2 days 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 two days to spend in the Nymph of Thermaikos, check out what you can do to gain beautiful and unforgettable new experiences.
Start your first day in Thessaloniki with a coffee at Paradosiako, in Aristotelous Square and admire the impressive buildings Electra and Olympion that surround it. Continue with a walk along Nikis Avenue and head towards the White Tower and then the Archaeological Museum for an acquaintance with history. Take a break and enjoy a light lunch at Canteen and then indulge in window shopping at the central Tsimiski, Mitropoleos and Proxenou Koromila streets. A dessert from the achetypical bakery-patisserie Ble will be exactly what you need to recharge your energy. The perfect conclusion to your first day will include delicious mezze and a cold beer at Zithos in the much-photographed Ladadika.
Daios Food Bar Restaurant hosted in the namesake hotel is an excellent choice to start your second day. It welcomes you daily from early in the morning to its cosy and elegant venue for coffee and breakfast offering amazing vistas towards the Thermaikos Gulf. Shortly after the White Tower, you will find the departure point of OASTH Cultural Bus line (No 50), which will take you on an approximately 1 hour tour around the most historical and cultural monuments of Thessaloniki (Agia Sofia, Aristotelous Square, Agios Dimitrios, Ano Poli, Vlatadon Monastery, Rotunda, etc). Get off the bus at the terminal station and visit the Museum of Byzantine Culture. In its premises operates a restaurant called B. where you can have a light supper with Mediterranean delicacies with references to the French and the Italian cuisine. In the afternoon, you can go for a coffee at Domatio me Thea, on the 5th floor of Olympion in Aristotelous Square, and wrap up your day with a delightful dinner at the all-time classic Clochard, which serves dishes from the modern Mediterranean cuisine.