This year, marking the 7th anniversary of the Open House in Thessaloniki I had an opportunity to visit many buildings in the city center and the Armenian Church. I saw a long queue while walking through the side streets and soon I realized that there was the Armenian church I was looking for. In fact, […]
No one can pass by Thessaloniki without hearing about the Great Fire that destroyed the city back in 1917. Living here for a while, it has become more and more interesting for me to discover those parts of the city that have escaped that destruction. It is also interesting to see how they have been changing their purpose throughout the years. We visited Ypsilon and Bensousan Han.
What would it be like if buildings could speak? What would we learn from the many years of trees or other items? Unfortunately, we do not have the power to talk to them, but we can delve into the history of these places or objects. Let’s take a look at the Byzantine Bath in Thessaloniki!
For this event, that took place on the 25th and 26th of November, 98 buildings opened their doors to the people, showing them other parts of the city full of interesting stories. It guided us from places under the ground, untill the highest points of Thessaloniki – Catacombs or Castles -, giving us another point of view and allowing us to understand the beauty and the real size of this northen Greek city. What is better than a nice walk full of interesting information, helping us to enjoy our trip?