Byzantine churches, Roman constructions, Muslim buildings, modern architecture, intensive nightlife and stunning beaches - this is the essence of Thessaloniki. Being the second largest city in Greece, Thessaloniki combines more than 2,300 years of history with every facility and excitement that a modern European city can offer a visitor.

Facts

Population

1,000,000

Currency

€1 = 100 cents

Opening hours

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday: 08.00–15.00. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 08.00–14.00 and 17.00-21.00. Banks are open Monday to Friday. 08.00 to 14.00. On Sundays, most large shopping malls and a few shops in tourist areas are open until 14.00.

Tourist information

Offices of Tourism Directorate Tsimiski 136 PO BOX 50213 54013 Thessaloniki Tourist Center: +30 2310 252170

Travel to Thessaloniki

Book your flights to Thessaloniki with Etihad Airways and witness the iconography from a celebrated history set in the second city of Greece. This port city is a crucial junction for South Eastern Europe and is recognised for its vibrancy, multi-culturalism and numerous and spectacular ancient sites.

Top 5 Things To Do in Thessaloniki

  • Thessaloniki displays many signatures of its Byzantine past such as the walls and bath houses; allow at least a day to explore these monuments
  • Despite having a terrible history the white tower of Thessaloniki remains a famous landmark, the tower contains a museum and café offering amazing views of the city and Mediterranean Sea
  • Visit the ancient Roman Forum, Agora, and Hippodrome; again, allow at least a day to explore these artefacts. If you are pushed for time official tours are available
  • The acoustics are as amazing as the design and architecture of the 17th century Yeni Hamam, an Ottoman building now used for a variety of concerts and cultural events. If want to take in a show, book in advance
  • Discover the traditional markets the Modiano, the Kapani, Athonos Square and the Louloudadika -explore hundreds of stalls with everything from fish to flowers

Plan Your Thessaloniki Holiday

If you would like to leisurely explore the city and ancient sites the best time to travel is outside the Peak periods (June to August) and International conventions. In Thessaloniki the most pleasant temperatures for exploring are the months late March to May and September to October.

Finding flight deals to Thessaloniki is easy with Etihad popular deals. During the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair and international film festival, booking your tickets to Thessaloniki early is advised. To find cheap hotels in Thessaloniki travel either side of the peak tourist season.