Thessaloniki Travel Guide

Thessaloniki is the 2nd largest city in Greece and is considered the jewel of the north. A vibrant commercial port with spacious avenues and a long historical heritage, Thessaloniki offers the visitor a wide range of experiences and holiday options.


Thessaloniki offers a selection of accommodation options conveniently close to many of the region’s most popular attractions. Concentrated mainly in the centre of the city and spreading out to its surrounds, Thessaloniki accommodation ranges from budget motels to affordable hotels and luxury resorts and offers a range of room types to cater for singles, couples, families and everything in between. Book Thessaloniki Accommodation

Getting Around Thessaloniki

Easily accessible from Athens and most European capital cities the easiest way to reach Thessaloniki is by air. There are regular air connections with Athens and in summer you can reach this city by air from many Greek cities. The international airport, just 16 km from the city centre, has services to/from most major European cities and even the US. There are also regular daily rail connections to Athens and other Central and Western European rail networks and the city has well established local bus services and many taxi companies. Ferry connections link Thessaloniki all year round. Getting around Thessaloniki


Popular attractions range from numerous historical Byzantine churches, various museums including the archaeological, Byzantine culture, folk art, modern art and Jewish museums, the White Tower and the municipal art gallery. Rich in cultural activities, Thessaloniki holds an annual film festival, numerous trade shows and folk festivals. Thessaloniki is famous for its cuisine - a blend of Greek dishes influenced by more oriental tastes and fresh seafood. It would be an omission to not mention the Halkidiki region which consists of 3 peninsulas boasting the finest beaches in all of Greece. Thessaloniki Attractions.

Thessaloniki Facts

Thessaloniki is known as the ‘second capital’ of Greece as it is not only the country’s second largest city, it also the capital of Northern Greece and Macedonia. Thessaloniki is named after the sister of Alexander The Great. Thessaloniki is renowned for its nightlife including the iconic bouzouki clubs which are a great way to meet and party with the locals. Some of Thessaloniki’s famous speciality dishes include Bougatsa (cream pie) Loukoumades and Patsas (tripe soup).