Stories of bravery and loss in Thessaloniki of the 20th century (Part 2)

And now the continuation…. The fourth and final story is one of lost faith to the ones who rule, but of a silver lining. Greece in the cold war (until 1974) as many countries that weren’t communist, was very hostile towards communism, with many laws banishing it, its official party and people with this ideology. You … More Stories of bravery and loss in Thessaloniki of the 20th century (Part 2)

“Bougatsa Giannis”: the men behind our favorite after-party spot

All of us, who live or travel to Thessaloniki, have visited at least once this small restaurant at the end of Mitropoleos street. For those who don’t know what “Bougatsa Giannis” is, we are about to explain! First of all, bougatsa is a Greek food, filled with cream, chocolate, meat or cheese. And this restaurant … More “Bougatsa Giannis”: the men behind our favorite after-party spot

Nemo One: a tiny car controlled by your thoughts!

What could happen if the strength of our thoughts cooperated with technology? The answer was given by three ambitious young people, who managed to create a small car moving by using our minds. Asteris Arampatzis, George Sidiropoulos and Thanasis Theoharis presented their masterpiece for the first time at “Thessaloniki Science Festival” and until now, they … More Nemo One: a tiny car controlled by your thoughts!

Thessaloniki’s architecture shaped by history (part II)

Following the Antique, the Byzantine and the Ottoman era, comes the neoclassical era. Even still under the Ottoman domination, by the end of the 19th century the city spreat itself by the seaside and out of the wall. The storekeeper bourgeoisie, mostly Jews and Ottoman, built splendid residences of neoclassical style, whose born under the … More Thessaloniki’s architecture shaped by history (part II)

Thessaloniki’s architecture shaped by history (part I)

Thessalonique has been since its origine at the crossroad of the big commercial roads and its history was both very agitated and very rich. This history left behind a massive and diverse architectural inheritance. On the whole, the city has 6 architectural orders inherit from its past : the Greek Antiquity, the Roman Antiquity, the … More Thessaloniki’s architecture shaped by history (part I)

“Road of bells: a special event dedicated to tradition”

February is coming and more than 1.500 participants have started preparing their traditional costumes for the special day, when Thessaloniki is waking up by the sweet noise of thousands of bells. But wait a second, what is the “Road of bells”? “Road of bells” is a traditional parade, which takes place at the port of … More “Road of bells: a special event dedicated to tradition”

The multicultural spirit of Thessaloniki: archaeological sights

As we told you before, the city of Thessaloniki witnessed numerous changes  during its history. Like a patchwork quilt, it now consists of dozens of different cultures that passed through it in different eras. Let’s go and find their traces on the streets of the city. Follow the Byzantine&Early Christian footsteps Hagia Sophia The church … More The multicultural spirit of Thessaloniki: archaeological sights