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francescool

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Visiting monasteries is one of the best way to connect with the faith! Here are some of the best monasteries in Thessaloniki:

Saint Theodora
Vlatadon
Saint Anastasia Farmakolytria
Philotheo
 
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tomipark

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Visiting monasteries is one of the best way to connect with the faith! Here are some of the best monasteries in Thessaloniki:

Saint Theodora
Vlatadon
Saint Anastasia Farmakolytria
Philotheo
How long should I expect to spend at a monastery?
 

k_tsoukalas

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I will have to keep these places in mind next time I am in Greece! I've been to some monasteries, but not these.
 

Try bougatsa, Thessalonikis best breakfast food

Thessaloniki has one of the most popular breakfast foods in Greece! Bougatsa is a custard filled phyllo pastry with cinnamon and powdered sugar on top. The pastry is from Thessaloniki but is eaten in most regions in Northern Greece and you can find it in other areas of Greece as well.
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Have you heard about the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki?

This museum is lesser known but I've heard amazing things from friends who have visited! There is a very interesting exhibit that is currently being put on titled "Visualizing humanity." It is the first project by the Network of Contemporary Culture Museums of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports. I really would love to visit this exhibit since it showcases the phases of life and culture, mainly inspired by important moments in Greek history. There are four "chapters" in the exhibition, my favorite concept (whiteout seeing it of course) is Feels Like Home. :)

Katerini is a great tourist town outside of Thessaloniki

Katerini is a lesser known beach and tourist town near Thessaloniki. There are some great restaurants right by the water that are very authentic and offer many different options like meze as well as home style Greek food. I’ve only visited once but I plan on going again when I visit Thessaloniki. Have any of you visited.

What makes food and drink so special in Thessaloniki restaurants ?

What neighborhoods do you recommend that I visit in Thessaloniki?

I’m only planning on going to Thessaloniki for a couple of days so I’m wondering what would be the best neighborhoods to visit. Personally, I’m not looking for anything super touristy. I like to go out to eat and shop around, and usually go back to my hotel around 10pm, so not much nightlife for me. Let me know what you all think!!
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