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Thessaloniki is a beautiful port city found in northern Greece. This alluring destination is steeped in history, with Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman architecture to be seen all around. From diving into ancient Greece, taking in the incredible sea views, or experiencing the vibrant nightlife, this city will not disappoint.
Thessaloniki has numerous museums, monuments, and historic buildings to guide you through the city’s diverse past. The rejuvenated waterfront area provides you with a lovely walk, where you can take in the beautiful sea views and Mt. Olympus in the distance. The city also boasts wonderful restaurants that produce unique Greek cuisine, snug cafés, and lively bars that will please any tourist.
Couples will love Thessaloniki with romantic views, pleasant strolls along the waterfront, and charming restaurants to enjoy. Families on the other hand can enjoy the numerous museums across the historic city, visit the zoo, or go shopping in Thessaloniki’s huge shopping mall ‘The Mediterranean Cosmos’.
Ryanair flies directly from Dublin to Thessaloniki, twice a week, from late March until mid-October. Thessaloniki airport is a 30-minute drive from the city, and there are plenty of transport options from buses, taxis and private transfers. Talk to one of our experts about booking a holiday today.
With a lovely mix of modern and historical attractions, you’ll never go bored in Thessaloniki.
Thessaloniki is home to a lively, dynamic night scene. One of the most notorious spots for nightlife is the waterfront Ladidika district, where you’ll find bustling bars and nightclubs that stay open into the early morning. Another option, Valaoritou Street, which is the hot spot for the young. With numerous clubs, bars and lounge cafeterias, there’s plenty of options for you to enjoy a wonderful night out.
Whether you’re feasting on a delicious custard filled bougatsa, a juicy chicken or pork gyro, or some of the delicious seafood on offer, your taste buds will thank you for choosing Thessaloniki. Visit the Kapani market and sample all the traditional dishes, or head to the Ladadika district and eat at any of the amazing restaurants found there.
Noesis, the Science and Technology Museum is found just outside of the city, with a planetarium, a collection of classic cars and the hands-on Techno Park, the kids will never go bored. Further out of the city you’ll find Waterland, a waterpark with slides, lazy river, wave pool and a zoo, the perfect spot for a family day out.
There is an abundance of beaches within driving distance of Thessaloniki. Perea Beach is a fantastic choice, just a 30-minute drive away or a 45-minute ferry if you prefer to go by water. The massively long beach is dotted with parasols and sun loungers to rent, for refreshments there are plenty of bars and restaurants all along the beach.
In Thessaloniki city centre you’ll find all the shops, malls and departments stores you didn’t know you needed. Around Aristotelous Square is the best area to start, with all the shops being in close proximity, you can explore all of them with ease. On the east side of the city, you’ll find the largest retail development in south eastern Europe, the Mediterranean Cosmos. With over 200 retail units, eateries, cinema and much more, you won’t want to leave.
Thessaloniki enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate, with approximately 300 days of sunshine a year. Sun lovers should consider travelling to Thessaloniki between June & September, but the weather in Spring & Autumn is also very pleasant, not to mention the city is less busy.
Euro is used in Thessaloniki.
Thessaloniki is 2 hours ahead of Ireland.
Thessaloniki's city centre is very walkable. However, there is also a public bus service, the buses are quite regular and affordable. Taxis are also readily available.