Crowning the rocks of the Kalambaka region in Greece, the hanging monasteries of Meteora are a place like no other. A centre of spirituality for centuries, visiting this UNESCO Heritage Site is a must in any trip to the Hellenic Republic.
During my stay in Thessaloniki, I took an incredible day tour to Meteora with Ammon Express. Read more to discover with me this unique site with breathtaking landscapes!
With a kingdom that expanded all the way to Asia, Alexander the Great is one of the most emblematic figures of ancient Greece. Born in Macedonia in 356 BC, a visit to northern Greece is a great opportunity to discover the origins of one of the greatest emperors of all time.
During my stay in Thessaloniki, I took a guided visit with Ammon Express to Pella, birthplace of Alexander the Great and the historical capital of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia, as well as Vergina, home to the Royal Tombs of Aigai where Alexander's father Philip II is buried.
After having visited the Byzantine and Ottoman monuments of the lower town, I continued my two-day trip by exploring the Roman past of Thessaloniki and the three most emblematic sites built during those times: the Agora, the Rotunda and the Arch of Galerius.
My trip would finish with a climb all the way up to the Ano Poli, the upper town. Crowned by a Byzantine and Ottoman-era fortress, it offers the best panoramic views of the Thessaloniki. Continue reading to check them out!
Capital of Greek Macedonia, Thessaloniki is a melting pot like no other in Greece. Influenced along the centuries by the Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires, visiting this modern and unknown Mediterranean city will be like travelling back in time through some of the most influential cultures of history.
Here is the first part of my 2-day itinerary of Thessaloniki, a walk from the port to the White Tower visiting all the highlights that the lower town has to offer!