Balkan Postcards 9: Thessaloniki, Gateway to the Balkans.


Our first morning in Thessaloniki: a day in which to find our feet & get used to the heat. Here are a few postcards ….

… and from the Bey Hamami, a peaceful and still beautiful public baths to the city from 1444 till 1968, and closing today at 2.00 pm for two years for much-needed restoration.

And finally, a bit of street poetry, helpfully altered for a twenty-first century audience.

Later, when the heat dies down a bit, we’ll be ready for more.

The featured photo shows the entrance to the Bey Hamami.