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cf_fraiser

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This is one of the best markets in the city with many historical roots! You can really find anything here and more and more vendors are coming every year with new foods, fruits, veggies, art and practically anything! I went food shopping there and it was so fun to chat with all of the farmers and hear about where the food was from :)

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greek_ggirl

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This is one of the best markets in the city with many historical roots! You can really find anything here and more and more vendors are coming every year with new foods, fruits, veggies, art and practically anything! I went food shopping there and it was so fun to chat with all of the farmers and hear about where the food was from :)

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I love traditional markets!! I would love to visit one day and check out all of the fresh produce
 

k_tsoukalas

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Thanks for the information! This looks like a great place.
 

amygdalE

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This is one of the best markets in the city with many historical roots! You can really find anything here and more and more vendors are coming every year with new foods, fruits, veggies, art and practically anything! I went food shopping there and it was so fun to chat with all of the farmers and hear about where the food was from :)

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This is one of the best markets in the city with many historical roots! You can really find anything here and more and more vendors are coming every year with new foods, fruits, veggies, art and practically anything! I went food shopping there and it was so fun to chat with all of the farmers and hear about where the food was from :)

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I am too old to travel and to enjoy the benefits pointed out by WG, so I do some navigating on the internet. The word "Modiano" caught my eye since I knew it as the name of an Italian publisher of Tarocchi [tarot playing cards], which I researched some years ago. // I have been attracted to Thessaly [ Thessalia or Pet-thalia] since I read Plato' "Cratylus", in which he searched for the meaning of "ApollOn", the name of the ancient god. In the process, he mentioned that this god is called Haplos in Thessaly. Believe it or not, I was in the process of exploring the source of an Etruscan [Italic] god called Aplu, after whom the Romans named a month, namely April. Aplu had statues and temples north of Rome. My etymology:
aprilis (mons/month) < apr-ilis < apru-ilis, the latter component being a Latin adjective-maker < aplu+ilis. Hence, April [directly from the Old French Aprille] means "Apollo's Month or "the Apollonian Month". I also found the meaning of the god's Ionian name.
 
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greek_ggirl

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I am too old to travel and to enjoy the benefits pointed out by WG, so I do some navigating on the internet. The word "Modiano" caught my eye since I knew it as the name of an Italian publisher of Tarocchi [tarot playing cards], which I researched some years ago. // I have been attracted to Thessaly [ Thessalia or Pet-thalia] since I read Plato' "Cratylus", in which he searched for the meaning of "ApollOn", the name of the ancient god. In the process, he mentioned that this god is called Haplos in Thessaly. Believe it or not, I was in the process of exploring the source of an Etruscan [Italic] god called Aplu, after whom the Romans named a month, namely April. Aplu had statues and temples north of Rome. My etymology:
aprilis (mons/month) < apr-ilis < apru-ilis, the latter component being a Latin adjective-maker < aplu+ilis. Hence, April [directly from the Old French Aprille] means "Apollo's Month or "the Apollonian Month". I also found the meaning of the god's Ionian name.
Good point, I didn't realize that Modian isn't a traditionally "Greek" name until you pointed it out
 

ladytina

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I am too old to travel and to enjoy the benefits pointed out by WG, so I do some navigating on the internet. The word "Modiano" caught my eye since I knew it as the name of an Italian publisher of Tarocchi [tarot playing cards], which I researched some years ago. // I have been attracted to Thessaly [ Thessalia or Pet-thalia] since I read Plato' "Cratylus", in which he searched for the meaning of "ApollOn", the name of the ancient god. In the process, he mentioned that this god is called Haplos in Thessaly. Believe it or not, I was in the process of exploring the source of an Etruscan [Italic] god called Aplu, after whom the Romans named a month, namely April. Aplu had statues and temples north of Rome. My etymology:
aprilis (mons/month) < apr-ilis < apru-ilis, the latter component being a Latin adjective-maker < aplu+ilis. Hence, April [directly from the Old French Aprille] means "Apollo's Month or "the Apollonian Month". I also found the meaning of the god's Ionian name.
Not just tarot, but playing cards. Company even has a wikipedia page:


I wonder how the market came to be named Modiano!? Anyone know?
 

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?

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!!

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.

Allatini Villa is a baroque piece of Greek history in Thessaloniki

Allatini Villa definitely sticks out when you look at the rest of the buildings in Thessaloniki. This building is in the baroque architecture style and was built by an Italian architect names Vitaliano Poselli for a wealthy family who wanted a vacation home. Throughout the years, the building has been transformed for many different purposes. This video does a quick overview, and shows you the building from the outside but does not provide much detail. If anyone has more info, I would love to know.

These are the top three beaches in Thessaloniki

If you ask me, I personally don't love going to the beach near the city. I find that the beaches aren't the best, but if you're touring the city and interested in going for a quick swim, these are your best options. The video does a great job of showing exactly what the beaches are like! Websites will show you photoshopped pictures that are edited to show the clearest waters and cleanest beaches. That's why I like to go to YouTube to see the reality of what I'm signing up for.

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