I’m really glad to have made such a close friend like Dafni, we go on many adventures together, whether it be just around the city centre or further away like Xanthi.
Xanthi was a 2 and a half hour drive from the city centre, meaning we had to wake up early and get to the bus stop for 7am (which for me meant I had to wake up at 5:30 to be able to get ready and walk down in time). We basically slept the entire bus ride and only woke on the break and when the tour guide spoke over the sound system.
When we arrived the area was the complete opposite to the rest of Thessaloniki that I have seen, it was quite, historic and peaceful. We walked around for a few hours taking photos and enjoying the views. We discovered the House of Shadow (which was too amazing to just mention in this – which is why there is a separate blog) and also walked to the square in the centre which was very nice. We later ate a lovely taverna and took the bus home, we stopped at Lagos on the way and looked across the lakes to the most beautiful views I have ever seen.
The bus journey home was so quiet as everyone was exhausted, there was a lot of tired faces and little conversation. A few people slept whilst the rest stared silently out of the bus window in the middle of winter.