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What is your favorite day trip from Thessaloniki? I’m thinking of getting a time share in Greece to travel every summer, so that my kids and I can have a place to go without worrying about hotels and resorts every year. I love this spot in Thessaloniki, but I want to see what cool places I can go for day trips…any advice?

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What about visiting Meteora, that should be a good day trip? What does everyone else think?

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I agree!! My favorite day trips from Thessaloniki have to be Kavala and Meteora. If you only have one day to spare, I highly recommend Meteora. It’s stunning but a bit tiring. Make sure you go on a cooler day, because walking up the steps to go to the top is exhausting.


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https://www.perek.gr/en/restaurant : There is a restaurant outside of the Thessaloniki that is beautifully authentic and serves Pontic style pita. You can spend a few hours here with or without kids. The restaurant accommodates large tables so if you come here with extended family you will not feel cramped. There is indoor and outdoor dining, as well as beautiful gardens and kids' playground section with sand. The drive out there and the views around the restaurant are breathtaking. KTIMA PEREK : the stone restaurant


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AFYTOS, village in Halkidiki. It's on the first leg facing the second leg. It's about an hour from the city. The village is full of Macedonian style stone houses and stone paved village streets. There are many restaurants that serve beachgoers and souvenir shops so, while the village itself is small, you can easily make this a full day trip. Spend a few hours at the beach then go up to the village to eat and stroll around. Tourists and visitors visit the historic church in the center of the village and a small museum. Be sure to check for hours, because we went hoping to get in, and they were closed. There is a summer arts festival there as well, that brings in crowds, so be sure to check before heading out as it may make parking difficult. We parked on side streets and went during the week, so crowds were very sparse.


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My son and I went to Mount Olympus three summers ago and it was so cool. It’s a great day trip, and you get to be active and learn about ancient Greek culture. My son was pretending he was Zeus the whole time LOL. Although this is more for the outdoorsy types.

You should check out a PAOK soccer game at Toumba Stadium in Thessaloniki

Toumba Stadium is where the PAOK Football Club plays all of its games! Soccer games in Greece are very exciting and full of energy. I would argue that they're probably some of the most passionate soccer fans in the entire world. Of course, if they're playing a rival team I recommend exercising caution. Sometimes the fans can get pretty rowdy and fights can break out. It's definitely a great place to go if you're in the city! :)

I love the White Tower in Thessaloniki...

I love cities that have beautiful landmarks. Thessaloniki wouldn't be the same without the white tower! I thought I'd share a pic of the place. Please share yours if you have them... it's really a great, iconic place with lots of history.


Beware of the roads in Kavala, Greece!

Kavala is a small and beautiful city near Thessaloniki which has some of the windiest and steepest roads. If youre not used to driving in Greece, especially with a manual car I highly recommend that you don't drive yourself. The roads are not for amateurs and it is a much better idea to walk around the city or use taxis. Good luck for anyone visiting! It is one of my favorite cities in the North. Let me know if you would like recommendations! :)

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?

What does everyone like about Thessaloniki?

Thessaloniki is one of the most unique places in Greece! Its way better than Athens in my opinion, it has everything that a big city has to offer but it also has a small town and waterfront vibe. Do you agree with what was said in the video? Or do you have your own perceptions about what is good and bad about the city? Let me know!

Share and discuss your Thessaloniki photos, questions and experiences!

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