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Welcoming the autumn with an educational tour of the “Eksohes” district…

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Which was the “Eksohes District”?

Which is the history of the old city’s tram?

What does “Depot” mean?

Who were the Allattinis?

What can a brick tell us about the history of Thessaloniki?

What are all these impressive buildings in the east side of the city and what secrets do they hide?

As early as the 1880s, the area outside the SE walls of the city was known as “Towers” or“Countryside [Eksohes]” and showed limited construction, mainly of a holiday nature. However, significant changes in the traditional core of Thessaloniki, such as the demolition of the walls and the fire of 1890, favored a more mass movement and permanent settlement in the area.

This first expansion of the city outside the walls will be organized based on a specific plan and will be a district in which mainly the upper social and economic strata will be settled. The district gradually expands east and north. Equipped with new infrastructure, important public buildings, recreation areas, parks and luxury homes, it acquires a European character and develops into a cosmopolitan suburb. Today the few impressive buildings that have survived in this area, stand proudly (although some are totally abandoned) and they tell us their own stories, inalienable part of the history of our city.

Today the few impressive buildings that have survived in this area, stand proudly (although some are totally abandoned) and they tell us their own stories, inalienable part of the history of our city.

We put on our headphones, keep the necessary distance and welcome autumn with a unique tour together with our favorite, specialized guides, the Dot2dot team. We use the necessary vocabulary, practice in daily dialogs and discuss special grammar issues with our specialized teachers.

We learn Greek in the most creative ways while having lots of fun!

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