Thessaloniki and Central Macedonia Travel Guide
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A land shaped by gods, warriors, and ghosts, Northern Greece sparkles with the sights, sounds, scents, and colors of its melting-pot history and epic geography. Here you will find remnants of the powerful civilizations that battled each other: temples and fortifications built by Athens and Sparta, Macedonian tombs, the arches and rotundas of imperial Rome, the domes of Byzantium, and the minarets and hammams (baths) of the Ottomans. Today, these sights are rank among the most splendid sightseeing delights in Greece.
In the past, Thessaloniki's hotels were nothing to write home about, and were mostly geared to the needs of transient businesspeople, with little emphasis...read more
The cosmopolitan, multiracial character of Thessaloniki—building on its historic Byzantine and Ottoman influences—has created a multifaceted cuisine of...read more
Things To Do in Thessaloniki and Central Macedonia
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Mt. Olympus: Bask in a gods'-eye view from the top of Greece's highest peak, often covered in clouds and lighting as if to prove Zeus still holds... Read more
In the 7th century BC the Dorian Makedonoi (Macedonian) tribe moved out of the Pindos mountains (between Epirus and Macedonia), settled in the... Read more
Dolphin Hellas leads organized five-day tours of Northern Greece that begin in Athens and take in the ancient archaeological sites; these are... Read more
Spilios Agapitos. Mt. Olympus has some of the most beautiful nature trails in Europe. Hundreds of species of wildflowers and herbs bloom in spring... Read more
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My film "I Follow Apollo” presents the highlights of Greece, including Athens, Olympia, Meteora, Sparta, the Byzantine Empire, and a cruise to the islands of Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, & Rhodes, Read more