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[Thessaloniki] Day Trips

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During our stay in Thessaloniki, our friends took us on some pretty amazing day trips away from the city. The first was a three-hour drive to Meteora, which literally means “suspended in air” or “in the heavens above”. What it is: six monasteries built on natural sandstone rock pillars, and yes, it’s as amazing as it sounds. We arrived in the late afternoon and only had the time to quickly look through one of the monasteries, but it was already an fascinating experience. To properly explore this area, it’s better to arrive early during the day and perhaps even stay in the area (which was our original plan before it got thwarted by the referendum…)

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Et hop, for a change of scene, we zoomed over to Halkidiki for its sandy beaches and turquoise water. As we didn’t have much time, we spent the few hours in tranquility at Sani Resort, though if I were to go to Halkidiki again I’d love to explore its more pristine beaches.

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Voilà voilà. We’ve got mountains and we’ve got sea – what else do you want?

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August 8th, 2015 at 4:26 pm

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