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... that evening and I would like fresh fish he said the Bream was in this morning. I wandered more into an amazing market full of fruit, veg, fish, meat and odds and sods a real hive of activity and full of locals. It was a maze of stalls going left and right and creeping in and out of alleyways. The tomato here is like a beach ball so red and big and they really love their aubergine too. I found a pet shop for the girls too ...
... Sophia which was due to reopen at 6pm. On the way back in the evening I stumbled across one of the Turkish Hammams (bath house) not indicated on google maps.
I'm not sure what the use is now but by early evening all the entrances were closed except for a plant store ...
... of the period. These Sabateans were disastrously disappointed when Shabtai himself converted to Islam after receiving the Ottoman Sultan’s "convert or die" ultimatum. But Sabbateanism still flourished here for some time. And Jacob Frank, the 18th century false messiah who claimed to be the reincarnation of Shabtai Tzevi, also spent time in Salonika, where he was well received. In addition, the Donmeh, the Muslim descendants of ...
... II, father of Alexander the Great. First stop was the Baptistery of Lydia for a beautiful outdoor Mass on the River Zygaktis. It was here that St Paul won his first European convert, a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira (Acts 16:12-40). So in some way, it can be considered a birthplace of Christianity. Mass was to be in an open air setting again, which is a unique experience. The setting for the mass was stunning ... A small ...
... the ruins. What we can see is some of the churches, which were built in the 14th century before the Ottomans arrived. When the Ottomans came, they changed some of the churches to mosques and built a lot of covered markets and hamams. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the Italians, French, and Turkish people in the city had trouble saying the "th" sound, so some people still call the place Saloniki because of that. There are several ...