I’ve been to Thessaloniki several times now but it was only last September was I able to fully explore the second largest city of Greece. The Greek Mister isn’t very impressed with his hometown which is normally what people feel towards a place they have grown very accustomed with. If it’s a normal sight in your day-to-day life you miss the beauty of it and only through the eyes of someone who have never seen it before will its beauty be appreciated.
I love Thessaloniki for the evident contrast of modern and ancient life through its architecture. Ancient ruins in the middle of the city is not uncommon to see here – one of which is the Old Castle in the Upper Town of Thessaloniki. The ancient walls which fortified the town is still in tact and outside these walls are cafes, restaurants, bars and tavernas which offers an incredible view of Thessaloniki. Castra Cafe Bar is located in this area.
Service wasn’t very good (a first in Greece that I’ve experienced) as we were met by a rather grumpy-looking lady who didn’t seem to be happy to see customers walking in their cafe. Lol. Our friends were already there waiting for us and were able to grab a front-row seat of the best aerial view of Thessaloniki. We only had coffee here which isn’t anything special really but the view from here is absolutely gorgeous! Must-visit during sunset.
For more of Thessaloniki’s highly recommended restaurants/cafes/bars/tavernas to visit, you may visit this post: Where To Eat and Drink in Thessaloniki.