear about any event that would help me get a taste of the local atmosphere.

Summer Festivals in Thessaloniki

I'm planning a trip to Thessaloniki this summer and am really excited to experience the local culture. I've heard there are some fantastic cultural festivals in the area, but I haven't been able to find much information online.

Does anyone know of any upcoming summer cultural festivals in Thessaloniki? I'd love to hear about any events that celebrate music, dance, art, or even local traditions. Any recommendations or personal experiences would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

Seeking the Best Mezze Spots in Thessaloniki

I am looking for recommendations. I am going to Thessaloniki in the spring and I want to visit a taverna or restaurant that has great Mezze!

If you've had an unforgettable meze experience in Thessaloniki, please share! I'm looking for recommendations on:
  • Your favorite spots for meze in the city
  • Must-try dishes
  • Any tips for a truly authentic meze dining experience
I appreciate any guidance you can provide to help me (and fellow food lovers) compile a list of must-visit meze destinations in Thessaloniki.
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