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10 places to visit in Greece
Greece

10 places to visit in Greece (2016 in review)

2016 was the first in many years that I didn’t travel abroad. Yet I made up for it, by traveling a lot in Greece both for work and leisure. Most of those trips where well documented on the blog and Instagram and here’s my yearly round-up! I hope that you’ll get inspired and add some of these cities and islands on your travel list for 2017. 1) Chania was the first city I visited in the 2016 spending a weekend there and then revisited in September for a wedding. Related: Exploring Chania, 2 Days in Chania, Kritamon wine bar/restaurant, Chania…

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Afternoon Walk in Thessaloniki

Last week I spent a day in Thessaloniki for work and although I didn’t have time to see much of the city and explore new places (*ahem* food related), I did take a long walk along the seaside promenade that I gushed about on my guide to Thessaloniki. Unlike October when the weather was cold and rainy, the weather was warm and partly sunny which made it ideal for an afternoon/sunset walk. The starting point was City Hotel near Aristotelous square, where my colleagues and I stayed for the night and walked up to Fokas’ garden (which is part of…

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the essential guide to Thessaloniki, Greece
Destinations, Greece

The Essential Guide to Thessaloniki

After sharing with you all the delicious things I ate in Thessaloniki, it’s time for a more comprehensive guide! To recap: Thessaloniki is Greece’s second largest city located in the region of Macedonia in Northern Greece. Unlike Athens, Thessaloniki wasn’t a famous city in ancient times, as the Macedonian Kings had chosen different cities as their base: Aeges, Phillipi, Pydna. The city flourished under Roman rule and even more during the Byzantine era. The Byzantine legacy is prominent all over the city and its monuments constitute part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Things to see and do in Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum The Archaeological Museum houses…

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Foodie Guide to Thessaloniki
Destinations, Greece

Foodie guide to Thessaloniki

Last month, I spent 4 days in Thessaloniki, which is the second largest city in Greece. Located on Thermaikos gulf, Thessaloniki is a city open to the sea, well-known for its relaxed culture, seaside promenade and delicious food. I have many photos from the city to share with you, as well as tips on things to do and see, but I decided to start with the fun part first: a foodie guide to the city! B. (at the Byzantine museum) The Byzantine museum of Thessaloniki is probably the No.1 Museum you should visit in the city. It’s not only very…

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Destinations, Greece

Spring City Breaks in Greece

Spring is an ideal season for weekend breaks in Greece. The days are longer, the weather is mild, and the trees are blooming. Bonus: the cities are not crowded from tourists, which mean you’ll probably get better accommodation deals! Today I’ve rounded up 5 Greek cities ideal for a weekend escape and rounded up tips on what to do once you get there (visit, walk, shop and eat)! Athens Well, a proper city break guide for Greece should start with the capital right? (*cough, cough*), which happens to be my hometown as well! Visit: The Acropolis as well as the…

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