I'll be arriving in Thessaloniki on September 8 landing around 11am and will meet my tour group around 6pm on September 11. My idea was to do the HOHO to see the well known churches, museums and ruins and to get me to the Ana Poli neighborhood, the churches in this area and of course the old walls and views. I definitely want to go to the Jewish museum. I'd like to take the pirate boat out for a drink and views from the water. I want to shop in the markets. I'm a plant based eater, no dairy, but I move to vegetarian while on vacation. I don't have a lot of time but think I can manage all this easily. Is there anything you could recommend? Any favorite restaurants that might fit my dietary choices. Also I want to get a street map with all the sights on it. Can anyone tell me if the RS Greece guidebook has a Thessaloniki map? I plan to look at other options but if you can recommend a better source I'd be greatful.
I've narrowed my hotel choices down to two, the Bristol Hotel and The Electra Palace. Both have all I'd want and more. Both have great locations, somewhat close in price. I like the idea of biking offered by the Bristol but I'd also love to swim at night which I can get at the Electra and that roof top restaurant would be easy to access. Can't make up my mind. Can anyone help sway my choice.