Great Continental Railway Journeys

Athens to Thessaloniki - Part One

Series 4 - Episode 7 Athens to Thessaloniki - Part One



Part one of two. Exploring the Acropolis and delighting in the tastes of moussaka and baklava, Michael Portillo discovers the many influences at play in the creation of modern Greece - from its classical past to the oriental Ottomans and the Great European Powers of Britain, France and Russia. Here, the former politician embarks on a Greek odyssey, travelling from Athens' port of Piraeus north to the city of Thessaloniki.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Michael Portillo
Executive Producer John Comerford
Series Producer Alison Kreps
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