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Greece | The Best View of Aristotelous Square from Electra Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki.

December 18, 2015
Electra Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece

The Greek Mister was feeling so awkward as we walked in one of the most iconic buildings of Thessaloniki, the Electra Palace Hotel. He told me that while it’s very normal for us to do it in Dubai or Doha, they never ever go in a 5 star hotel to have a coffee in Thessaloniki. There are so many other cafes around the area, we’re in Greece after all, why did I want to go to the one inside Electra Palace Hotel? I only have one answer to that – the view.

Electra Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece

Yota, my Thessaloniki guide who is actually a friend of The Greek Mister, mentioned the Orizontes Roof Garden to me once while we’re having a few drinks. She said the view is fantastic from there, it immediately piqued my interest of course. I’m a sucker for great views. I’d even overcome my fear of heights and climb up a mountain with only a rope to stabilize my every step just to see one. So yes, I do have a thing for great views.

Electra Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece

And the one at the rooftop garden of Electra Palace Hotel was one for the books no less. It was breathtaking, even The Greek Mister, who was now convinced that it was a good idea to have coffee there was impressed by it. Photos were immediately taken as soon as we arrived. Overlooking the lively Aristotelous Square and the endless sea of Thermaikos Gulf, it clearly is one of the best views you can ever have in Thessaloniki. Can you imagine having your morning breakfast in this restaurant? That’s worth waking up for if you ask me.

Electra Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece

Of course there is a corresponding price for enjoying such view in a prime location in a 5-star hotel, the coffee is double the amount here compared to the ones that you will get from the cafes dotted everywhere in the city. It’s absolutely worth it though.

Electra Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece

We took our time finishing our coffee and we witnessed the glorious sunset from that vantage point. As we joined the lively crowd in Aristotelous Square getting ready for the weekend ahead, I realized how beautiful this place is no matter where you see it from but I still wouldn’t miss a chance seeing it from Orizontes Roof Garden.

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  • Reply Marcia January 10, 2016 at 19:52

    The view really is stunning! Glad you made it.

  • Reply Corinne January 9, 2016 at 13:54

    I was just in Thessaloniki this past summer. It’s such a cool little city. I love the waterside and the White Tower!

  • Reply budget jan January 9, 2016 at 06:17

    I love roof gardens for a view of a square. And what a square – right on the ocean. It’s nice to take your time in a place and see day turn to night. What a pleasure. Your blogs about this town have put it on my radar. I’ve considered it before but had never read anything about it before your holiday.
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High January 15, 2016 at 18:11

      Oh that’s fantastic that I was able to put it in your radar! I will tell The Greek Mister about it. Haha!

  • Reply Tanja (the Red phone box travels) January 8, 2016 at 15:25

    Great hotel!# travel photo thursday
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  • Reply Amanda December 18, 2015 at 19:06

    Absolutely stunning! These views are amazing!

  • Reply Brooke December 18, 2015 at 15:24

    Very nice view and worth the cost of a cup of coffee!

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