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Posts Tagged ‘Thessaloniki’

On a Greek Odyssey with Locals in Thessaloniki, Greece

  • WHL Group
  • 13 December 2010

Every month, we delve into the travel experiences of people in the extended WHL Group network. This month we talk to Chrysa Paparnakis of Odyssey Tours, a family business that is the whl.travel local connection based in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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Photo of the Week: ‘Boules’ of Naoussa’s Carnival Festival in Northern Greece

  • Thanasis Paparnakis (Photo and Text)
  • 12 December 2010

The mask (Pròsopos) is the most important element of the costume used for the ‘Boules’ traditional carnival custom in Naousa, Imathia, Northern Greece. The exact history of this custom is not clear, but there are many indications that it is connected with the ancient festivals for welcoming spring during which Dionysus, the ancient Greek god of wine, was honoured.

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Urban Adventures Open a Whole New World

  • WHL Group
  • 1 October 2009

On 1 October 2009, Urban Adventures opened a whole new world to travellers yearning to unlock the secrets of some of their favourite urban centres. A global range of city-based tours, Urban Adventures is a franchise-based network of local tour operators specialising in high-quality experiential tour and activity services.

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Two Special Greek Retreats in the Hills Around Thessaloniki

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 10 June 2009

Renowned for its stunning Mediterranean islands and pristine whitewashed towns, Greece, unbeknownst to most people, is actually 80% picturesque mountainous terrain, much of it fertile farmland peppered with traditional villages. Some particularly entrancing and typically hilly areas can easily be visited a quick trip from Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest city.

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