Holidays to Thessaloniki
Considered the ‘hippest’ place to be in Greece, Thessaloniki is a holiday destination that just keeps growing and growing. Birthplace to some of Greece’s most famous artists, musicians, poets and scientists, Thessaloniki is beautiful, authentic and cosmopolitan all rolled into one – an achievement saved for the country’s finest. Culture comes in many shapes and forms and whether it’s a Roman ruin or a music festival, Thessaloniki does both and sometimes even combines them – just because it can. There are many landmarks in the city that have been protected by the UNESCO World Heritage List and each is worth a visit in its own rights. The Adios Demetrois, the Agia Sophia and the Rotunda all give a fascinating insight into the ancient lives usually only seen in textbooks. When you’re wondering around the delicate ruins you’ll wonder why history classes seemed so boring.
‘Seattle of the Balkans’
Thessaloniki is so renowned across the globe for its nightlife that a New York article once referred to it as the Seattle of the Balkans. There’s never a problem finding a drink in the city, only deciding where to go first and what to sample. Along the old sea front is where you’ll find most of the modern and trendy bars; expect classy cocktails and champagne concoctions. If you’re looking for a more authentic tavern, head downtown or to the old city – don’t be afraid to ask a local for recommendations, they know best! The student area near Kamara is ideal for a night out on a budget while in Ladadika you can rave until the early hours of the morning in old port warehouses. Ever wanted to experience a live performance of the Greek instrument, a bouzouki? The clubs in the Vilka neighbourhood will be more than willing to show you.
An insight into Greece
As the second largest city in Greece, Thessaloniki has a lot on offer. While it is easy to jam-pack a holiday with activities in this city, holidays in Thessaloniki also act as a fantastic gateway to explore the rest of the country. Kalamaria, Lagkadas and Thermaikos are all nearby, you can even get a ferry across to the Greek island Skiathos. Exploring Thessaloniki and its neighbours can be done for less with lastminute.com. Find a deal that can be organised around you and make it suit your budget. Don’t sacrifice your holiday in the sun and find a lastminute.com deal that is perfect for you.