About Thessaloniki


Thessaloniki is the second-largest city in Greece, the capital of the Macedonia region, and an important educational hub with 4 large-scale institutions, among which Greece's largest university, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

It is considered Greece's cultural capital, renowned for its festivals, events and vibrant cultural life in general and has recently been ranked by National Geographic Travel in the top 10 Nightlife Cities.

More importantly, it is also a city with a continuous 3,000-year-old history; preserving relics of its Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman past and of its formerly dominant Jewish population. Many of its Byzantine churches and a whole district of the city in particular, are included in UNESCO's World Heritage list. For more information about the city's identity, as well as facts and figures please visit the Thessaloniki Convention Bureau's website.

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The Greek currency is the Euro (€). The majority of stores accept international credit and payment cards. There is also a wide network of ATMs where you can withdraw cash.

Discover Greece - Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki on Wikipedia
Things to do in Thessaloniki - Tripadvisor
Greece Is - Experience Culture, Gastronomy & More

Come prepared for the heat!

The climate in Greece is typical of the Mediterranean climate, which is mild and rainy winters, and relatively warm and dry summers with, generally, long sunshine duration almost all the year.

The northern areas of Greece have a transitional climate between the continental and the Mediterranean climate. In the summer the climate is very warm around Thessaloniki. The mean temperature average in June is 26°C.

Also important: It is recommended to bring mosquito repellent. 

Police 100
European Emergency Number 112
Fire Emergency 199
Ambulance 166
Thessaloniki Tourist Police  2310 554871
Thessaloniki Traffic Police 2310 250740
Port Authorities 2310 593134
Poison Control Center 210 7793777

Our local partners curated a list of nice spots. You can check it here.

You can find some suggestions here. 

Please visit our Getting Around section for more information on Airport Transportation, Public Transportation, Taxi Services, Bike rentals and more. 

For more information on local services in Greece, click here.

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