Travel Blogs from Thessaloniki
... service offered in the bus was surprisingly good. There was a girl taking care of us all the way to Thessaloniki. Cold and hot beverages, croissant, baked rolls, movies, air-conditioning etc. Considering we were in Bulgaria it was definitely unexpected. One ticket cost BGN 50 (EUR 25). The journey from Sofia to Thessaloniki lasted 5 hours.
We arrived in Thessaloniki (train station since itīs much closer to the city center) at about 15.15. We found our ...
... go along to the bus station. I'm sure my bus is at 8.30pm and I hand my photocopy given to me by the travel agent snd my receipt over to the man at the desk. I smile at him and tell him I'm going to Bulgaria. He gives me my receipt back, but he tells me actually my bus is at 9pm. Perhaps that should have been my first warning sign. But I think - 'oh, maybe the time has changed, not a problem'. So I put my baggage away and wait around. I wrote my previous blog, ate a ...
... back in Thessaloniki before 6pm. We left the beach at 4pm but didn't end up getting back into town until 7.30! The second bus that was ment to take us from the main Thessaloniki bus terminal into the city centre did not come and we ended up waiting almost an hour and a half. We had no way of contacting our friends to tell them we were running an hour and a half late. When we eventually got into the city centre ...
... for check in. We walked around the city and visited some of their various sights including the white tower, before heading back to the hostel. I can not tell you how good it was to finally sleep in a proper bed. It was 5.30pm when we woke up. We had to prepare for tomorrow which would be a big day. We are planning on Tackling Mt Olympus. Mt Olympus is the highest mountain ...
... across the top of the mountains. Lots of tunnels and bridges. As you came out of one tunnel you could see the next one ahead with a viaduct, hundreds of feet ( probably meters) above the valley floor, connecting them. Its sort of like you are on a suspended highway. At least it took my mind off my cramped quarters.
Thessaloniki is nice without being startling. Lots of very old churches ( eg 5th century - Church of ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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