Thessaloniki town visit

Ariel of Hamble
Jim and Valerie SHURVELL
Thu 2 Aug 2018 20:31

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.