Thessaloniki town visit
Saturday 23rd June, 2018.
We found the bus stop and jumped the next bus into the
city. Thessaloniki is full of thousand and thousand of
apartments and hundreds and hundreds of shops. We
stayed on the bus until it came to its final stop by the
old docks and the waterfront area. The white tower lay
ahead of us as a landmark. A huge gay festival was
taking place with nearly everyone having their
face/body painted enjoying the artists playing their
music on stage.
The White Tower is probably Thessaloniki’s most
famous sight. Built in 1430 the Turks added three such
towers to the 5 mile city walls. Today it houses rotating
exhibitions on several floors of small circular rooms.
The original stone steps climb up to a roof with lovely
views of the harbour or paralia if you are Greek.
Unfortunately, it was closed due to security reasons.
The boat trips of which there are countless offer you a
free trip around the harbour for the price of a drink on a
pirate ship. This seem to easy to miss. We sat on the
top deck and for half an hour enjoyed our boat trip.
Worth every penny.