Monday, 19 October 2015

Walking around the city.

When we have visitors from out of town it is the best of chances to walk around the city and go sightseeing.
This time it was my niece Ellie who studies Architecture and was very willing to have a look around the city sights and buildings. And Thessaloniki has a great variety of architectural samples.
On Friday afternoon we visited...
Yedi Kule (Seven Towers)
 Elias the Prophet Church 
 Alatza Imaret
In it there was an Art installation and exhibition by Tina Karageorgi which was impressive.

 It was time for a break so we decided to try desserts from a very old pastry shop called Dorkada. I had ekmek kadaif which was divine!
 Then we moved on and ate our desserts while sipping Turkish demli cay at Prigipos cafe!

 My son and my niece enjoying their tea!
 Back home they made hamburgers and I made fruit salad!

 On Saturday morning after a quick breakfast with pear and cheese muffins
we girls went on a city tour again. First a short stop on top of the Old Hamam cafe next to
  Bey Hamam which has a lovely view of the Hamam.
 It's great spotting beautiful buildings at the city centre especially when friends live there!
 We then went to Bit Pazar and looked around the antiques and second hand things. I tried not to buy anything as I just recently decluttered the house and there is not any space for anything.
 We then had a look at the Roman Forum,
 we passed outside Koumbi coffee and crafts cafe where there was yarn bombing
but we decided to have coffee at Frideriko agapi mou cafe which has beautiful antiques and is dog friendly!

 This is Oddie, another customer's dog!
Then we did some shopping mainly clothes and finally met the men and had lunch.
You can't really finish a good day if you don't have ouzo and appetisers at Ellinikon Restaurant which was once again very good!
 We walked back home spotting big bubbles at the sea front!
 In the evening we made some chocolate and marshmallows dessert (s'mores dip)
Barca really enjoyed this visit!

17 comments:

Ian Cox said...

Amazing history and architecture. And the Roman Forum is as good as anything in Rome!

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

What a wonderful time you had and the buildings are amazing.All the food looked yummy. Glad you enjoyed your company and your day out. big hugs Lynda Ruth

Ο κόσμος της Ράνιας said...

Μας έκανες κι εμάς μια εκπληκτική βόλτα με τις φωτογραφίες σου !!!!
Πάντα καλά να περνάς !!!!

Laura Quaglia (Fun With This and That) said...

You sure are good tour guide love to see these places how far you from Italy

Kim said...

What an amazing part of the city to showcase to your guests. The architecture is amazing. I love the different roof tops and some of the walls on those buildings are incredible. 'Tis a pity you have decluttered.....there were a few gorgeous finds at that market. I fear a few would have went home with me.

Poppy said...

You live in a beautiful city, Ariadne, and I'd love to visit one day, but for now, I was more than happy to follow you and your niece around to all the wonderful places, exploring, eating, and enjoying all that Thessaloniki has to offer!

Happy Tuesday!

Poppy

butterfly said...


What great photos, I love seeing more and more of your country.

Brigitte said...

Great pictures from your city. And also great pictures from the food you had when you had visitors. All these sweet treats look so tempting ...

Dimitra Decorasylum said...

Φαίνεται να περάσατε υπέροχα! Πάντα τέτοια Αριάδνη :)

nieneke nia said...

Είναι όμορφη η Πόλη μας ...λατρεύω το Βιτ Παζαρ ...
πολύ όμορφες φωτογραφίες ....να περάσεις πάντα καλά
καλο βραδυ

nikol said...

Εντυπωσιακά κτίρια , πολύ όμορφη βόλτα , εκεί που μένει το μάτι μου ώρες είναι οι αντίκες !!Ετσι όμορφα να περνάτε Αριάδνη και οι φωτογραφικές σου λήψεις είναι απίθανες !!
Καλό ξημέρωμα!!!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your town has amazing architecture.

Frances N said...

Your photography is always beautiful!
The buildings and the city are lovely! What a special place to live!
The food looks divine!!! All of it!!!
It looks like a fun time with family!

Zina Z said...

λατρευω την πολη σου! απλα τη λατρευω...και ξεκινας με μια ωραια βολτα κ φτανεις κ στα γλυκα και εκει με αποτελειωνεις!!!! πρεπει να ανεβω συντομα νομιζω :)

Sheryl S. said...

Wonderful and interesting photos, love the Roman Forum, amazing, food delicious and tempting.

Lillie said...

Beautiful architecture, the Roman Forum is amazing indeed.
Thanks the virtual tour.

Thalia Tzellou said...

Τι ωραία ξενάγηση Αριάδνη μου!! Είχαμε έρθει με την Γεωργία και την αδελφή μου πριν τρία χρόνια στη Θεσσαλονίκη για δυο μέρες,περάσαμε υπέροχα και είδαμε όσο πιο πολλά μπορούσαμε. Καταπληκτική πόλη με τόσα πολλά να κάνεις και να δεις!!