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kosta_karapinotis

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I saw another user posting that people shouldn't visit Athens during August because all of the locals are away on vacation and a lot of the businesses are closed. Does this apply for Thessaloniki as well?
 
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ladytina

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Most of Greece is pretty quiet in August, but it is the most noticeable in in Athens. Thessaloniki definitely slows down, though.
 
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k_tsoukalas

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I saw another user posting that people shouldn't visit Athens during August because all of the locals are away on vacation and a lot of the businesses are closed. Does this apply for Thessaloniki as well?

Yes, but to a lesser extent. Greece quiets down in August because Greeks take their vacations. Many, however, take that opportunity to visit their relatives in other parts of Greece. I found that the islands were still busy.
 

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