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... on the hill over looking the Port and City. We arrived at the top around lunchtime and instead of opting to lunch at one of the many Tourist cafes, we walked a bit around the corner and found a nice little place run by a guy and his 2 daughters, with the wife out the back cooking. Despite Ashlee's warnings to us about over ordering, we kept Mumma busy, and the food flowed. From the lookout we could see this magnificent ...
... where thousands more watched it - live - from the comfort of their homes.
It was truly spectacular and worthy of bragging. Unfortunately, it was pouring rain outside. So much so that the relics were not carried on the shoulders of military personnel throughout city neighborhoods as is the custom of today’s holiday. But that’s ok….I have enough to absorb and process for a long time.
Tomorrow - I depart for ...
... I sleep it is with both eyes half open, as well as crossed, and my
mouth almost fully ajar. I am truly a sleeping beauty. But who am I to complain
of their taunts, after all, free chip! The city of Thessaloniki found us
quickly after I woke up and the six hour train ride came to an end.
Thessaloniki’s best description would be the same as Athens,
if Athens were given the chance to breath. The streets aren’t as cramp, but the
... up more than half the population as a result of the arrival in 1492 of 20,000 Jews from Spain who had been expelled by Queen Isabella. They were later all sent to concentration camps by the Nazi's.
We then drove to the Byzantine Museum. This is a beautiful museum that covers only the the period of the 4th century AD to the 15 the century. There were three periods of the Byzantine period: early 4-7th century AD; middle, 8-1204; and late 1204 ...
Did a drive by of the Mt Olympos area, but due to the weather didnt attempt any hikes. Then took a massive detour up further north to Thessaloniki, but the place looked so crowded we wimped out on stopping. Eventually deciding after all that to visit Meteora back south near where we started the day. If only we had been more decisive in the morning on our days journey as ...