Getting a clear view of the sprawling metropolis of Greece’s second city Thessaloniki is not an easy task. Most views whilst not actually obscured are spoilt by numerous cables and television antennas which are difficult to ignore or avoid.
This view from high above the city is probably one of the best. It is only a section of the city of course as it continues all the way around to the right out of sight, where the major port sits.
The Macedonian city may not initially appear the most attractive but exploring the city there is plenty to see. This includes some wonderful architecture hidden away along with Aristotle Square, the Rotunda, White Tower, Galerius Arch and the Church of Saint Gregory Palamas are just a few examples. The Greek city as might be expected has a great deal of history.
There is also a lively nightscene with young people of the city and surrounding area descending on the bars and restaurants most evenings. It also hosts a number of fetivals annually including being the home to an International Film Festival which is now established as one of the most important in Southern Europe.
My trip was really just passing through as the main emphasis had been Mount Athos but it was enough to whet my appetite and hope to return and really explore the city soon.
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