Upon arrival in Thessaloniki I found a positive reply on one of the Couchsurfing request that I had send out; and within 2 hours I found myself standing on a hippie festival helping my hosts sell souflaki; the surprises of the road… The rest of my time here was filled with roaming through the city, dodging the occasional rain and meeting with my hosts in the evenings.

Thessaloniki is littered with orthodox churches from different eras
The second day I hiked up the hill to the upper town to check out the castle…
… which has quite a view over the city!
Finding a parking space Greek-style: put the car anywhere you like, but preferably blocking some other cars, and put a note behind the windscreen with your phone number