Vered Holidays is pleased to offer our guests a new destination for Sukkot 5782, in the foothills of Mounts Olympus, near Thessaloniki, Greece
The city of Thessaloniki is the capital of the region of Macedonia in northern Greece and is the second largest city in Greece after Athens and serves as the administrative center of the north. Thessaloniki is very different from Athens - modern, cosmopolitan, colorful, and richer. The city is vibrant and full of life, it is a university city. At weekend, the pier in the port in the heart of the city, the compound around it, is filled with thousands of people walking back and forth on the promenade. The emblem of the city is the white tower built in the 15th century and is located near the beach.
Thessaloniki is a city of commerce, culture and art, a center that produces international events, festivals, fairs, and a wide range of business activities.
A walk through the Old City takes us along thousands of years, from ancient times, from the glorious period of the days of the kingdom of Alexander the Great. The period of Roman rule, the Crusades in the history of Christianity and 500 years of Ottoman rule and onwards until the independence of Greece in 1912. The city is rich in length and breadth with great examples of ancient architecture such as the Romanesque Peristyle, the Gothic Palace, Renaissance portals and noble houses, the Baroque facades and modern architecture which all blended wonderfully with its rich heritage.ay it here.
Judaism has left its mark on the city throughout 2,000 years of history. The first Jews came to Thessaloniki as early as the first century AD when the Christian apostle Paul visited there. However, the great mass of Jews came in the wake of the expulsion of the Jews of Spain and Portugal. During the Golden Age of Thessaloniki Jewry, the Jews ran the port a nobody had worked there during Shabbat. . Not for nothing is the city called "Jerusalem of the Balkans". A large part of the Jewish community in Thessaloniki was destroyed in the Holocaust.
The 5-star Mediterranean Village Hotel & Spa enjoys a beautiful location on Pieria beach. It includes a spa, large pool area and a fitness centre.
Mediterranean Village Hotel & Spa offers 176 rooms including suites with private swimming pools. All accommodation types offer sea-view balconies and are well appointed featuring LCD TV screens.
At the hotel’s restaurant, guests can taste all kinds of Mediterranean dishes prepared with fresh ingredients and spiced with local herbs. Drinks and coffee are provided at the lounge bar. The mini market is stocked with everyday essentials.
The Spa Venus centre, which can be accessed by guests over 16 years old, comes with an indoor heated pool with hydromassage jets, sauna and hammam with no entrance fee. Free sun loungers and umbrellas are provided on the beach and at the outdoor pool area.
During the warmer months, a water sports centre operates on the beach, with jet skiing and canoeing facilities among others.
The area offers entertainment day and night. Guests can enjoy relaxing moments by the beach, or leisurely strolls by the tourist shops during the day. Later on, the variety of bars and restaurants guarantee to satisfy all tastes.
The holiday in Thessaloniki, provides a classic holiday experience - a pampering beach hotel, fine food, rich tourist sites and lectures on Saturday and Shavuot, all of which make your holiday in Thessaloniki perfect.
The holiday in Thessaloniki is characterized by meticulous attention to details, personal and homely attitude, rich vacation plan, meals like royalty, Torah activities and the Jewish atmosphere and activities outside the hotel: organized and independent trips, sports activities and more.
The vacation is organized by "Vered Holidays" under the management of Yehuda Vered, an experienced company that specializes in organizing quality vacations in elegant kosher for the 21st year, as evidenced by our satisfied customers who return to celebrate and vacation with us year after year.
Glatt Kosher - Mehadrin - under the kosher of Rabbi Nehemiah Rotenberg
Holiday base Full board on Shabbat and holiday + packed lunch on full day trips.
Lectures on Shavuot night.
On weekdays, vacationers will be offered professionally guided organized trips. The independent traveler will be given advice on routes and sites for independent trips.
Enjoy absolutely delicious Full board gourmet meals served with fine French wines and beverages.
Lobby bar is open day and night for your convenience and pleasure for hot or cold beverages. Indulge at our afternoon sweet hour.
We offer a Lunch-box with you to any day trip you join.
Make sure you Don’t miss our famous rich Israeli breakfast.
Kashrut is under rav Nechemia Rotenberg.
Enrich your spirit with fascinating lectures and Shiurim.