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Colors of Thessaloniki - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Aristotle Square, Thessaloniki, Greece Thessaloniki holds annually various holidays and festivals. Original country holidays will be of great pleasure for eager dancing fans, gastronomy tourism enthusiasts and modern cinema art admirers. In the middle of December the resort is visited by latina dancing fans as the Salsa Cubana festival falls exactly within this period. The Afro Cuban Dancing festival is an all-comers’ dancing competition in which all the festival participants can take part.
Discovering the architecture of Thessaloniki from bird's eye view! Hagia Sophia, Arch of Galerius, Heptapyrgion, OTE Tower, all those monuments are defining the image of Thessaloniki … Open
The guests of the festivals will enjoy various events and entertainments during the festival apart from the brightest performances and competitions of pro dancers. Engaging bright parties and discos, master classes by globally renowned dance coaches, special excursions and musical evenings will add to the pleasure of the festival guests. The greatest natianl dancing event will be of great pleasure for true dance and music fans.
The first dancing festival took place in Thessaloniki just a few years ago. Today the festival is a part of cultural life of the city and is a recommended event to visit for tourists wishing to get a deeper insight into the culture of the country. Annually the festival is visited by famous musicians and performers making the festival even more engaging and interesting. Thessaloniki is commonly referred to as the gastronomy capital of the country. The city hosts several excellent restaurants known far beyond the country boundaries. Copyright
White Tower, Rotunda of Galerius, Zeitenlik, as well as many others, they all become the world's cultural heritage objects and remain as iconic monuments for Thessaloniki … Open
A few years ago the resort was appointed as an established place for holding of the International Food Festival. The haute cuisine admirers should visit Thessaloniki in the beginning of November. The city turns into a huge restaurant complex for a few weeks. The International Thessaloniki Food Festival is attended by more than three hundreds of expert cooks from all over the country as well as famous culinary masters from other countries. The festival lasts for more than three weeks. Evenings most restaurants and cafes of the city hold various gastronomy events.
Church in Thessaloniki, Greece The guests of the festival can not only enjoy dainty festive treats by famous cooks but directly take part in the process of cooking of these marvelous culinary masterpieces. The youngest visitors of the Festival will also discover lots of exciting events. They will also have a chance to perform their cooking skills.
This Greek resort is famous not only by its magnificent beaches, but also by rich historical heritage. The history of the city enumerates more than 23 centuries, and every era has added some … Open
Another exciting ethnic holiday is the Dimitria Festival which was found in 1966. According to historical data the festival dates back to the epoch of the Byzantine Empire. The festival commemorates the city’s patron saint – the Saint Demetrius. The entertainment program of the festival includes various theatrical performances, festive parades and marches as well as different conferences.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Thessaloniki
♥   Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Thessaloniki, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Thessaloniki
♥   Castle 'Walls of Thessaloniki' Thessaloniki, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Heptapyrgion' Thessaloniki, 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'White Tower of Thessaloniki' Thessaloniki, 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Fokea Tower' Fokea, 68.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Platamon Castle' Platamon, 76.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

National traditions of Greece

The Greeks are very temperamental and emotional people. During a conversation, they often communicate in a high tone and actively gesture and touch each other. Ordinary gestures can take on new meanings. For example, a spread palm, if sharply directed towards a person, can be regarded as a gross insult. At a meeting, friends kiss each other on both cheeks irrespective of sex or age. Handshakes are usually used only when meeting. A nod, which is the traditional consent sign, means denial in Greece. To emphasize their disagreement the Greeks quickly nod from the bottom up and usually click their tongue. … Open
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