Thessaloniki is easy to fall in love with – it has beauty, chaos, history and culture, a remarkable cuisine and wonderful, vast sea views.

It's the second biggest city in Greece located on the Thermaic Gulf of the Aegean Sea, 507 km north of Athens.  

Dotted with historic sights but resolutely modern, is a destination worth visiting. The laid-back yet vibrant atmosphere of the city, the friendly locals and the beautiful spots around the city will charm you, and you will soon thinking about when to come back.

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Getting here

By Plane
There are direct flights to International Airport Macedonia (SKG) from more that 60 foreign cities including London, Berlin, Vienna, Stockholm, Brussels, Istanbul, Barcelona, Paris, Milan, Warsaw. There are also flights connecting more that 35 cities and islands in Greece.

Airport to City Centre bus
Bus service runs every 30 minutes and the journey to the city center takes about 40 - 50 minutes.
Bus Route Nr. X1 “KTEL – Airport ”
Bus Route Nr. N1 “KTEL – Airport ” (Night Service)

Single fare is 2€. Tickets can be purchased by vending machines on board the service. On-board vending machines accept exact change only.

By Train or bus
The train lines (TRAINOSE) and bus routes (KTEL) connect Thessaloniki with Athens and other main cities in Greece. There are also international train lines to and from Belgrade, Sofia and 5 international bus routes (Germany, Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Slovakia).

Getting around

If you decide to stay in the city centre then almost everything is within walking distance. Buses are the only public mean of transport but be aware that apart from the N1 airport line, all the other bus lines, stop around midnight. Standard one way tickets cost 1 Euro and can be purchased on the bus or at kiosks and some convenient stores. Taxis are not super expensive and you can normally catch a taxi on the street or you can download BEAT application. 

In case you would like to call for a taxi you can try TAXI WAY, book online or call 0030 2310 866 866.

Things to see

Bars to hang out

Photography Museum of Thessaloniki
Film Museum
Upper Town
Gardens of Pasha
Yedi Kule
Byzantium Walls

Roman Forum
Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art

Agios Dimitrios
Agia Sofia

Duende Jazz Bar
To Pikap


Food to try

Things to do

​Kolokuthokeftedes (Zucchini Balls)