3 days in Thessaloniki for singles

3 days in Thessaloniki for singles

Day 1

The city's landmark, the White Tower on Nikis Avenue, will be your first stop during your visit to Thessaloniki. Then head to Navarinou pedestrian Street to admire the Arch of Galerius (known as Kamara) and the Rotunda. Re-energize yourself by taking a coffee break on Iktinou and Zefxidos pedestrain streets. The youngsters' favorite haunt here is Pasta Flora Darling. Later on spend some time shopping on the commercial Tsimiski, Mitropoleos and Proxenou Koromila streets. The Cinema Museum in the port warehouse will take you on a tour into the world of the seventh art. At midday you can sample dishes from Kasos island at Fri in Ladadika. Gear up for an eventful evening and join the locals in the taverns and snack bars in Athonos Square or Bit Pazar. Later at night go to the famous Valaoritou Street for super cocktails at Elvis or sophisticated tequilas at La Doze.

Day 2

Start your day in the most leisurely way, drinking coffee overlooking the waters of the Thermaikos. Walk towards Nea Paralia and sit outdoors at Bungalow White to enjoy a panoramic view of Thessaloniki. Continue on foot (or take advantage of the first free of charge private bike rental and use one of the bikes available at the City Hall) towards the Concert Hall and wander around the theme parks along Nea Paralia. From there take the bus (if you are on foot) and head east to Kalamaria and Nea Krini. There, with Aretsou Marina in the background, you can try fresh fish and seafood in one of the district's famous taverns. In the afternoon, head to Ano Poli, from where you will admire the panoramic views of Thessaloniki and the Thermaikos. Afterwards, visit the taverns in Tsinariou Square for an authentic culinary feast. The night will find you drinking in one of the bars in Colombou Arcade (Cantina Tropicana, Fox Trot).

Day 3

Coffee in one of the haunts on Nikis Avenue, Mitropoleos Street or in Aristotelous Square is considered a must to start your day. Depending on your preference, you can choose from the alternative Thermaikos, elegant Boston, the French type bistrot, Mon Frere, or the well-known Apallou and Nooon. Try the famous tsoureki (bun) of Terkenlis (at the junction of Tsimiski Street and Aristotelous Square) and then visit cultural sites such as the Museum of Byzantine History and the Teloglion Foundation of Art. In the Diagonios district you can have lunch at Canteen (Mediterranean cuisine), To Elliniko with its variety of snacks or the all time classic, Diagonios, with its famous soutzoukakia (meatballs). Later in the afternoon head to the airport, to visit Mediterranean Cosmos Mall. After a session of shopping therapy, relax with a drink at one of the cafes located near the main entrance.