Anna is a very friendly Russian woman from San Francisco, California visited Thessaloniki for some personal reasons. She had the privilege to do some day tours, city tours and got to know Northern Greece with us! We had some wonderful walks in the city center and we explored the most interesting suburbs. We also visited mount Olympus, where we met snow of course, because it was January! We were about to visit the Meteora rocks also but the snowstorms of the last days made Anna rescedule it for nextyear! 😀 (more…)
Donalt Burness November 2016
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Donald is a former University Professor who started writting poems after his retirement. He visited Greece to study the language, learn the culture and travel more. His poems are all about his wife and his journeys around the world, so when he visited Greece he got inspired and wrote some more poems. With Dan I made 2 tours and that is because I met him only some days before he leaves Greece to continue his journey. We visited the ancient city of Dion and the Mt. Hortiatis together. (more…)
Anssi & Anne October 2016
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Annsi and Anne are a young couple and friends from Finnland. They visited Thessaloniki, Greece for their vacation and during their stay we lived a BeenThere experience together in Mt.Hortiatis hiking a bit, collecting chestnuts in the forest, boil them in a fire and making a picnic into nature. This mountain is aproximately 20 Km away from the city center and in October is foul of chestnuts. So we bought some sausages, feta cheese, tomatoes, bread, we took a pot and we started our tour. (more…)
A Travelogue for the back side of Mt. Olympus.
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There is a route of about 70Km at the back side of Mt. Olympus that makes you wanna live there for ever! The food is awesome cause most of the people there are breeders or farmers and their products are always fresh. The road is between Mt.Olympus and the Pierian Mountains, which means that the view is always going to be green and thick mountains of pines and beeches. (more…)
If you ever visit Thessaloniki, put Mt. Hortiatis on your visit list!
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If it’s a cold and sunny day, everybody would dream a day playing with the snow or a hot drink by the fireplace. You can do both in mount Hortiatis! Is less than 60′ driving from down town, so when you visit Thessaloniki for 3 or 4 days and you want to spent the morning into the nature I would definitely suggest you to schedule it. (more…)
Mount Dikeos means “fair” and it’s in Kos island!
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Have you ever visited Kos island and hiked Mt. Dikeos? If not, please, put it on your list cause that island is extra touristic and you will need an unexploited spot with a sense of authenticity. One of those is Mt. Dikeos, is only 846 m high but you can see from its’ top at least 3 more islands and the coast of Turkey! (more…)