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Bouzoukia & Clubs

Welcome to the city that never sleeps! Welcome to the night life of Thessaloniki… The city, aside from delightful hangouts for a few drinks, also offers a vivid night life that starts at midnight and ends at the first morning hours! Bouzoukia is the original, greek entertainment and you will find more than 10 options in the city, to enjoy yourselves with the sounds of the bouzouki. Clubs, on the other hand, are the youth’s first choice, with mixes of commercial songs keeping the party going. In both choices, the alcohol, relaxed attitude and the night’s misdirection will lead you to unforeseen paths…Do you dare to discover them? Recommended (R)

The Garden Bar

We meet the Colors Hotel’s beautiful garden also in the Entertainment section, as in the evening it is dressed in its lounge attire and offers moments of peacefulness. At the charmingly decorated bar, they serve tasty cocktails, drinks, beers and small snacks. Although The Garden is located in the city center it is not very well-known to the public, which makes it a quiet and first-rate hangout, outside the tourist/commercial crowd. Recommended (R)

We recommend you to try: the amazing Beautiful Dreamers cocktail

Our order: 1 Beautiful Dreamers cocktail, 1 Ginger Basil Smash cocktail. Total cost: 15,5€

Total score: 8.4
Product quantity: 7.5
Product quality: 8
Taste: 9
Cost: 8
Environment: 9
Service: 8.5
Product appearance: 8

Le Jardin

The “French garden” in the city center is the ideal place to drink your coffee or drink. It is a stylishly decorated space that will relax you, both with its pleasant environment, as well as with its delicious beverages. Le Jardin is also famous for the side dishes offered with whatever you order! With 30 sweet and salty viands, nobody can leave unsatisfied! Finally, if you want to relax, prefer the beautiful underground space that looks like a mysterious, “sophisticated”…garden! Highly Recommended (H)

We recommend you to try: the “on the house” Lila Pause dessert

Our order: 1 Home-made lemonade & 1 Pomegranate juice. Total cost: 8,4€

Total score: 8.6
Product quantity: 9
Product quality: 8.5
Taste: 8
Cost: 8.5
Environment: 9
Service: 8.5
Product appearance: 8

High School Pizza Bar

Along the magical seafront, you will find dozens of stores, but there is only one standing out. Although it has been in business for only a few years, High School Pizza Bar has become a favorite hangout place, making for the best choice to spend a few hours at Thermaikos Bay. It is located next to the port and what immediately grasps the attention is its extraordinary décor. Aside from drinks and cocktails, the shop also offers pizza and selected dishes, while on Sundays they serve our beloved brunch. Finally, we should mention that the service is good, although a bit slow, and prices are at normal (for a seafront shop) levels. Recommended (R)

We recommend you to try: the cocktails

Our order: 1 Glass of wine, 1 Soda. Total cost: 6,5€

Total score: 8.5
Product quantity: 8.5
Product quality: 8.5
Taste: 8.5
Cost: 8.5
Environment: 9.5
Service: 8
Product appearance: 8

Skyline Cafe/Bar

Put on your fancy clothes and get ready for a walk up high! Skyline is at the well-known OTE Tower and it is a luxurious option for a night out. They offer coffee, drinks, cocktails, desserts, as well as a few selected dishes, which you can enjoy as the tower rotates! But, apart from the café/bar being sky high, so are its prices. Nevertheless, the staff’s politeness, the flavors and the atmosphere will quickly make you forget them. Finally, it is worth mentioning that every day after 19:00, your company is joined by the pleasant sounds of the piano. Good Choice (G)

We recommend you to try: the desserts

Our order: 1 Mastiha tea, 1 Beer & 1 Cheesecake. Total cost: 24€

Total score: 7.9
Product quantity: 7
Product quality: 8
Taste: 8
Cost: 6
Environment: 9.5
Service: 9
Product appearance: 7.5

Mediterranean Cosmos Mall

The next suggestion comes from the world of shopping and reminds something of the Mediterranean, as its name states. It is 11 km away from the city center and access to it can be achieved via car, taxi or bus. The mall has more than 160 stores for clothes and all kinds of products, 11 movie theaters and a specially designed dining area, where you can enjoy a meal, some dessert or a cup of coffee. Inside the mall, there are events held for all ages, in which you can participate! Both its interior and exterior spaces are extremely well-kept and clean, with the mall’s main concern being the customers’ comfort. The only disadvantage is the parking lot’s fee, which may be small, but it is unnecessary for such a place.

Suggested visit time: 2-3 hours
Open: Every day 09:00-02:00 (supermarkets & commercial shops. Closed on Sundays)
Cost: Free (unless you have a car; otherwise, you have to pay 1.5€)

 The know it all says: It attracts almost 8.000.000(!) visitors yearly!

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Mangiare Gastro Bar

Mangiare Gastro Bar is located on one of the busiest and most “in” crossroads of the city (Mitropoleos & Komninon). Inside a beautiful environment you can taste high quality dishes, such as original salads, pasta dishes, pizzas and more. The A quality ingredients as well as the combination of flavors will leave nobody disappointed. Also, the friendly staff will make you feel comfortable from the very first moment. Mangiare Gastro Bar is also recommended for drinks, as it offers cooling signature aperitives & cocktails. Finally, do not leave without having ordered a sweet pizza with white chocolate!

We suggest you try: pasta with Salmon!
Cost: €€-€€€
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