Thessaloniki is the second-largest city of Greece and the most important center of the area. Built near the sea, elegant and refined, the Greek “Lady of the North” is a modern, vivacious city that welcomes visitors eager to learn about its history and culture, and at the same time have fun, relax, go shopping or simply explore the cityscape by the sea.
In the small hours of a moonless night, it’s just a road. Lit by sodium lights, it twists up through darkness, seemingly suspended in the void. We have it almost to ourselves. My cousin is driving, neatly negotiating a continual sequence of rising bends. I gaze beyond the meandering river of light into velvet blackness. This, I have been told, is one of the greatest roads in the world. I can’t see why.