The end of my very brief time in Greece was spent in Thessaloniki, the second largest city of Greece. From here I would travel east by train to Istanbul to begin the main part of my trip, through the Middle East. Here are the photos:
One of the largest churches in Greece is located in Thessaloniki = Hagios Demetrios, named for the patron saint of Thessaloniki, who was from the city.
The Metropolitan Church of St. Gregory Palamas.
Thessaloniki proper is on the water, unlike Athens (although it's not far away).
The White Tower, a symbol of the city.
The White Tower
An Amazonomachy sarcophagus
The crater of Derveni
I love the look on her face.
The head of the figure on the right is disproportional to its body.
"Red wine, or white?"
Looking out to town.
I can't remember which museum this exhibit was at, but it was fairly intriguing.
The Rotunda, seen between buildings.
Interior of Hagios Demetrios
The relics (remains) of St. Demetrios are inside.
Mosaic icon of St. Demetrios
Iconostasis of the shrine containing St. Demetrios' relics.
Exterior of Hagios Demetrios.
That night I took the train to Istanbul. Stay tuned for photos of Turkey.