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GR1003840

Thessaloniki, Greece

Balcony view (right) of the historic center (Rotunda)

Balcony view (right) of the historic center (Rotunda)

Thessaloniki's most famous landmark, the White Tower

Thessaloniki's most famous landmark, the White Tower

Balcony view (right) of the historic center (Rotunda) Thessaloniki's most famous landmark, the White Tower
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Member since

2014

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
August 10, 2019 - August 31, 2019 2 weeks

Charming central flat in lovely Thessaloniki, Greece (AND beach flat in Potidea, Halkidiki available ONLY September/October for NON SIMULTANEOUS exchange)

Welcome to our home! We live in a 75m² lovely, playful, bright apartment in the historic center of the city. Walking distance to all major attractions, buses and trains!!! There is one large bedroom that we share with our almost 3year old daughter (1 double bed 160x200 + 1 large single bed 120x190), but if you are travelling without children we can easily remove the single bed. (there is also the possibility to bring a couch that turns into a double bed in the living room if needed). In the living room there is a large couch which can accomodate 1 more person. Also in the apartment there is: fully equipped kitchen, bathroom w/shower, washer/dryer, air condition, free wi-fi, large screen TV (with sattelite connection and multilingual programs), loads of baby and toddler toys and books (some in english) , sound/temperature-proof double-glass windows. In spite the super central location, our apartment overlooks a pedestrian street therefore ensuring a calm & noise-free stay. Impressive balcony view, right underneath, to park with the city's trademarks: the historic Byzantine monuments of Galerious arch and the Rotunda! The beautiful flowers at the balcony do not need care because of the automatic watering system but the 2 super friendly (healthy fully vaccinated) kitties will need a minimun amount of your attention.

--We can also provide a beach apartment in Potidea, Halkidiki right by the beach but only for September/October. Potidea is only 40mins away by car fron Thessaloniki and only 20mins from the airport. It's a two bedroom apartment with living room/kitchen and a small bathroom and balcony.--

THESSALONIKI is the city you will fall in love with! It is the 2nd largest city in Greece located in the north of our beloved sunny country. It's quiter than busy Athens and yet pleasantly alive by day & night. Being the base of Greece's largest univeristy (Aristotle University) with its campus located downtown, the city enjoys a unique atompsphere of youthful liveliness. Take advantage of the warm weather and explore (either on foot or by rented bicycles!) the 5kms of the gorgeous newly renovated waterfront with its parks and the impecable sea view with the legendary Mount Olympus on the horizon. The waterfront is around 7mins walking distance from our apartment!
We take pride in our traditional northern cuisine so don't be surprised by the countless lovely restaurants, cafes & bars that you will find in every corner. For those interested in art and history there is a lot to see! The city's museums, the ancient walls and castle, the old city (Ano Poli: literally meaning Upper City) and the Byzantine monuments in the historic center will not leave you dissapointed. And when the sun goes down, you can take a stroll in the unique Ladadika area to check out the city's night life!

Nearby attractions for day trips/excursions (by bus or rented car/motorcycle):

-the peninsula of Halkidiki with numerous idyllic beaches throughout the coastline (closest beach app.40kms/40mins, furthest beach app.150kms/180mins) http://www.visit-halkidiki.gr/ https://www.halkidikitravel.com/
-Don't miss the opportunity to visit Vergina's Archeological Site - one of the most beautiful museums you will ever encounter! A true jwel! (70kms, around 1hr) http://www.aigai.gr/en
-Mount Olympus (147kms, around 2hrs) - you can hike all the way to the top (or not!) & if you're lucky you might even come across your favorite greek god ! ;-) http://www.olympusfd.gr/us/infos.asp
-the impressive Meteora Monasteries with their breathtaking view will leave you in awe!... (200kms, around 2 & 1/2hrs) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meteora
- Athens is only a half hour flight away! There are many budget flights back and forth (e.g. Ryanair) every day!

Enjoy! :-)

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 1 Children
  • 2 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • musician
  • musician

Our Home

  • House Type: Flat
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Baby equipment
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Balcony

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Lift/Elevator
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • London, UK

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Ελληνικά

Occupation

  • musician
  • musician

Children

  • Girl - Age: 3

Pets

  • 2 cats

Lifestyle

We are professional musicians who play in a symphony orchestra and we have a toddler daughter. We know our way around the world since we have studied & lived abroad for several years (Vienna, London, USA - Baltimore) and our work has taken us to some of the most beautiful places (Beijing, Tokyo, NY, Florence, Tallin, Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, Prague...) Obviously we love to travel and we love animals so we would gladly take care of yours as well. Our first exchange with Barcelona was a success so we are hoping for many more!

References

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