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Nov 13, 2014 - Greece November 2014 - part 6

Our flight landed just on dusk into Thessaloniki, up in the North of Greece in the region of Macedonia. Thessaloniki starts the road tour part of our holiday and with the many kilometres in the coming days, we went with the comfort style of a station wagon – a Volvo no less. The girl at the airport rentals desk mentioned a few times that it was a BIG car... I was almost concerned the last time she mentioned it but after the first minute or two of familiarisation we were out on the dark roads in the rain on our way to the city and our hotel....

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Dec 17, 2012 - Asprovalta

We said our goodbye’s and left Kastraki just after 10am. All morning we drove through fog around Larisa and north following the coastline; so much for sightseeing! We decided to press on to Thessaloniki, by which time it was a nice sunny day. We took the ring road around this big city and carried on. The drive today was over 300km and we paid six tolls totalling €27.50. In Asprovalta we found the campground where we intended to stay is closed, so we back-tracked about 3km to another campground which is also closed, but has a large...

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Oct 11, 2012 - Thelassonika - Grécia

Estamos quase a acabar o nosso pequeno-almoço no hotel de Bitola, quando surpresa das surpresas, ou talvez não, aparece o Paule, o motorista de taxi. Como se o tivessemos chamado, apareceu e volta a insistir nos seus serviços para nos levar à Grecia. Não estamos com muita vontade de aceitar, mas depois começamos a pensar na tarefa ardua de caminhar com as mochilas até ao centro e negociar com os outros motoristas e então acabamos por aceitar mas pedimos-lhe que conduza com mais cuidado. Atravessamos uma bela paisagem, com a cadeia de...

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May 18, 2011 - Thessaloniki, Greece

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 Thessaloniki, Greece We are so glad that we stayed in Thessaloniki two nights. We cached around the city all day and really saw the diversity of the busy inner city and the beauty and slower pace of the suburbs. There were lots of fun shops in the city and the sea was so blue and turquoise that it was unbelievably beautiful. We started caching along the coast line right in the city. A tower called the White Tower was our first stop. Finding a parking place was important as we had read that another traveler posted...

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May 17, 2011 - Sofia, Bulgaria to Thessolaniki, Greece

Tuesday, May 17,2011 Sofia, Bulgaria to Thessolaniki, Greece The sun is shining already today and we just had a wonderful breakfast buffet. The guys got the car out of the basement garage and we will be packing up and heading out soon We are having a warm, sunny morning caching in Sofia. So far, no caches but there is a lot of traffic and city driving. We’ve been to the Chamber, which is now closed and empty, and then to a college where we had no luck finding a cache either. So, we are navigating to another possible. Finally found our...

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Jan 24, 2011 - Thessaloniki - Jan 22-24

January 22, 2011 We had a really early start this morning but at least this time we went for the taxi option rather than the long walk to the train station! We’d had a good 3 days with Dave and Sabine and it was a shame to be leaving so soon. We were worried about getting over the Greek border with Elizabeth’s visa having expired so our “Plan B” was to return to Skopje but both Dave and I commented that we hoped we didn’t see each other quite that soon! At the train station we were offered a taxi to Greece for a mere €100! We passed and...

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Jun 22, 2010 - Thessaloniki

Greece's second largest city is a small version of it's largest - Athens. Now we'd love to write glowing things about Thessaloniki, but it's not a glowing kind of place. We did manage to find some delectable Greek food and find a place to watch the USA-Algeria and England-Slovenia match's simultaneously. To our surprise, all the Greek's at the cafe, which weren't that many, were for the US as well. Now the Greek's weren't as happy as us when they departed as Greece had lost the night before, but there were a lot of smiles and handshakes...

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Apr 14, 2010 - Good bye Thessaloniki

We headed to the White Tower with the hope we wouldn't get wet on the way. It rained most of the night and was very gray and cold as we headed out. The White Tower was once a prison and has recently become an extension of the Byzantine Museum we saw on Monday. We were given English audio guides as the entire museum is only in Greek. Each of the 5 floors contains pictures and videos from different periods of Thessaloniki's history. This city, as well as most of the country, has certainly been through a lot of violent periods. It seems today...

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Apr 12, 2010 - Byzantine Museum

We headed out this morning with raincoats in tow as the sky looked very gray. Fortunately we planned to go to the Byzantine Museum so rain won't make a difference. It took us awhile to find the museum but thanks to some very nice people we finally made it. The museum is a very contemporary building housing ancient jewelry, coins, pottery, icons, tombs, clerical garments, parts of a town, sewing supplies, cooking utensils and Bibles. It is quite an impressive display. How these items have survived all these years is beyond our imagination....

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Apr 11, 2010 - Galerius' Palace, Rotunda, Galerius Arch

We had a beautiful day to venture to the east side of our area to view the amazing Rotunda, Galerius's Arch and Galerius's Palace. The palace at one time encompassed 3 city blocks, extending from the arch to the sea. It is amazing to see the mosaic work on the floors. Again we are amazed by the fine workmanship with such rough tools. On our way home from the palace we came upon a wonderful outdoor restaurant where we dined on chicken in pomegranate sauce and souvlaki in lemon sauce. We were also served chocolate mousse with black cherries...

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Apr 10, 2010 - Look out Thessaloniki here we come!

Today was "moving day" as we bid farewell to Kavala and made our way to Thessaloniki by bus. Well, actually busses since halfway to our new abode the bus broke down. It was no big deal to us, but there were a couple people who were catching a plane in Thessaloniki, and they were none too happy. It was one of those times when we were glad we didn't have a good grasp of the language! Our new bus arrived in about 1/2 hour, and we were soon reloaded and on our way. Both of us were impressed by the incredible number of sizeable grape orchards...

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May 19, 2009 - Thessaloniki

I arrived late to Thessaloniki on Monday the 18th of May, 2009. When I arrived to the airport of Thessaloniki, I was randomly pulled into a room by an undercover cop for a drug search. I don't consume drugs so it didn't phase me too much but after over 24 hours of flying already I wasn't too happy about it occuring. On the 19th of May, I went walking around the city of Saloniki and I went to 'The White Tower' which was established in the 1500's and has played a major role in the history of Thessaloniki, which is the capital of Macedonia. So...

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