If you’re late buying stocking stuffers, we’ve got you covered. Our gift to you this Christmas is the latest print issue of Greece Is magazine, Greece Is Thessaloniki 2022-2023, which will be available together with The New York Times International Edition – Kathimerini English Edition this holiday weekend (24-25/12/22) everywhere international press is sold throughout Greece. In addition, you will soon be able to order the issue from anywhere in the world through our e-shop, or download a digital version form on our website.
Thessaloniki might be the most interesting city in Greece, and the world has finally found out. Visitor numbers, while not totally recovered from the slump of the pandemic, are once again on the rise, and the future is looking bright. International travel publications call the city one of the best underrated destinations in the world; the upgraded port is now a designated homeport for cruise ships, and runs ferry services to several new islands in the Sporades and Cyclades, and even a summer-season route to Izmir; and the newly reopened Modiano market, a historic landmark now boasting brand new shops and eateries, is expected to receive 4 million visitors over its first year alone.
So what is it about Thessaloniki that’s so enticing? We’d say it’s its vibrant diversity: its medley of cultural experiences, historical sites, and innovative gastronomy. Illustrating its cultural range in this issue, we explore the Aghioi Apostoloi neighborhood; visit a fascinating exhibition at the Archeological Museum; present a special feature presenting the city’s exceptional contemporary art museums; go on a walking tour focused on the women who left their mark on the city; and deep dive into its Jewish legacy.
Over the 143 pages, we also provide all the latest news in terms of entertainment, newcomers, and what to do and see in the city this winter. You’ll find our guide to an ideal city break in the city, insider tips from six creative locals, and a foodie guide listing some of our favorite restaurants. In addition, we venture out of the city on day trips to four delightful nearby destinations (Nea Agathoupoli, ancient Pella, Chalkidiki and Edessa); discover the wine routes of northern Greece; and head to Mount Olympus on an expedition with a team of scientists seeking to unravel the secrets of past climate change hidden inside the mountain of the Gods.