Thessaloniki Journals

Living in Macedonia

A February 2003 trip to Thessaloniki by maariku

Quote: I had a chance to spend a semester in a Greek university. Real fun for a Northern girl! :)

Living in Macedonia

Overview

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One of the many, many highlights of the trip was spending Easter with a Greek family. I also saw a real Greek wedding (nothing like the movie!), beautiful places like the park of St. Nicholas in Naousa, two peninsulas out of three in Halkidiki, a carnival in Xanthi, and real city life in Athens. And so much more...

Quick Tips:

I advise you to visit Greece out of season. Then you really realise what this country and people are about. And you don't get sunburned! ;) And you have to try the same things that locals do daily, even if it is not really enjoyable and will be the last time you do it...

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Carneval

Attraction

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What I saw was the second biggest carnival in Greece, the first place taken by Patra. It is the start of the spring and marks that there are only 40 or 50 days left 'til Easter. The place that travel guides describe as a nice little quiet town with sweet old stone houses turned into a real party place. During daytime there is a parade of 200 thousand costumed people and made-up trucks. There is a lot of music, noise, laughter, confetti, and face paint. ;) If you are not keen on standing in the crowd and cheer for the parade you can choose sitting in the crowd in a cafe and enjoy the cold coffee, the frappe that Greeks love so much. Nighttime is for real partying -- the whole town turns into a club.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 17, 2003

Carneval
Thessaloniki Main Streets
Thessaloniki, Greece

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The whole museum is just overwhelming, and not just because it has a lot of nice, shiny bits. :) Lalounis has been inspired by different things -- from Ancient Greece to modern real sciences. And creations vary; there are necklaces, earrings, objects, etc.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 1, 2004

Ilias Lalounis Jewellery Museum
12 Kalisperi Street
Thessaloniki, Greece