Take a stroll in peace , this is Thessaloniki.
Don't rush.Walk.Thessaloniki's chilled-out attitude is your passport to
the true relaxation: admire the magnificence of the sea while drinking a
coffee at one of the local cafes; catch impro jazz sounds or
alternative beats at the hip downtown bars ; sample delicious
Mediterranean dishes at one of the many picturesque tavernas... Just
take your time and enjoy !
City-break lovers will be amazed by the
great choice of nightlife on offer , mixing traditions , cultures , the
past and the present. Traditional Greek music halls,live music bars,
buzzing new venues showcasing the best live acts every night of the
week, whatever you're after, you are sure to find it here. Have a
late-night seafood feast at Perea and Aretsou by the seaside , indulge
in an oriental sweet at Ano Poli (old citadel) or wander down to
Valaoritou street-the city's latest hotspot-where you can hang out with
people from all walks of life till the small hours.
sounds nice !
Thessaloniki shimmers with its own brand
of easy-living spirit-all you need to do is let yourself go and have fun
. An impressive mix of gastronomic cultures, a rich and varied
nightlife, a great history to explore on every step of the way. Do not
forget to try the wines !
All kinds of tunes
Cozy little coffee shops and bars in the
city centre and the Ladadika port district welcome their guests with
all kinds of tunes -from jazz to house , to pop and balkan ethnic- the
beats just keep on coming.
Breath. This is the
place up north for you to unwind. People's kindness-their eagerness to
help you whenever you need it - will embrace you , making you feel at
home , as though among loved ones.
The city itself puts you at ease , connecting
you to all the places you want to explore via a modern airport , a
central railway station , buses and taxis , taking you - within minutes -
to the location of your choice : to the city centre for some shopping
therapy or to one of the local malls offering a wealth of entertainment
Shop until you drop !.
Thessaloniki is a paradise on earth for external
style lovers ! The city centre shops in Tsimiski street , Proxenou
Koromila street , Mitropoleos street , Egnatia street as well as the two
City Centre Shopping Malls, offer a great variety of clothing , shoes
and accessories , the creations of international and local brands.
A favourite destination among locals is also the
Mediterranean Cosmos mall, in Pilea , which combines shopping with
recreation in its restaurants , coffee-shops , cinema and bowling
alleys. Do not forget to cross the street and explore the Magic Park
theme park which boasts roller coasters , rides , a flight simulator , a
bungee trampoline , a carousel and much , much more !
Everything is on your doorstep. You can explore
the city from east to west in about 30 minutes. Thessaloniki has a
convenient bus system , connecting all areas to the city centre , while
plenty of taxis are available for those needing to get somewhere faster.
The " Macedonia " airport is located on the east side of Thessaloniki ,
the railway station is close to the city centre , and the coach station
is located to the west.
CULTURE OF TASTES
The city is a treasure trove filled with an amazing variety of tastes. Enjoy the local delicacies , bougatsa , koulouri and galaktoboureko , to get a delicious insight into the city spirit.
Eastern and western cultures
mix in traditional Greek dishes –for lunch or dinner – ideally enjoyed
at a local tavern , while gourmet cuisine is also on offer in sumptuous
city centre restaurants. No matter where you are in Thessaloniki and
what time of the day it is , the choices are there for you to explore !
Taste the delicious bougatsa
is a traditional pastry consisting of semolina custard , cheese , or
minced meat filling between layers of filo pastry. Enjoy it for
breakfast or as a snack at any time of day.
Experience the sweet Galaktoboureko
is a traditional Greek dessert of semolina-based custard in filo
pastry. It is served coated with syrup. Find it in all the major
patisseries of Thessaloniki.
Start your day with a
koulouru.Koulouri –Thessaloniki’s famous bread ring- is a popular treat,
made with sesame , mostly enjoyed for breakfast. Find it in all the
local bakeries in the city centre.