3. Tour – The tour was a mixture of history, beautiful buildings, local cuisine, and drinks. We felt that our tour guide picked interesting areas of Thessaloniki with a ton of history. We also loved the stops we made for food and drinks. One of the places was a beautiful Turkish bath. It was a rooftop type bar with gorgeous lighting of the actual bathhouse rooftop.
We saw Thessalonikis oldest mosque built in 1467; it’s called Hamza Bey or as some citizens call it Alkazar. It’s now considered the oldest surviving mosque in Greece. In 1923 the building was no longer used as a mosque, due to the liberation of Thessaloniki from the Turkish occupation. It has been in the process of being restored since 2006.
TIP: Say “Yamas” when toasting in Greece. It means cheers.
Another fascinating place we visited was the Roman Agora. The ancient agora was built by the Romans in the 2nd century AD.; it was the political center of the city. In the 1960s, construction workers digging in the area to build a courthouse came across ancient remains. At that time the plans for the courthouse were halted, and an archaeologist took over and began excavating the area. I can only imagine the vast amount remains that still may lie beneath the surface in Greece. Could you imagine digging in your backyard and finding ancient remains? This concept seems so surreal to me.
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