Thessaloniki Airport: Everything you need to know
Thessaloniki airport is located southeast of the city of Thessaloniki. It is 15 km away from the city center. Thessaloniki Airport received its first flight in 1930 and now receives 4million passengers annually. It is the third busiest airport in Greece, so the expansion of the new terminal which is being completed will double the visitors to the airport of Thessaloniki.
Thessaloniki Airport has a restaurant, four café / bars, a duty-free shop, folk art, a newspaper shop, and accessories shop. Also, it provides a parking area for long and short runs. Furthermore, it provides postal and banking services, as well as luggage storage. Also in the departure area, there is an information desk. Thessaloniki airport is connected to the city center by bus route 78 and takes about 45 minutes. In the area outside the arrivals, you can also find taxis and the fare is about 15-25 €. Moreover, the extension of the metro line currently under construction will add another way to connect the airport to the city of Thessaloniki.
In Thessaloniki, however, you have the opportunity to rent a car from Thessaloniki Car Rental at a very good price. Renting a car in Thessaloniki is the best and most economical solution so that you can enjoy your stay in Thessaloniki and Halkidiki. Take a walk at the White Tower and the Pier of Thessaloniki and enjoy the aura of the sea. A trademark of Thessaloniki, of course, is the White Tower, which stands majestically by the sea. It was built in the late 15th century AD and has had various uses and forms over the years. Today you can go up to the last of its 6 floors and take panoramic photos of the city. Inside is a museum with the history of the city. Of course, there are many museums that you can visit in Thessaloniki such as the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, the Byzantine Museum of Culture, the War Museum, and various other theme museums.
Walk in the city center and do your shopping around the city’s shopping streets such as Tsimiski and Egnatia. Go through Aristotelous Square and take a photo with the statue of Aristotle that is there. Also, the fun in Thessaloniki never stops. You can drink your coffee or enjoy your drink in one of the many shops on Nikis Avenue, overlooking the Thermaikos bay. If you want to end up in a tavern again, there are many options. The most popular places to eat in Thessaloniki are Ladadika, Athonos, and Bit Pazar in the city center. There you will find taverns and restaurants offering food for all tastes. Of course, there are great taverns all over the city. Thessaloniki has influences from different cultures and cuisines and you will find this on your tour of the city.
Drive with your rental car to the Old Town. There you will find that you are no longer in a big city. The sense of place and time changes as the images change. In Eptapyrgio in “Ano Poli” you will be surprised by the view you will have towards the city. A unique panorama that you should not miss by any means. Wander the streets of the city and go through the Arch of Galerius or Kamara. Take a walk in Navarino Square and pass the historic church of Hagia Sophia and the Rotunda.
If you come to Thessaloniki in the summer, you will definitely want to go with your rental car to Halkidiki. The route varies depending on where you are going and can be from 40 minutes to 2 hours. Halkidiki with a rental car is a popular tourist destination and if you intend to stay in a hotel you must have booked a room. The beach is beautiful and has its favorite beaches. It combines pines with the sea and will surely fascinate you. Each place in Halkidiki hides its own beauties that remain to be discovered.
Our company car will welcome you at the airport of Thessaloniki and will deliver the car that you have chosen to start your tour.