Thessaloniki Greece Video Has Northern Greece Vibe

Thessaloniki in Northern Greece.

From beginning to end of our stay there we kept getting lost in the streets, despite having a map!

We never learned that the streets were shorter than we thought, and kept walking too far everywhere – for me the highlight of this city was the amazing greek food an the view from the Upper city over-looking the sea.

The Greek islands have to wait for another time but trust me, I will make sure we do some island hopping there some time.

Thessaloniki in Northern Greece

Thessaloniki in Northern Greece

Our time spent in Thessaloniki, Greece was great – we had never been on the main land of Greece before, and the Northern parts were different from the islands in so many ways, but it still had that lovely Greek vibe and architecture all around.

I would have loved to see more of Northern Greece, but this time we put the focus on Thessaloniki with its many ruins, architecture, history and amazing food.

We hope you enjoyed our Thessaloniki video!

Thessaloniki, Greece – Served Up On A Plate

Ok, so Greece was on the map for countries you can travel to with an Interrail pass, so of course, we were going there – but traveling by train to Greece has become somewhat of a joke.

Thessaloniki Greece

Thessaloniki Greece

I remember hearing a comedian talking about traveling in Europe, and how you can book a train ticket and end up on a bus or book bus ticket and end up on a boat – that couldn’t be more true in Greece.

Since the economy totally crashed in Greece, they have been cutting down on a lot of things to save money – too many things… During the time we were there, riots started down in Athens, because people have seen no real improvement despite all the cuts.

One of the things they have cut down on is train travel.

From now on, there are no longer any international trains to or from Greece. They have completely secluded themselves from their neighboring countries, and seem to have the intention of keeping it that way for quite some time.

Thessaloniki Sidewalk

Thessaloniki Sidewalk

So now you can’t travel by train to Greece, but you can still travel by train in the country.

So yes, we kind of cheated by taking a bus – but since it was the only option, I don’t know how we could have done it differently.

Getting out of Greece to Bulgaria, we were looking for a bus company which went there. It turned out that the most frequent bus is run by OSE – the Greek railway company, and you can only book it from the train station, where no trains went…

But I have to say it was definitely worth the hassle.

Thessaloniki Northern Greece

Thessaloniki Northern Greece

Our time spent in Thessaloniki was great. We had never been on the main land of Greece before, and the northern parts were very different from the islands in many ways, but it still had that lovely Greek vibe and architecture all around.

I would have loved to see more of Northern Greece, but this time we put the focus on Thessaloniki with its many ruins, architecture, history and amazing food.

With emphasize on the latter: FOOD. Thessaloniki is known for having some of the best food in Greece, and their mezes were to die for!

Churches, ruins and history in all honor, but the best of Thessaloniki is served on a plate, or many many plates

4 Responses to Thessaloniki Greece Video Has Northern Greece Vibe

  1. Candice September 11, 2011 at 8:54 pm #

    Was it hard to get around there not knowing any Greek? 

    • Nathan - As We Travel September 12, 2011 at 2:07 pm #

      Hey Candice – yeah it was hard when we got lost a few times to find how exactly where we were – but everyone was friendly enough and always tried to help and welcome us :)

  2. SendwithMe September 12, 2011 at 1:55 pm #

    Great video guys, Greece looks like an amazing place!