Thessaloniki, Greece Weekend
From 212 €
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki, Greece Weekend

Transport + Hotel
Created: Friday, February 18, 2022 - Departure: Friday, March 11, 2022
price per person From
212 €
Based on 2 adults
About the city
Thessaloniki, one of the oldest big cities in Europe and the second largest city in Greece. It stretches over twelve kilometres in a bowl formed by low hills facing a bay that opens into Thermaikos Gulf. It is a thriving city and one of the most important trade and communications centres in the Mediterranean. The great fire of 1917 destroyed a large part of the city's historic centre, and further damaged was caused by a large earthquake in 1968. Nevertheless, there are countless examples of the city's rich history and many cultures, albeit hidden among the post-1917 development. This patchwork of building has produced an incredible blend of styles that are very unique to Thessaloniki. Roman monuments abut modern university campuses, modernist buildings face mediaeval churches and Ottoman structures will soon cap the tunnels of Thessaloniki's newest addition, the subway. The city authorities have done much to preserve the condition of the cultural heritage and one can only imagine that more will be done to ensure that it is not only a permanent part of the city's landscape but also that it is well explained and accessible to locals and visitors alike. Thessaloniki's greatness, however, is not just in its standing structure. This city is truly alive and not just in the sense of massive traffic or lots of construction. The people here like to express themselves out in the open and it is hard to spend time here without seeing some of the authentic and indigenous culture of the city. Plateia Aristotelou has some open air concerts during the summer, but there are also spontaneous gatherings that give visitors insight into the lives of ordinary Salonicans. Students spend time in front of the Rotunda strumming their guitars at night and the Roman Agora is sometimes the site of plays or shows organized by various groups in the city. Every two years this cultural flourishing takes the form of the biennale of contemporary art, the highlight of the city's artistic community's calendar. Byzantine churches, Roman constructions, Muslim buildings, modern architecture, intensive nightlife and stunning beaches are the essence of Thessaloniki. Being the second largest city in Greece, Thessaloniki combines more than 2,300 years of history with every facility and excitement that a modern European city can offer a visitor.
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Created: Friday, February 18, 2022 - Departure: Friday, March 11, 2022

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11 Mar

Transport from Larnaca to Thessaloniki

Departure
Aegean Airlines Aegean Airlines - A3547
6:30 PM - Larnaca, Larnaca (LCA)
8:30 PM - Thessaloniki, Makedonia (SKG)
Nonstop Fare: Light
Flight: A3547
Cabin Class: Economy
Fare Name: Light
11 Mar

Accomodation

2 Nights
Imperial Palace Classical Hotel Thessaloniki
81%
At 3.5 km from the center BED AND BREAKFAST 13 Antigonidon, Thessaloniki 54630 Twin (2 beds)
A stay at ad Imperial Palace Hotel Thessaloniki places you in the heart of Thessaloniki, within a 10-minute walk of Government House and Thessaloniki Port. This 4-star hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Aristotelous Square and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from White Tower of Thessaloniki. Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting (surcharge). Make yourself at home in one of the 72 guestrooms featuring minibars and LED televisions. Your Tempur-Pedic bed comes with Egyptian cotton sheets. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and slippers.
13 Mar

Transport from Thessaloniki to Larnaca

Return
Wizz Air Wizz Air - W64566
1:30 PM - Thessaloniki, Makedonia (SKG)
3:30 PM - Larnaca, Larnaca (LCA)
0 PC Nonstop Fare: Basic
Flight: W64566
Cabin Class: Economy
Fare Name: Basic
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Based on 2 adults
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