We decided to go to Thessaloniki, Greece 🇬🇷 for the Easter holidays 🥚 by car 🚘 and of course there were huge queues at the border, but we didn’t lose more than an hour and a half 🕓
We stayed at the hotel, which we always choose Makedonia Palace just in time - 15:00. Restrictions on wearing a mask indoors still applied.
We ate and then rested until the evening. Then we went down to the lobby.. And their desserts and cocktails, oh my gosh desserts… I haven't eaten anything tastier than the one with mousse and pistachio
The hotel is five stars ⭐️. Located right on the Promenade. You literally go out and you are by the sea, where you can walk all the way to the center the rooms are very well cleaned and the level of service throughout the hotel is very high.
A few cocktails and desserts later we walked to The Umbrellas. Undoubtedly one of the most remarkable and visited places in the city. Going to Thessaloniki and not visiting the umbrellas is like not being there.
They’re actually one of the most photographed sculptures around the world. You may think it’s a new installation but it has been an integral part of the waterfront in Thessaloniki, Greece, for more than 20 years.
It was designed by the late Greek sculptor George Zongolopoulos and constructed in 1997.
And we reached The White Tower. The other main attraction of the city.
The White Tower is a monument and museum on the waterfront of the city. The museum is open for visits every day from 08:30 to 15:30 and consists of 6 floors and a balcony. The price for his visit is not high - 6 €
The next day we went to Electra Palace, where there is a restaurant with a beautiful terrace on the top floor and there is an incredible view of the sea and Aristotelous Square.
And we walked through the streets of the city, where interesting things are discovered. Like this great home accessories store. Or the remnants of the logo of the former Louis vuitton store in Thessaloniki. As well as amazing graffiti on the wall.
On the way to the hotel we stopped at Starbucks, of course, my favorite coffee and saw Aristotelous’s Square from another angle.
Aristotelous Squere is located on Nikis avenue, in the city center.
It was designed by French architect Ernest Hébrard in 1918, but most of the square was built in the 1950s.
Many buildings surrounding the central square have since been renovated and its northern parts were largely restored in the 2000s.
And we went through the White Tower, but during the day.
We spent the evening again in the lobby of the hotel - Macedonia Palace. It's so nice there that you can't get out of it. Every detail is carefully selected, to a perfect design finish.
On the eve of Easter, we traditionally went to church, but this time in Greece. I was very curious to see how they celebrated. /Candles were provided by the hotel/. I was quite surprised by the Greek Easter celebration. At 00:00, when the bells start ringing, people start throwing a lot of leaves from the trees, from the windows of the church and there is fireworks !? Also different from Bulgaria is that the priest and the people do not walk around the church as we do.
The next morning we walked again along the Promenade and visited The Umbrellas, also this time during the day.
Fortunately, all three days were very sunny! ☀️
Thus ended our little vacation in Thessaloniki, Greece 🇬🇷 ☀️