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Lived in Greece for three months

I moved to Thessaloniki for three months and explored Greece a bit with a longer trip to Athens

by enaAtlasGuru Contributor

EuropeGreece93 days / October - November - December 2021

Highs & Lows

A beer at the old city wall of Thessaloniki in the sunset

Covid infection

Itinerary Overview

I  lived in Thessaloniki for almost three months and loved the city. I arrived with a bus from Bulgaria to the main bus terminal and walked for one hour to my accommodation. Usually, it is the best way to walk a lot in Thessaloniki to get around, because it is often quicker on the steep sites of the city, where cars and buses have to go on longer roads and furthermore it's beautiful. Also, buses are very cheap, but the system is a bit confusing. In the end, I got behind it, do not worry. Late in the evening, no busses are going anymore, but there is an alternative to Uber very common or you can use normal taxis, which are also not so expensive, so it is no problem to go out at night. During my stay, I explored the surrounding a bit and did a weekend trip to Athens, which was great. All in all, I really enjoyed my time in Greece and met wonderful people.

  • 90 Nights: Thessaloniki
    to live here
  • 3 Nights: Athens
    Visiting a friend and the city

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Visit mount Olymp

  • How was the food?

    Ουζερί Τσινάρι a nice tavern at a beautiful corner in Ano Poli

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Go by bus to Saloniki, because Bulgaria and Slovenia are beautiful on the way

  • Packing tips?

    Rain jacket and waterproofed shoos and a thick sweater, winter can get cold and wet in Thessaloniki

  • Transportation Tips?

    Use busses and walk as much as you can

  • Any surprises?

    Colder than expected

Lodging