Day trip to the big city...
Although it wasn't easy to wake up earlier than usual this morning - especially after a night of dancing! - everyone was ready to go at 8.15 to head to Thessaloniki.
In the morning, we did a bus tour of the city, stopping from time to time to see the view and visit the sites. The tour included a marvelous view of Thessaloniki from the top of the Byzantine city walls, a tour of St. Dimitros Byzantine church and its catacombs, the White Tower (which is the symbol of Thessaloniki), the Rotonda, the Citadel and the waterfront, where we also posed in front of the large statue of Alexander the Great.
We had lunch is a very nice restaurant in the Ladadika quarter. The building was converted into a restaurant some years ago, but was originally used for trade. The food was really yummy!
The afternoon was then dedicated to free time so that the group could split up and do what they wanted - whether it was to sit and have a refreshing drink in the sun, a stroll on the boardwalk or a wander in the many cute little shops.
We then met up at 4pm at the White Tower for a group photo and then headed back to the hotel. The group are now resting and/or preparing for the final show tonight: the Talent Show!
Group shot in front of the White Tower - the symbol of Thessaloniki
Checking out the statue of Alexander the Great
Visiting the Catacombs in St. Dimitrios Church