The city has an extensive and varied hotel offering with more than 15,000 beds ranging from small budget hotels to international brands, art boutique hotels and luxurious resorts. Additional units are available in bed & breakfast, short-let apartments (and Airbnb), youth and student hostels, and private rooms. Many accommodation options are located in the historic center and are either within walking distance or a few kilometeres from the venue and the city centre. 


Museums and monuments, architectural landmarks and modern art installations, open-air archeological sites, old warehouses in the Thessaloniki Port Pier, create a charming blend of history and culture. More information on attractions, museums, and tour suggestions can be found on the official Thessaloniki travel guide website, here.


Typical Mediterranean with warm summers, mild winters and an annual average of 300 days of sunshine, the climate is yet another one of the advantages the city offers to the visitors. The generous touch of the bright Mediterranean sun and the gentle Aegean Sea breeze attract locals and visitors to the long waterfront all year round and invite them to enjoy the nearby beaches form late spring till early fall.


Thessaloniki is easily reached by direct international flight connections, including major cities around the world and lots of daily connecting flights to Athens.

Transit bus service is provided between the Airport and the city of Thessaloniki, with connections to the Central Railway Station and the “Makedonia” Regional Coach Terminal (KTEL).

Bus service runs every 30 minutes and the journey to the city center takes about 40 – 50 minutes.

Non-stop service to and from the city centre:

  • Bus Route No. X1 “KTEL – Airport ”
  • Bus Route No. N1 “KTEL – Airport ” (Night Service)

Public transport tickets can be purchased:

Tickets can be purchased by vending machines on board the service. On-board vending machines accept exact change only. For more information, please click here.

Taxi companies operate 24-hour call centers, ready to receive your order or make an advance booking for you. Most taxis currently use satellite navigator systems that facilitate a fast and easy transfer to any destination in the city. Luxury-VIP taxis are also available.

Approximate prices of Thessaloniki taxi services:

  • As a rough guide a taxi within the city will cost approximately 5 Euros
  • A taxi to the airport will cost between 20 –30 Euros
  • A double fare is applicable between midnight and 05:00 am