1 day in Thessaloniki for senior travellers
Undoubtedly, Thessaloniki is an ideal destination for everyone, for any age, and for any traveller, who wants to escape from everyday life and enjoy quality moments alone or with company. The same applies to those that belong to the age group of 60 and above.
If you belong to this target group, and you have only one day to spend in the Nymph of Thermaikos, check out what you can do to gain beautiful and unforgettable new experiences.
Start your day with a casual coffee in Aristotelous Square, with the impressive Electra and Olympion landmarks designed by the famous architect Ernst Ziller. At Paradosiako, besides coffee, you will find a great variety in snacks for a hearty breakfast. Continue with a walk along Nikis Avenue and head towards the White Tower, the landmark of the city. If you want to go up to the top, bear in mind that there are many steps, though the view from the top is worth it.
Take the Cultural Bus line (No 50) of OASTH that departs from Megalou Alexandrou Avenue (very close to the White Tower) and tour the most significant, historical and cultural monuments of Thessaloniki (Agia Sofia, Aristotelous Square, Agios Dimitrios, Ano Poli, Vlatadon Monastery, Rotunda, etc.) in approximately 1 hour.
After the tour, dine at the peaceful and friendly environment of Clochard downtown, try some of the delicious desserts of the model bakery-patisserie Ble on the pedestrian street of Agia Sofia and choose Canteen in the Diagonios district for your afternoon coffee. Don’t forget to visit the Archaeological Museum, located opposite the YMCA Thessaloniki building and end your day at the OTE Tower café on the site of TIF (Thessaloniki International Fair) featuring a breath-taking 360-degree view of the city.