Walki

o,._g
A large part of'the toWn-IS

history

h istorl cal r cen tre has been converted. into a 3- k'i I CJ metre pedestnen zone
(the largest in Europe),

lea ding to the maio ret rchaec log ieal sites

r\arcl:r!aeologlca I park',
recon structlnq

-to a Iatg e deg neethe ancient fa noscape. Either 011 foot 0 r by' ke,

ol

the ~IGrand Pro'menadell
'1'5 a n u nforgettabl,e

experience, a real joumey throu g h history ...

Wa king
The toli r st:.a ,at llhe '~p:le o-f Cliljliflpla n z.at!s rts ('6th C. e.,C.)I' ,one of tm~ Ilargest In a flblqul~ and ~Io:ilely the Hadria n~ Ard1, (1::H A.D,}, w~lch 'forms tlhe, ,5ymbolk: ,efllbranos' 1((1 '~t1e (lilty, From tl'I~~ walkirng .along Dlonysslou ~Op9g~i~tJ SUeet
YOiJIPG55the anQielfi~ iheal1e (i~'DiOIfiYSSOS(5~h G, B.C.') where most of ~rne w-arb by SnpIlocIe5r Euripidesl .A.~llylos anti; Ahistfi;pha nBS were pafmrnedr tile FiJli15 of the A5k1~pieioh (.Stll c. r B.C.) and tile Stoal of EUriilerres (2001 c. 11.C,) and from ~Ilffe to the Odeiorll of lHerodes Moc!U5f whidl W.a5 built in 1,61 A. D. ~lfidl ls oowad'ay.s the ViEnLre of: 'ljfie Atllieiii5 Fe5~i'!falS perl\JrrnanGe5"~ from thelFe you climlD' up to the sacre~ rod;; of the ACIrOpolis, 'Che sIte GFsome of the most impOlittalrlt masterpieces of 'li'!'oiritliWide ,architeebUi"e i:lHlldi.a rt -the P~,opy.laeal'tine tem pie of ~rneA.i!rneneNlike and tine Ererntlieion~he moffit renowned of whidl is: tine Pallthll:~oorn remlPl~, bu ilt by C'allicriltes and ] ~im1G, durl rlg the Stln c. B.C. .a 001 glorioti5ly decorated bV famous soulptor Ph i~ia5, Qrilly 300m a~~1' !from the sacred rod< of tine ,A.'Gropol~5tands s tine impressive new A.cropalis MU5elJjm~ wi; idl hOll-ses: 41000 priceless finds rrom the A.ttopcli5:

aug
(ioml ng ,down from tJhe:PiC~DOlis YOOI ,@ iiriV!E, a~ '~he Arelo$ F'i!l!jOS~, tIfJ~, most amdent law eeu it of ~he 'MJfId. Or;ilPQSi~ It lis Ph IIQ~Pf.I'O!J Hill~ wltlh Its ooa!J~ffiul OO~DIajI IItilile 'f'oods; ami ttle Romt! 11 ffiQiliJmerrt l1y lIi'Ie,.$ame rlame om its ttJp'~while dMeby is: 'mile PnfY~~'W!l€ re '~tle CiliZeflS (if an(jiern~, A~tllEfiS used ~o assemble and exelitt lltieir' demnoorattic rights.

istary

w.a Iking

farthff alorilg tJile pediesbriiaH"I woad ~tOu ~liIiive at the Aneient, Agcrn,r '~he commerclal, paliti:t.all andl rei igiolJ5 cenl:riE of anciernt ,A.then~ 'fv.~ththe Thmnple of HephaisttG-5milSidereri to be tine best-preserved temple of greek anti!! uily, N:earnYr yoU! will firnd 'btle R'Omi:iirn AgOfiil witln the fa I'Ji'ieidI V1TJOiNff of ~ Winds:'"' -(i!.st c. IB, C,} and

Haod ni!3ii'ilf,s liocary (,UJ A.D,) ,
Flrol'1fl dl5jl

there, \.iia EilfiiIO!J.i5trffi~

yOiJl arrnve at the

KeAmeiko.5r '!fie la~e5tt CMletery of the anCiiernt witln im,pre:-..ssv.etomb sculptures and steiae.

mom,ilif:len~.

rs
does not restrict itself on IIf to these u nlq ue a rchaeoloq ka I 5 ires.
Howe-verl our tau r of en r:hantrn g Ath ens,
T!'rIe ~1ie'Fi11
''400F\f~r'' Qf tfi'!e an~a i5: Pi!tmi!'ll~s str~tr
CQITI

w,~

'Itlhe fooos!:I,IFf

raeree is OOIlQ~~t~'j'

r€lllflil'ildi Ilg strmnglly. Of tIh@ Middle Et~st lRIere ~r@ $iW~tecI. ,among Otl'1l@F:S, 'liihg: ~da5$ical m'aI'i~!"IS

Plali.':>alttJe.lMtlens' Qld9$t dllsbtilct. has been IIfIt'laDlted , wltlhQut Interr!.!!pttlml sil'K-e arJtlq'!ji~" Wfj IIi:lJng 'It! rough '~he narrow la byn nbhlm~ sbreets IIntedl wlllh OO!.!!5eS and mnanslO'!)$ '!'rom ~he time ,of 1Jhe Thrtl:1i1'l oc-cupablon and '~he 1~1~lca~ ~ (l9~h c,). you willi el1lOO!.!!n~r flndeflt >fIilOitIJlUmefltB. scores O'f By,Ulntroo cMu'urctUi!s alfld rem nants of tthe Gttoiffnaiil :SemI1tlary. 'et a I.}. Ttltere are a lso some !nteresbllilg

of ti'!@: 'lFOI.N1i'! 1f!I~llt th@ MUII!'Jicipall f.t!lrt,& (wI1~!fe m~tt; 'fiB!'!!iii ~I v~b!~ , are sold) ~ Ild spaoous
Kotzl,a
SqllJ8IFi!:. tltl!!!

Wlti!1ln

build! flg$ {mo.squesr a lIrkiSn

baiti~, a Musl~m ca~1' DFlirs.
'brad ItIDnall

museums, lots OJ picillYres!I!Je
as we! I as .shop$ selling Greek [prod uee,

't.av.6nfl@SI'

~ol1lfid~!i'Y of ,A!1:tJ~~~. !listQfii~~ centm ~I~ are the pidure:sq I.If: n~iglh'bol,!lrl'1loods of M~ kliiy.i~n Ili (WIl'l~F~ the new AcrQpd!is Ml,!ISeufIil :!it8I!"l d$); A Ii'! 0 P'@'bFil~QIl~r !hissio, I~~mfiei kos ,~t!''j{1 ~);"Qu F~,@iOr as well as t:h~ GiiI~ ares, v.lit~ the former G~s,WQnks, which now lh~'!t~ been turned i!'llOO ~ C:l!,JIbUF@1 altre of tihg: At'hI1!:!l$ rn unidpil!!ity c

~!J\i'enir5alfld

(~dMnopQ.liif)-

'Conti tlullllg ifroTIl PIa,ka! you arrh;e at MomasbhrakJ,r ii!I (h~rattsrlstl~ araa of "~d"" A_~tlSr with narrow W'eets ,fj i1d sil1all bulldl t\g$ wtiere 11Ie, (lity~ tmdltrufUl'1 DaZctlar (IFiea Ma nket) 15held., ~ to It Is iItls P~1i1 areal' a tliatiJ!tIDml'l oolglhooti moodl whklh du~lng '~he paSIZf~J \jear.$ nas ,e-vOlflfOO lllfl~ Ofi~, of me most Important "(,entre5;"" ,of the '~n'$ n IglhtliFIE. lHiowe,vef. tlhe,' ' mea rf" ,of '000 hlsto~lcal O:!IfI~reIs ttle tradlUcma I c~n'wnerdal :area. w!tlh more iltiaiil 2r.500 soops .m all Ij:jJnast which spre~ out ever me :streets SUrr{(illllfldlit'lgtlhe ooi1flmercla~ Ermnou ,$breet

Ete

Ily

yours
,to the Panathenai kDIll (Kallimi3irmaro) S!t3d i!lJ1IiIl1 'iiJIlere the, "first Glymr;:!i'c Gime5 in modem !history (1896)1 \¥Bre held. fnllm there, GOsSilllg tne Meltz areal the road leads '':fClu the First Cemeteryl the to ofd'E:St one in AttHll:i'~ bi;lsica Ily an ourltd OOF sculptullre dlisJlilav with a !Mei3iltih af '!,i\lorniJIerITui mon uraental '~l]Imt!slOCJ,:nBS, From Gmornial SlllJli31l'e ~1l"In5; lPatissjon stre:e_tt:~ a bus-y sttreet mh inrer,:es'ting buildings", a monast whi:Ch

ere the lNeocla;ssjca1ma nslons of the Polytechnic
School and the NiCI inlli3 I Al1l:111asolagical Mus€!lJ1IiIl1 t liiJhklll ralllks amorng tIrE leadiflgl m I.ISeUms in the !MOrid and llla5!i::s mire art treasures from the rN~lilhr{: ,e~ up'to th~: PiOfi1f!~fil period- Clo~ to tn~

museum

lis, tl~

l~rdhr~

area,

till

ci'iliJwmi'1l9

l!'!@i'g'hbOlllrl~godl; ~)l;ljtiofl~1 I!;i rne~ting !j)i!iri'l~ ,iii ~ nome to m~IilY ,s'budell'ts, and I!;irti&ULFrom IE~lflChi~j ,crossi rtg '~8: ~@ap~li district" YVlI.I 'caFh eli mb '~IiI~ verd~n~ L~ootW$ frilll!. fuull'f! iittstop you Il~~~ ~ 'V'iew of tn~ @I!'!timdity~ ,~III 'tti''18: way to, ttle ~_ On th~ otlll~r side of tIfI@ h III is th@ Kolofil~'ki dli~bi~ 'who~~ bOlll!"ldl~ty ls ~il issls Soph~~ A\i"~I'iII!,J~. Q!iI~

or

tl"!~ most 9 fi!llndios~ $'bT~ts O'f Athen~ with b~l:IIl.!ItilfuJ bl,!liJdi~;s ~ndl m~!yy museums {iQy,l~dic ,A~ ~1W!k:il Byzi!lll'il'iiIiln~ ~mjl Chri~i~1!'I Ml,Js~umnl rN;;!tion~1 Q!II~~ Irtc,). ]n, Kolonilki, one of tlll~ ~kI;o;s, to ~&: iliIli'!dI lb€ ~Ii'!i you '1.'11111 'find rn~I!'!Y !ilIlod~rm ~l!,Jrarrts,i' Ib(!lutjOlI!,J~iii! ~ ~f~i while it ls 'JI.fOrtl1ll,OOnil~' tom~ ,8 stfiilll 1tJ F~g'h th€ C:!!!rnl!ir,ijl

stt~
r~lll;Jrn

wibh th~ir ,~rt d'fi;oo, art
blUiIdlings_

~OIU~UI

,~11d

OVI
The sourthem suburbs '!l'F tne dtv~ located 0111 tIile cmalt: of the Si}l"OrnilCGulf~ offer many opJxlrituniliiies ba tal:ie a \'l[;alk:alDng the seaside, while ¥OLllwiill ,aISiJI find lI1I1anv bea utiFu I ong.anised and! free beachies", la rg e s'hlIpping centers a rn:I rni:ghtc'1!lJbs.~especially dur~ng tile sum niter) .. On the opposite dil'ect:iiJIrn~ illl tIlle- MaTOOssi suburb (1II0n1lh offthe IDelltre) are: tne f.a.c'illitiffi of the Qlymp.ic AtIl'leti[ Cerntre· of AJiJheJl§", wiheFe'tne mna]Clrrity of the a~hlE:ti1[ ,evernts were· h.ell:l dur~ng tlhe 2QO.ill At:t815 0Iym pic Ga rnBS~ tile iii rst illl :2 151: cernbury; Kifissia ~[l1lJ1rth, CIt Mall'[]IL.lIssi} is a ISiJI worttli'l a v;isi~ w'il:.rn its ibeaUlbiff,ul'Villllas a 00 im p.F5;si\;'e mansions.

But apit!! t from all these, Athens r 15 the Idee I base '00 visit some of the greatest a nd most 'fa molts 51 g hits a rid a rchaeo log ical sites in Attica a nd ne~rbv areas

MOF'OOVerf, YOLll may vis~ a f1!)ongst otners, ttile neiglllbo!lJrirng of Pi'rae!lJsf, 'Greece'S mai n JKIrt hvhiich nO!ilJadlays. forms CIne big OOfig lomerate 'l.vitth A'!iihel1S)~ 'Illhe Da phm Monas.terv (11 iklinl 'Nestl~ one of tile mast significa nt Byzal!T~ine. manu flilen'Q;;.off the country ('1!.2th c) with, U lli!Jlue lilIlosai'cs., title Kai.sXlriani fi.'1Dllamrr (5 ~rliI eas.t}~ \i'I.If1ich was founded illl the 2rnd C:eI1l~Llryi. the Ca pe Sou nio {SS, km solJlljh) wiith its. asmlllisfling v,iew and tIlle. temple (If p.~don (5tih I[. B.c.)1. 'Followillig i3I wonderfu I route along the CQ~ the area tile battlE: of Mamlmn (4'91)

mwn

B.C.) witln Ute Tomb {Iff Mcll[r~nonr 'mile ail'dJaeolog~Gal sittes of ElelUSlrla (2.3; [kin west)r of Ampliiia reiOn {4B km 00 mtlea 5lt) I of VRivron (313 km east) .a 00 Ramnnau6; (oose to MallCltlhon)l as well as tine 'WOrlIdfffllil SIJi':r'filJooi ~ lIfIiJiJ..in'taiin ml3issifs of Pam i~na'r
P'eiil rei il [100 H'r.'Iii:ettos.

or

D lsooverl ng the soul of a city is much more til an a q I.JI ick tou r a round its monuments and sig'i'rtseei ng. Athens III perti cula r is a dty th at offers a great: SLJ m of choices, easily accesslble an d vis ltor fri end Iy a round th e year.

..,.soopplngl? AtiMens Is ttl.e pelfl~ pl:aoo f~r soopplng thernpy'! In the city cen:tre arrtd H1te 9!Jb!'Ufba:YOll wi III tlnd Il.IXl!MU6 ~'er)lntmentt stm-:es
,a001 srn:all I nl:imate 5iMOPS with all ttlifl: bra oo,-rn:!-i1il:e$ (itf fashlon~, as, well as malllV Greek IProo !JICllS.,Take,a stroll In Eiliflnou stree~. one >& tl'le best iHlr!8f1a: fair

or

tlheme ptJrk: I n _~thens~, nile thetlil~tic .... AdventJJ..lfe ~rl(Y a~ IMalakasa (40 km oortlh frem AltlJens), a ild the \'A'WeaI ~~bglcali Palik'" (~I.!li:slde Al!htems)r ene the la ilJ@t moo, In the 19a1KatllS.

the \'Alloll

Fun Pallkrr; 'It!e

'!) rea test

~musement

soopplng

and tlhe, 2.5m) shops In the tl(J~J,I~ona~

Ready for...

commni2r.u.:a1 area of the, city :;eliing a wide ra nge ,o~· prOOljcis, get aroullld In KOI@nakl alfe@ WlleI'e ~L! will ft 00 li'rI~mv ,selling expet1lSl'!Ie'brands andl high coutJure an{il ifeeI title cosFIOOpollban ,1:ilr In V~ljkm.JffiStlolU $tr;eet 'Olll~, ,of the tI ippest afl~' 'Ire~diest In li5ut'(!r;!'e with lIt!e I~re£ll'tllol.l:;' deslglt1lei' boublqll!2S ,lima H1te WCiirld-renowned jewelleiiY srofi2S. Ola:oover the "'oohtarnlan-dlie'" :fihops seillngi clothes. old' reeords, ~~ a 001 ha ooHliIrifde ,jevM!II'efy ,In Exaiid1ia area and 'bhe ,5el1l5atIDna'lfilea

~oop.s

.•. a ,!f~1 Flil? Ot1le adlw111V d~"t have ,to get om a f~rry ro 'l.tJe 1$lands to ,et1ljcry.S'Wlmmlnlj 11m l!he Aegeal1 Sea. AltIefls has 'boo ufllqu~, privilege of e ffeifI_i'lg1 a Woole, stJiI_i'lg1 of beaches along' the Apollo

new and

Mark~tt In McmMl1rakll, dlspl8l~it1lg 9 ret balfg~l!1S ,on seoofl~i hand goods.

...haflllllg ~Llrn~ibh YOUT chi Idretil" Stroll arou 001 ~lite National 'Gardlern where you will riilla CI small pjnd wiUn d iJeks~, !:Ii 5ii11'1311aQ1 'tlI1e EIO'tallilica1 MiJS8iJ11'1'11 z .a childrern;s libn;ary iiillctl a playglfoumd. V~5i~ ~.Ile ,0; il{]tffIiS Mus€:wm ,aMI '!fie M[js8um M Gre:eJt
in Pllaka~ ~Iite 'I'IPI~ netariu mi"l'of itlne. IEiJlgeillide..s ootatiUifilr one o~· Fc!u the biggest and better' equipped d,igital, plaliiietiJ r'iUliili5 iill '~he 'tvo:rlil~ tti'Je'!';Q}ulaiiidriS INl:rilJrail ,a;lltl'reti;'S ~ bo~ 51tuated

C:o@~, on IV 20'-00' FfOmn cl[y cerrb~, aOOMsllJlle ttt'rte by ,car;. public buses, tram or evefl yoltJU' blkoe,ror a real SPOItDllIe ~fl!Oe~ Many of '~hem are organl zecJ~ Qffiarirrtg cha l'ig1f!{II ~bins, ~lf-sf!liVlce restau rants and wiltJ6r sport: facilities., I,n tiMe,gli'eaTIeii affia ,or Mica (00 iIrIOfla tihan .SO ]l;J111ltrom the city centre)r Y<!iiJ can Find less ~wde.d t1hough ~!Aally n ce and ~rg~ nlzed beadh!2S. .•.relaxlngl tmrnl.lgh golf? The Golf ,00ufS€~ ~ted In GIy:fadi3I, a seaside suburb of ~lbllefls,lsi an liS-hole • Pair-72 course. n is landscaped witlh iTlrll:ti:re trees and shlrtjbbeny ama F:requemtly hosts 51g hi Ili C!lmt
inltematinl1al
e!ifffltE.

and li~~ "Qa la" Cenrmre), ~he 'I'IHellelflic Cosmos}.! Ipre.5Entting' tine ClI['KJiellitt reek g hi5tJJty in ,a vili1tiJIa i'ffiiIlibl 'booa~re. Enjoy yourself in I
Hli5'OOry

Museum"

.•.reachlthg ~ to;p7 MOlIDt &ilVIiilBttoSr Pen~~~ or' Pairrnitliia (ltxafteal 30 km noli'ttlilWE!-st and Ilmtiiitg one of Gre~ National !barb} seem to be '!Ala iting: for' \j!]U. AttfLaI IIi'lOiJlflltaiiii5,1 .... ng affeir [II wliiole ~ jrj af tldil5: th I'fiIJQ h wontlerfbl iIIatu ral 5cetilery~,several mysrnc 'ca\!e5 as weill as i:lrndmt and Ryza nl:jne monuments. People who lo\te hmelbaek riding.!' mourrtain lDi ke 011" rod c~mnbing~will a~5Dbe at '~oor bes~ meirs.
(f

es
For a city so steep-ed in myth and h istory~ Athens seems to be surprl 5i ng Iy modern. Aithoug h yo u can see Pa rthenen 100 mi ng I'argIE from a'imost a ny cornell contem ~orary Athens seems to pay same ettermon on liv Ing fa i today -efter-h CI urs bars, Greek fol k musk sta FS a nd beach parti es 'till dawn.
ln Psyni~ the LlIpnising dlistrict ibe'b.iveern ,At:hina5 a lid EnmDLlI streets, Yo!lJ'lll 'firndl SCIme ,M AlthertS' navest and mDSt: popular rest:a!lJrants.r coffee shops, dLllbs and galleries. NearrtD.Vl two more dlr~rnru, re beillg a IFevrta liiZed:, 1K;_erallllleikos and Gazif, home of tne A:ltihellS MLlIni'cipall CLlIltural1 Center '"Tec:hrlDpDIi.s1T (a fnrrner IGas '\J'iJo:r'ks) as weill as of numerous trendy' IFeSItilU rants, coffee shops anal dubs ~(ea'bJJrirng g reek, etihnicl daace, Itmrnge or rock music) andthe iimpressi'lle mew IBernaki M'LJ§BLInrI BUlilaliIIg.

by

II

h

It is wi'de.1V ~nl)'!,~rn tl1a~ Gr'~ enJoy t1hei r nightli'fe and tlha~ iI:Iley d Drn'tt'think of dliirnrner urnti~et l:eas~ 9 d
clock i n '~B evening (even la~,er dI!lJring summertime}. Amu lid mnidrni:ght, the party' mary' Il"IOOVeon to ,a dub (01" m!lJsi'c ,alid darnci~l. 'V.DLlI ~oLII!JI IPlIObi31bliy'try' at IBDslt, OI1l[e 00, Iive title looLJzou'ki;a 'BXperience.

tern 00) it is more than certa·in tlfJa~you will m1lf1d a lat oF rnoite5 yeaii'" round. Altilialfls,maintai IlS rnoce 15ilan 100 adi\!\E: thea~rica~ SCffIe~ 35 well as v>arliou5 liVe music and dance :stages. Everry 5iJ1liliiliier-r the iHlellelflit IFesl1rival Feabune5, fa mDllS IGreek ana Mt8Qrn a rlli5t5 at the 'Od'£on o~ Heredes Attirus alfll] other Yeiflue5. SeveffCl11jazz, rock and pap sitars iTIni3iKe ,appearane:-as at the .outdoor ar'lilphj~~toE:r' near ltiie top ef ilyrnbettlU5 Hill dlU~frlg the suli1lirnef". Rook'ii,!ave feslillV'alr Atlnei15 DarilCe Festi'olal arnd ~E:ral moce l inti ivitJwl a ppearaiilee5 i n d ubs, lineatre5 alfld

"footlball g~QIJlfld5seem 'ttl! form alfl iI1reta5'~ilflg;l' jO)'flJl ni:g htliFe menu felt' IPeople of .alll ages; ,a00 lifestyle a pproaches, Wlria!E1fff YOIJ 'firlii31lly deCide to do.l mere is. one 'lTIing you may be de~ilflitely, sure about ,Athelfl5 is, 'b1le ideall,ci'qr tt!li live h[rJt tlnlry a true expenienter Ibut a lso CI lreal ainU] IPlIi'e '!EnipttimiOIfl ...

If YDU are 'Fond of anciellt
Of'

d ral!lflalf, modem
t'll

music

(ITram

classical

theatre eled:roil-da 008 a 111:1

~£:..

Reax
Thesselon ikl is a yo uthful rnetropol i5 with an intriguing rnu Iti-eth nic history and a!n a rt:y' COIJ nte rcu Itu re, a Iively modem place" bustl i ng with life and movement. You may here enj,oy a great lifrestyle with all yO!J r se nses,

&

a day o
,area witlh its VDlJI1:h meetil!lg points, '1ilhE: Internationa I Trade Fair gll"O!lJl!lds'l iI:Ile, The:ssaloniki C!Jl1icert IHalll1 the Nationall 'Theater of Nolf'lthem Greeee stages a 001 '~E: LaZ3IJi~t Manas~e:rv' {H!H36}1 1!l0W used {or C!!JItural events. 'Viisit tine splendid! AJrcti3e:alogicall ML.!Lseum~tiIle Folk and Elhnograprni'c iM!lJ5eUlIl1llI the: Staite IM!lJseuJI!1nf o Corrtell1llporalrY ,;i!!.'~ 'IililE lfhe§alnn'il!ji 111 E[lilal M L.tsetHlil ... et, a I.

_- -=---=:_:...... _ .•.

Sbrdl~ alollg the Nill:is Aven 00 (J1!l the \-oalterfrnnt with lots ,O'F caiTffi and bars and a l!lflagniFiic:ent: 'View o{ tile ,[lipall sea OF the ""Neal Pa~a Ii'a'" (f',!ffi!'!.1 -i6astem- Sea"frol!lt}1 tbe mew "rrend;¥ of the I['iliy~ with theme pa rks, lakes, cyc~ing routes, IplavglFOOfld_s/ 'tenlllis, ,a00i basketball fiellis and il:Jr.aoksfur sltate-bl)a Nfs5" [)rilllk VDLJlrCDITIf.ee ill1the im pressive ltieallJfX-ai"ts,Aris,-. totelaus Square, '1tihE: "heart" o{ the dty or in IElel'll:h-,
erias Square,

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tiis~oJ]Irv;. ",val}:;jflgl ;allJllIg tile ns nrm-II streets of ,;i!!.I'llD Poli (01(11 :town qua rtter)~ ~n whi'c'h mal'llY lllotalble eJoijaaples af ottomal!l r alild 'bradiitiDna I maiced!JllIian: ,aIFchitectufol:: stiill standi am;! halVe a romantic din IlEF ITbr 'MD 'in ,allittle tavern by the: B:yza ntirre 'WiI11I'5 and! the HeptaPY'!!ion castle '-yOUl 'I.-'i:illnever ro:rg;et iIfIe 'iJi&v. Smell tne a~oma or' 'BXO~C SPices ill the tradiiti[mal marketts: tne MDdiall1a'l which lis housed ii'll a redangUllar b!lJildilllgl of 1922~ with pedimented fu~de al!ld glass lFOllf; tiMe' Ka pa ni or '\llaI1s [lila 1ikEt~ ,iliithona6; :Sq!lJal',e and tltie 'LoIiJJoUldadikat ~.IiteIr.i31IfY' fil[]l."i/e:I' mill r kelt). Freel iI::Ille, 6~mppjl!lg temperail::wre, rise,. as yD!lJ wal k on tne g lam 0 1l"O!lJS: rtJiitropoleos Stlr8~ "irsi'rmislkii Street ,and EITnOU Str,eet areal or 'Nal!lder around the modem shi!lppil!lg centres of iIfIe c'illy.

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Go ,a' swim to the beaches near the my or t'l] Hal kill iki dlis'brid:1 one of 1tihe most beeutiful, popu lar and u p-scaled IDUlliist areas i"n Greece. p.a~{tn bute to title sign'iffiical1l~ an: IhaeoJogica I sites oD'F Vel"gina~ wi~h the spectacular Rayal lJ:"omhs 'I]I'F 'tttlte anci'ent city rugai ail'ildl off IPihilipt:l(li withl its dlistiill1di';,;lE i31nci'erlt tJMeatre,. as well as 'ttO' fiiI:ournt Atihosl whi'ch "hmts .... 'tvifernliy' alill1azing IByzal!lti'oo monasteries ill an u nrii va Iled! landscaoe, 'Fargett:tD expenence the unlquetaste a 001 of' the lrenowned all 'Di'iJer Gr,eece loeall C!!Jis:iIilEr:rnezedes sUlcih a;s; tzierosa rmedes, IrmydCipilaro, SJiicy peppelfS with cheese OF' shJlifed S!Q uid as well ,a;s;he d'eli:C'io!lJslrysweet trlgolila a nd the 'bradi't '~onall crea rmy lbiJugatsa.
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Nig:htl ire in Thessa 1:0 ni k i is exceptional and buzzing 24 hours a day. In habitants of Macedon fa (a pilEd seem almost to live for that: and enjoy every m inuts, 'from sunset ti II dawn.
One' may beglnl 'Iioilbh the !'\~'Itt' {Wl)11} i1!Ilontjl tJhe harnoo r 'F1f'oIifl ~Ji'lstot~lous, Sq,iJa re all 'it!e '!M[,!Y oo-y~t1td 'boo W'ti ite Tt!fwer .a 00 oori~nue In one >0r tJMe iEleg,ant 'rest.a uranl5~ ~l!lZenles titlld taverns :5~ad amund toVi.lll Later en, '~he 'party mQYe.5 ~l)i tJhe n UFOOt'9!JS eluDs ,~rtd bait'S, whlon ~y op8n 'till late at nlg ht (,attlllally, ea rly lin 'tthe mornl 119). Th~ woo p.refer '~ oouwukl music can ctlO!D!i}9: rrem a wJde range of d'i61ce5 In tIMearea, near '~he AI~rt A 161: or ti1i&!, dty's nl.glh~lIfe evolves aroundl \'Or~ylo,s~; , an ,old 1Ii.i~l1id~ill that bas been !OOfIverttedto a OOMplex o~ dl!!b$ a rKll~ urants, LrJdadilta -dlstlilet nsar tJhe, haifDour -a former ~fJlfll;)lliIg dla$$ area, w~l{h has lbeen d~IQ;~ Into ani area devo~edl ~JQ ,et1l~erlain rmmt- as ~II as t1hraa rea lne.tJf Uile University s.~em to 00 'Iillle pla~s;-'k!J-be, ]n few WOO'ds, Th~sa 101'1114s .a, (QSFiOO~liban eJ1y I y~lJ! may never have efloog h >O'f, so, just let Its spini~ elill,ertalt1l Y<!IU!,·,.

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