Planning an international trip during Covid was different from our last Greece visit just prior Covid because in an effort to travel more safely, we had to take an extended route to reach our destination of Skopelos for our 2 week stay. We chose not to visit Athens this time and upon arrival, flew to Thessaloniki so we could take the ferry to the island. On our return, the Plaza Hotel was a perfect location for one night. Our ferry arrived at 9:30 and the short walk to the hotel was efficient and safe. The friendly and helpful staff quickly completed our check-in and our accommodations were spacious and comfortable. The Executive Suite provided comfort, space, and luxury which was the perfect place to rest before our homeward journey. The amazing breakfast variety and delicious food was a great start for the day. At check out, the staff tagged & held our bags so we could catch a few hours in Thessaloniki and the hotel staff arranged our taxi to the airport. This hotel experience made us feel like we were still on vacation and not just trying to return home.