Sunday, August 2, 2009

Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki, Greece’s second city, is one of the few non-touristy places in the country. Because of that, I purposely scheduled a visit there to see how Greek life is like.

The city unfortunately does not have much old architecture as most homes were razed down after WWII to make room for apartment buildings with balconies. These structures are ubiquitous in Thessaloniki.

Another feature of the city are its numerous Orthodox churches, spread throughout the city. In every neighborhood there is an old church, surrounded by contemporary apartment blocks.

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