If you follow me on social media (@Frockmeimfamous) you’ll know that last week I went to Thessaloniki for four days with Blogtrotters – there were 45 lifestyle, travel and fashion bloggers who all set off to discover why Thessaloniki was young at heart. We had an absolute blast and I fell head over heels for the cultural city that had a vibrant nightlife and engaging community.
As there were so many of us we were split up into different hotels, I arrived at my hotel; Les Lazaristes with my group around 9pm on Tuesday evening, we all dumped our bags off in our rooms then headed down to the pool for some canapés and cocktails (which I can vouch that they did taste as good as they looked!). It was a really great way to meet the incredible hotel staff and lovely bloggers that I was staying with, we sat up swapping travel stories and sipping on cocktails before retiring to our rooms for the night.
On the second day we headed to the harbour to meet the rest of our group before we had a fun workshop learning all about Thessaloniki and what makes the city tick. There are 120,000 students living in Thessaloniki due to it’s five universities, which has resulted in the city being voted the ‘Youth Capital of of Europe 2015’ which is amazing! On our last night our local tour guide took us to some incredible bars and we witnessed street parties, gay pride celebrations and lots of dancing in the street – this is the place to go for incredible nightlife with some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet!
After lunch we all headed back to our rooms for a few hours down time and a quick change before our evening adventures. First of all we headed to the White Tower which is a famous monument in Thessaoloniki and has been adopted as the ‘symbol of the city’. We climbed to the top of the White Tower and managed to get some great views and snaps of the city (whilst getting blown away in the process – see a very windswept me and Megan below!).
Our first day was full of so much exploring, laughter and excitement! It was instantly recognisable why Thessaloniki is the city that’s young at heart and I can’t wait to share the rest of my snaps with you all! Stay tuned for day 2 & 3’s picture-heavy posts on this beautiful city!
Have you ever been to Thessaloniki before? Did you love it as much as I did?