Athina Palace Hotel
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- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Business Services
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... friendly and helpful people They both work and play hard They are in constant fear from neighbouring countries.. Sirmita introduced me to some friends and we chatted. Greece is constantly under threat from Turkey, Austria, Germany and such. Apparently Austria told Greece to patrol the waters to stop immigrants getting in which Greece said was impossible so Austria asked Germany if they could go to war on Greece and then did so for a day or two ...
Thessaloniki is like a grid square blocks of shops, cafe, houses and buildings. I like it! It has something soothing and homely about it. There are plenty of people and it does have tourists but the day to day bustle of the locals masks that very well as they go about their business. I took the lets follow the crowd approach and found some amazing places. I was lead to markets, back street hidden local eateries, museums, banks ...
... the crowd to be attentive. The Bishop (Metropolitan) dressed in gold capped by a diamond miter sparkled like stars while he sat on the throne to the left reminding the crowd that St. Gregory Palamas had right of honor, as his predecessor, to sit at the throne on the right side. He spoke as though the saint was sitting across from him --- as he was. At least 18 priests stood in the midst of it all - cloaked in the finest cloth.
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... s nice. A little about the city: it is the second largest city in Greece and is considered to be one of the younger, "hippest" cities. It is also located in Macedonia which just makes me think back to my acting warm ups... "Seven thousand Macedonians in full battle array!" While here we decided to try to fit in everything we could. So let me take you through the day! We started by checking out of our hotel, luckily leaving our bags there, and ...
... quite different from what I'm used to seeing in Catholic weddings. There was a decanter of wine on the altar for the common cup tradition, where the bride and groom drink from the cup as a symbol of sharing all that life will bring. I didn't understand most of the words, since it was of course all in Greek. This wasn't the last time I saw the happy bride and groom, as later that day I ran into them again as they were starting their ...