|Freedom in a bit of Yoga on Kriopigi beach.......|
|On the terrace of Alkion Hotel (Kriopigi) where we stayed.....|
|Alkion Hotel overlooking the pool and sea.....Kriopigi, Greece.|
|Alkion Hotel, Kriopigi, greece.|
It took us much longer than we thought to travel from Thessaloniki Airport to Kriopigi, as we did it by public transport in about 3 hours. A little tricky, but we saved a massive chunk of the expensive taxi ride and it was exciting being able to see how the locals really live through the inland journey across many small villages....they really do stop almost anywhere if someone decides to flag down the bus away from a stop, and the locals never seem bothered by it at all. Welcome to a land where almost anything goes, so just flow with it and enjoy the ride....is the message that we got! Here's How-To find your way to Kriopigi:
- From Thessaloniki Airport take a 15 minutes taxi ride to the Thessaloniki KTEL Bus Station; please make sure it is the KTEL one that you get to where coaches serve across the country.
- At the Thessaloniki KTEL Bus Station, take the coach bus to Kriopigi Bus Station. (Tip: Return ticket from the ticket office worked out cheaper than two singles, listen carefully to the speaker announcing where the bus is departing and follow the flow of people. Bus service is not too frequent with one bus every 1 to 2 hours in gap, check the Greek KTEL Bus Timetable beforehand just to be safe.)
- Arriving at Kriopigi, which essentially is just one main street, most of the 12 hotels or resorts are within walkable distance.
And that was how we got to our lovely Alkion Hotel, which in all its simplicity and relaxed state was really all we needed at that time. We had a half-board package of breakfast and dinner included, which was a really good choice, as only having one single street with shops to explore there weren't too many restaurants to choose from....yet we still ended up in a tourist trap one lunch time! Lesson learnt, and we did enjoy the food as well as friendly but relaxed manner of our hotel....not to mention the pool and the walkable Kriopigi beach. Definitely recommended for a relaxing getaway, provided you work out how to get there first, nothing too glamorous but just the place to hide away and simply lie in the sun!
|Arriving in Thessaloniki for yummy lunch!|
|Between the old Roman ruins and new concrete tops....Thessaloniki, Greece.|
|Marble by the sea....Thessaloniki. Greece.|
|With Sophia and Winney in Thessaloniki, Greece.|
Until the next time,
♥ May xx
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