Thessaloniki is the second largest city of Greece, also the capital of Macedonia. Its landmark is the White Tower, and there are many important sites within easy reach. Apart from being known as a cosmopolitan and commercial center, it is also known for its exceptional nightlife with the famous Ladadika quarter.
Have you ever heard of the "Greek Blues" - the Rebetica songs? Well, these songs were brought into the urban and poorer port areas of Greece by the mass of Asia Minor Greek refugees after the Balkan Wars of 1913 and the fall of Constantinople in 1921. They are still very popular today, even with the younger generation!!! Thessaloniki was one of the much-favored places where this music thrived. In fact, it is the birthplace of many of today’s most popular Greek musical artists, some of whom have become quite popular internationally.
As one of the highlights of your stay in this fantastic city, we will give you the opportunity to experience a live performance of this captivating music, accompanied by an atmosphere unlike any other you have ever experienced. The music scene in the city is vibrant and diverse and includes nightclubs, dance halls, discos, cafés and music bars, jazz clubs, gay bars and clubs, and a wealth of live performances, both musical and theatrical. It is, after all, the cultural capital of northern Greece!
During your travels within the city and its surrounding regions, you will find excellent fresh cuisine, terrific shopping, an abundance of nightlife and cultural activities, and a people proud of their heritage and well known for their warm and welcoming hospitality.