Thessaloniki, Greece in August

Discussion in 'Greece' started by brainjuice11, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. brainjuice11

    brainjuice11 Member

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    hi people,

    I'm going to Thessaloniki in August to study Greek at the local University's summer school. I expect to meet many interesting people from all around the world there. I'll be staying from 15.08. until 13.09.

    I've already checked the usual tourist sites.

    what I'm asking you is if you can reccommend some hip places to go while in the city. I mean, some meeting places for like-minded people interested in alternative lifestyles and alternative culture, some hip bars/clubs, some places that there are street musicians, and stuff like that.

    I'm also a great rembetiko fan and I'd like to know if a good rembetiko club is available in Saloniki. I mean as authentic and genuine as possible and away from the cheesy pop that is usually served as 'Greek ethno music' to the tourists.
     
  2. old tiger

    old tiger Senior Member

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    Brainjuice,


    My first trip into Greece in 1971 was Saloniki..
    nice place...stayed in the Youth Hostel there..
    good Greek food...if you have time...make a ride
    from Saloniki towards Kavalla..nice scenery...
    maybe you can use this link..greetings..

    Emiel..


    http://greecetravel.com/thessaloniki/
     
  3. KozmicBlue

    KozmicBlue Senior Member

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    If you have time, try visiting some of the islands too. :D They're beautiful and you'll end up meeting lots of lovely people there.
     
  4. old tiger

    old tiger Senior Member

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    Kozmicblue,

    You are very much right..:)
    Greek islands..soo damned colourful..
    I remember Corfu..Kerkyra etc...
    www.ionian-islands.com

    Emiel
     
  5. brainjuice11

    brainjuice11 Member

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    thank you all for the suggestions! it was nice of you!

    however, I'm afraid I'll have to stick to the city most of the time cause I'll be studying and stuff, besides being on a rather limited budget.

    I've already been to Thessa twice, not for very long, but managed to see the White Tower, the Archeological Museum and the St.Demetrios Cathedral. not that I mind visiting those great sites again, but I'll be in town a whole month and I wanna make the most of it. I already know of some clubs, districts (e.g. Ladadiko) and beaches when I can have fun but I'm curious whether there is a place exactly for my hippy tastes, if you know what I mean.

    otherwise, I've been to a Greek island, and that's Chios - a fantastic place, I recommend it to everybody. I didn't like the main commercial and tourist area, but there are many pittoresque villages there, some places of historical value and, last but not least, awesome secluded beaches and lagoons with still green waters washing a golden or a black (!) sandy beach. I fancy one can even camp on those, not having to pay for an expensive hotel room with TV and other luxuries I personally don't need most of the time.
    the nearby little island of Inusses is also worth visiting.
    not to mention that the Turkish coast is very near.

    now back to Northern Greece. except for Thessaloniki, I'd like to visit Mount Athos if that's possible.
     
  6. Iluvdolphins

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    Since you are now probably already there I am sure you have figured out that if you want authentic Rebetiko then all you need to do is visit the local taverna's instead of the big commercial night clubs. Don't know if you will enjoy it as the local teens only frequent those places if they are with their parents. Enjoy, and kali horaxi.....means "have a good time"
     
  7. LittleHip

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    Kali diaskedasi!Akoume entipwseis!(What do you think?Was it nice?)Ôþñá ìéëÜò åëëçíéêÜ?
     
  8. Georgi

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    I visited Thessaloniki in April 2006, it is definetely worth place to go. So many interesting places to go and see, but Kavala still remains my number one place in Greece ever - it is so calm and romantic place, don't miss it, if you haven't been there.
     
  9. LittleHip

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    Well, now I have to admit that I havent gone neither to Èåóóáëïíßêç nor ÊáâÜëá...
     
  10. diafanos

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    e littleHip ! åëëçíßäá å? ôé ãéíåôáé ñå êáëá åéóáé? áðï áèÞíá? ðï ðï êáéñï åß÷á íá äù åëëçíá åäù ìÝóá..
     
  11. DelxPez

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    nai ontos, eimaste polloi ligoi ellines edo. den peirazei omos...
     
  12. diafanos

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    íáé ñå ðáéäéá. åéìáóôå ðïõ åéìáóôå ëéãïé åëáôå íá ãíùñéóôïõìå.
     
  13. political squaw

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    i live in thessaloniki. everyone s wecome :)
     
  14. CityBlends

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    Sinexizei na iparxei Ellinas se auto to forum?
     
  15. lee20

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    The Archaeological Museum of the city is a must: A collection of precious objects from the tombs of Vergina and treasure Sindos, sarcophagi, mosaics and sculptures, will amaze you.
     
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  17. dark suger

    dark suger Dripping With Sin!

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    I'd visit lol
     
  18. political squaw

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    i don't live there anymore lol
     
  19. Selah2

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    Thessaloniki is somewhere that I have always wanted to visit
     
  20. Adoxe

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    We found many parts of Thessaloniki to be quite dirty and not really inviting. On the other hand, there were very nice areas. A bit of a tale of 2 cities in one.
    Took a taxi this morning from Thessaloniki Taxi Transfer and have now settled in Nea Moudania, the ‘gateway’ to the Kassandra ‘finger’ of Halkidiki. And what a difference it seems to be compared to Thessaloniki. No overloaded bins, clean streets, wide sidewalks even suitable for badsighted people or wheelchairs.
     
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