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paharo45

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I’m finally trying to make it to Greece this year, but my budget is tight, especially because covid hit the restaurant business bad. How can I make my trip to Thessaloniki just as good?
 
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francescool

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Traveling anywhere in Greece on a budget can be a bit difficult, especially since it has become such a popular tourist destination for people from all over the world. My first tip is to travel during the off season and to avoid months like June, July, and August. May and September are still pretty warm and feel like you’re in the middle of summer.
 
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kosta_karapinotis

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Airbnb is also a great option. Many of the hotels in Greece are small and run down anyways, and aren’t worth the money like in other countries. Many of them don’t even have continental breakfast!! Your best bet is to get an airbnb, get groceries to cook your own meals, and eat out when you want/can afford.
 

What are the best day trips from Thessaloniki?

I’ve been wanting to visit Thessaloniki for a while now, but of course I can’t visit a city without hitting the beach right after! Are there any good day trips from the island that people recommend?

You can learn to play the The Lyre of Apollo at the Seikilo Museum in Thessaloniki

This museum is probably one of the most unique ones that I've seen. It's pretty small, but it's packed with many rich activities and experiences. One of the coolest ones that I would love to try is learning how to play the Lyre from a professional artist. Before you would like to participate, you will need to let the museum know that you will be visiting and that you are interested. No prior music experience is required!

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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!!

What is the best place to get a hotel in Thessaloniki?

I am thinking of visiting Thessaloniki this summer to visit a few friends and learn more about the history of the city...I am wondering where would be the best place to stay? What is the niehgborhood that is most central and next to the most activities? What would you recommend?

The history behind the white tower of Thessaloniki

Did you know that the white tower of Thessaloniki (lefkos pyrgos) was not the original tower that was there in the first place? During the siege of Thessaloniki in 1185, the tower was destroyed and then rebuilt. The new tower (the one that we see today) was constructed by the Ottoman Empire by an architect who constructed a similar tower in Valona, Albania.
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