Weekend

Sample  Itinerary

While for many travellers Greece is one of those summer destinations that requires at least two weeks to visit (this is true for most Americans, South Americans, Asians etc…), for many others that live within a two to three hour flight radius it has become a weekend destination.  Many of these short stay Europeans flock to Greece even during the summer for a quick 2-3 days in Mykonos or one of the other islands.

In the past few years though, Greece’s two leading cities, Athens and Thessaloniki, have developed themselves in weekend destinations all year around.  In Athens, even in the midst of the worst financial crisis, the city is booming with life.  Everything from restaurants, bars, nightclubs, museums, art galleries, and live music venues are going through a cathartic period which has resulted in a consolidation of some establishments and the rebirth of others.  While certain neighborhoods have felt the full force of the crisis and have been devastated, other neighborhoods have greatly benefited from this.  Furthermore with a multitude of cultural institutions under development (Museum of Modern Art, National Opera House) and those already opened recently such as the Onassis Cultural Foundation and the New Museum of the Acropolis, this city has never been more exciting.

As the same time, up north in Greece’s second biggest city Thessaloniki the urban culture is totally different.  While Athens is all about who one knows in order to gain access to the hip and trendy nightlife, Thessaloniki is much more open and down to earth.

Destinations:  Athens, Thessaloniki


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