Grand Hotel Palace Thessaloniki
Travel Blogs from Thessaloniki
... for music and sharing the "good news" of it. Well, one thing lead to another and a spiritual discussion resulted. Several other "divine encounters" occurred which to me were as good as seeing remarkable places. And it is hard to top the stunning view of the sea as we walked toward the White Tower, which was originally called the Bloody Tower because of the cruel treatment given by the conquering Ottoman Turks around the 1300's. More when I can stay ...
... 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! ...
... and their plans. We strolled along the streets taking in the compact city, foreshore and occasional old ruins, discussing life on the road. N + N are experienced overlanders, and as we began to compare philosophy, gear and set-up it was glaringly obvious we were A) ladies and B) newbies. Our mini-compass navigating and riding gear of jeans and fashion boots were unavoidable proof of our blissful oblivion and possibly naivety. While we had ...
... all the expenses related to both options (renting a car vs. travelling by public transportation).
Description: Making of a 3-day-trip, 2 persons.
Option 1: Car (sleeping in the car)
1) Rent: USD 109 (Citroen C1 or Peugeot 107)
2) Gas: USD 75
- Average consumption: 5 l per 100 km
- Price of gas: EUR 1,7/l
- Number of kilometers: 700
4) Parking: USD 10