A long bus ride brought us to Greece and more precisely to Thessaloniki.
This city is one of those places that I often read about in history books at school when studying Ancient Greece. It always gives me a great feeling to finally be able to connect a historically important location to some actual images.
I can’t help but imagine how it could have been back then to live here, obviously failing to do so and falling back into idealized scenes, probably from a movie.
Thessaloniki is not too big but there are quite a few places to visit and things to do.
It was nice to walk around and I especially loved to stroll around the harbor. The atmosphere there was friendly and a lot of people just hung around there with music and dancing.
In the distance, when not too cloudy, it was possible to see the home of the Olympian gods: the Mount Olympus. Sadly, the weather (so.much.rain) and the limited amount of time didn’t allow us to go hike there, perhaps another time.
Next stop: Tirana, Albania.
Hostel, here we come!