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Sunday Times: Thessaloniki is an ‘Instant Escape’ Destination

Thessaloniki Greece

Thessaloniki, view from the old town. Photo Source: Municipality of Thessaloniki

The northern Greek city of Thessaloniki is promoted as an “instant escape” destination for British travelers in an extensive article published recently in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, a monthly edition of The Sunday Times.

The first page of the feature published on The Sunday Times Travel Magazine.

“By day, Greece’s second city thrums with mercantile energy; by night, it’s the oriental wail of rebetiko battling out with thumping club classics,” says travel writer John Malathronas who visited the city in 2018.

“But its work-hard, play-hard vibe is nothing new: Romans Byzantines and Ottomans all helped the Greeks make Thessaloniki lively, and their architectural and culinary legacies add spice today,” he adds.

The writer also refers to the monuments of Thessaloniki and the city’s cultural heritage spanning from antiquity until the 20th century. Among the must-see sites – according to the magazine – are Aristotelous square, the Rotunda, the Ladadika district, the city’s archaeological museum and the Bezesteni market.

The four-page article also offers tips on where to stay, eat and drink.

Rotunda Thessaloniki

The Rotunda in Thessaloniki. Photo © vlas2000 / Shutterstock

The Thessaloniki Hotels Association (THA) has been collaborating with John Malathronas for the past three years. “In April 2017, the prominent journalist published an extensive article about Thessaloniki on the National Geographic Traveller magazine and this year on The Sunday Times Travel Magazine,” the association said in an announcement.

AEGEAN supported THA’s initiative as a transportation sponsor.

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