Friday, June 6, 2014
Centuries of history in Thessaloniki
Since it was lunchtime, we stopped at a restaurant in the market. I tried to order swordfish from the menu, after all we were in the market and had just seen some. No swordfish. In fact the number of things the restaurant actually had was limited. It was time for yet another salad.
After much more walking we ended up at the old port entrance, where there was a lively outdoor restaurant on the wharf, serving modern Greek food. We had some lovely sun dried tomatoes in a phyllo pastry accompanied by lemonade made with lemons and sparkling water. This tasted extra good in the heat of the day.
It was now time to return to the hotel. We knew from a phone call that someone was working on the air conditioning. When we arrived, we were told that the A/C had been working for four hours. Perhaps, but not in our room. After further conversation and asking us to wait for yet another half an hour, we moved to the hotel across the street, where the much needed air conditioning worked.
Now it was time to search for food again. We finally stopped at one of the restaurants in a large square, where they specialized in grilling chicken, lamb and meat. Sitting outside we had a very nice cabbage salad and chicken shish kebab while joining in the excitement of watching the Champions League Final before returning to our lovely, cool hotel room.