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What you didn’t know about Thessaloniki’s Architecture – Photo Blog

This is a photo blog on  the variety of Thessaloniki’s architectural styles. Because the city was full of rich merchants who were always on the move, fin-de-siecle styles such as Art Nouveau and Eclecticism plus later Art Deco arrived in the city as soon as they were in vogue in Western Europe. Click on the […]

The strange cult of St Demetrius in Thessaloniki

Agios Dimitrios Salonika

Should you find yourself in Thessaloniki on Oct 26, consider yourself doubly lucky. Not only because you are there during the day of St Demetrius, but also because presumably you’ve found a bed for the night. This is not just any day, because Demetrius is a homeboy: the city’s patron, whose grave has been revered […]

Trekking on Mount Olympus

Prionia Litohoro Greece

Only 1hr 15min by comfortable bus from Salonika and є14  return, stands the village of Litóhoro, gateway to the Mount Olympus National Park. The full ascent is a two-day endeavour in June-August, but there are numerous hiking trails around the park, one of which is the 12Km/5hr  moderate climb to Prionia, starting by the small […]