Galaxias Beach Hotel
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We opted to take the train instead of the bus from Skopje to Thess (as the locals call it) because we love train travel and it was only $12. So we dutifully got up at 4 am to catch the 5 am train. One guy at the station said it was 4 hrs late the day before; ours ended up just being 2. The station was grimey - as was the train. We have been surprised and dismayed at the amount of graffiti sprayed on trains and buildings, even public ones and shops. We ...
... time at the gym and spa then by night we enjoyed our drink at the elegantly decorated lobby.
We decided that it was worthwhile to return and enjoy all this with sunny weather too and get a chance to enjoy the sea too!Final Realization: To people who love or need a small outing and change of scenery, weather is never an obstacle but maybe an ally and opportunity of a different sort of experiences!
... a few words.. In order to get aboard, there was a body search and ID check at the Port of Thessaloniki. Then we were guided to the ship and the experienced crew waiting at the entrance took over.
We were toured to all types of available cabins, the restaurants, bar, café, pools, lounges and shops and I was truly impressed by the majority of activities one can get engaged onboard! ...
... through our gear and sat on top of our bags to zip them up, these guys had every mini-gadget and compact convenient item under the sun, and it all easily fit into their light luggage.
Our laughs and stories quickly became sensitive business, when in the morning, it was Neil and Noel strapping their belongings to our kids. We had not at all expected to be so emotionally effected by the process of seeing Max and Daisy-Su ridden off into the ...
TOTAL: USD 225
Option 2: Public transportation (sleeping in a hostel)
1) Accommodation: USD 90
2) Transportation (bus/train): USD 108
- Thessaloniki -> Meteora: USD 40
- Meteora -> Athens: USD 68
With respect to the fact that from the very beginning it was obvious that renting a car will be more expensive than travelling by public transportation we decided ...