Thessaloniki is the second largest city of Greece and the capital of the north of the country and is characterized as the «Cool» city in Greece


Thessaloniki is the second largest city of Greece and the capital of the north of the country and is characterized as the «Cool» city in Greece. In Thessaloniki you will experience the reach culture that has been molded by the combination of conquerors that have passed through this land, from the Ancient Greeks, the Byzantines to the Ottomans. It is known for the excellent food, museums and religious sights as well as the upcoming nightlife and cultural scene. It has been listed as one of the «Ultimate Party» cities in the world and was the cultural capital of Europe in 1997.

Getting There Getting to Thessaloniki is quite simple as it is accessible by car, train and airplane. The main national highway connects Thessaloniki with the entire mainland and the national railway network will connect you with most of the major cities. The International airport of Thessaloniki, connects daily with a number of international and domestic flights.

Getting around


Thessaloniki is not a very big city, which means you can explore it on foot. It also has a very reliable and affordable public bus network. It is recommended that you skip renting a car to get around there in order to avoid on one hand getting stuck in traffic and on the other wasting time in finding a place to park. The end of the day you can always grab one of the affordable yellow taxis which will take you anywhere around the city.

Where to Stay in Thessaloniki In Thessaloniki you can find a variety of legendary and modern hotels to suit every need. From Royal 5 star accommodation to modern hostels if you are on budget. Thessaloniki is a city that you can explore on foot more or less, so choosing accommodation in the city center leaves you with a variety of options.



Whether you are up to sightseeing or leisure, you will find plenty of both in Thessaloniki. This city is famous for the exquisite food which it is appraised throughout the country in which multicultural influences are obvious. The most popular site and emblem of the city is the White Tower. The tower was built in 15th century in the place of an old Byzantine fortress. It was used for the defense of the harbor and as a notorious prison. Nowadays the tower is open to the public, where visitors can visit the museum inside which is dedicated to the city’s history and its people and enjoy the panoramic view from the top.

Additionally you will find many churches and Paleochristian Temples of great religious as well as architectural interest. The church of Agios Dimitrios, the protector saint of the city is a fine same of Byzantine religious architecture dating back to 700 AD. Another significant place is the Paleochristian Byzantine church of Hagia Sophia, which is located at the city center. Pay a visit to the district of Ladadika where you will find a variety of cafes, restaurants and bars for a memorable night out!