Thessaloniki was founded in 315 BC by King Cassander of Macedonia. It rapidly became a very important center and one of the major cities of the kingdom during the Hellenistic Era. Today, mostly a student city and a gateway to the Halkidiki peninsula. Here are some interesting facts that you probably didn’t know about the city.
Ioannina – a very cute pit stop
Have you heard about Ioannina? Me neither. It’s the first town in Greece when you cross the border with Albania. I decided to spend a night here before heading to the famous Meteora. Even though there is not much to do here, I recommend spending a day or two just to soak up the peaceful and local atmosphere.
Greek funeral traditions – candlelight, flies and bone cleaning
I spoke to some locals about the Greek traditions and lifestyle and one of the topics that we touched on was how the funerals are held in the Orthodox tradition. Let’s keep in mind that we are talking about old traditions here and lots of those customs got lost with the time, made more efficient and comfortable.