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Exploring North of Greece in Winter

Visited Thessaloniki and the peninsula Halkidiki with a friend

by golfgangAtlasGuru Contributor

EuropeGreece6 days / December 2021

Highs & Lows

Seeing mount Athos

Long hours in the bus to get to the car rental

Itinerary Overview

I arrived in Thessaloniki at the airport to visited a friend,who lives there for a couple of days. She showed me the best places in town and I had the chance to stay in her place and meet her flatmates and friends. In one of the evenings, we had beers and played pantomime, which was really funny. We did some sightseeing in the city together, but I also explored the place a bit on my own while jogging or walking.

Even if it was December, the weather was beautiful on most of the days and just the evenings have been colder and occasionally there was rain. But you should know that inside the house it was pretty cold, because as most greek houses, ours was not properly isolated, as it is often the case in Greece.

After a few days of city sightseeing , we rented a car and explored a nearby peninsula on the weekend together called Halkidiki with its three parts , looking like fingers. we visited the second (middle) one.

  • 5 Nights: Thessaloniki
    Visit a friend
  • 1 Night: Halkidiki
    Vacation

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Stay longer in Greece and visit Meteora

  • How was the food?

    All Tavernas have good food

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    December is not a touristic season in Greece, so be prepared to be the only guest

  • Transportation Tips?

    Use the busses in Thessaloniki, even if it is an adventure

  • Booking details?

    The owners of our place did not check their booking massages and where a bit surprised about their guests.

Lodging