We traveled from Frankfurt to Thessaloniki on our way to Athens. We had a couple days to explore this lovely city at the end of our trip.
We stayed at the Athina Airport Hotel. We rented a van with CarRentals.com.
We explored the many beautiful churches, walked around a lot, ate lots of fun food, and visited a couple museums.
My favorite was the Catacomb of St. John the Baptist.
We loved seeing the statue of Aristotle.
The White Tower
Alex was especially thrilled to see this enormous statue of Alexander the Great!
We took a boat tour around the bay on a replica of the Argo.
I don’t normally go in for silly tourist things, but this was fun and only cost a drink each and we needed a break from walking and a treat!
We all enjoyed the Museum of Byzantine Culture and Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.
The Archaeological Museum was really very good, lovely displays, and a great summary after all our travels to review.
The displays were in English and explained many aspects of daily life in ancient times, such as beauty routines, toys, weaving, decorations, jewelry, and glass.
The Byzantine Museum was a peek into our medieval studies next year.
Gorgeous mosaics, treasures, and icons.
One room showed a recreation of a house with mosaic floors and frescoed walls. Lots of pottery and lifestyle exhibits.
We bought the combo ticket: €8 for adults. Kids are FREE!
November 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016
Daily 9.00 – 16.00 (Winter opening hours)
I’m so glad we spent some time exploring Thessaloniki – there was so much to see and do!
Check out our Eating Through Greece post! See our whole Greek trip itinerary here.