Thessaloniki International Airport "Makedonia" is the second biggest in Greece. In the summer, it gets quite busy and connects with almost all European countries with direct flights as Thessaloniki and Halkidiki are prime tourist destinations. You will find a selection of legacy and low-cost carriers that fly to a wide range of European cities. Aegean Airlines, Ryanair, Air Berlin and Turkish Airlines are some of the airlines with the highest frequency in Thessaloniki Airport.
For more information about the city's airline connectivity, please visit the Thessaloniki Convention Bureau's website:
AIRPORT & CONNECTIVITY https://thessalonikiconventionbureau.gr/thessaloniki-info/
WHILE IN THE CITY
Thessaloniki offers a wide range of experiences for the modern traveler at a fraction of the cost compared to other European cities. Without any compromisein quality, the visitor can easily transfer, visit sites, enjoy the culinary tradition or even shop at numerous spots all around the city. Moreover, the perfect June weather allows for extensive city discovery. Warm, completely sunny days and mild nights offer the perfect combination to enjoy the most of the city. Indicatively:
• Transportation: Local Bus ticket costs €0.90 for a single ride! Day tickets cost €4. A taxi ride from the city centre to the Concert Hall or the City’s fortifications is about €4-6.
• Food: Thessaloniki is probably one of the best Mediterranean destinations to enjoy exceptional cuisine in affordable prices. There are hundreds of taverns everywhere in the city; in cobblestone alleys, along the waterfront, in open-air gardens that offer a wide range of Greek delicacies and spirits. Lunch including wine or ouzo will cost approximately €10-15. For those interested in savouring a gourmet Greek dish, there are also high end restaurants to satisfy the most demanding customer. Lunch in such a restaurant will cost approximately €15-25. Greek street food is all around the city. Gyros is an absolute must-eat delicacy and costs no more than €4.
• Miscellaneous: Convenience kiosks are located literally everywhere in the city and will provide visitors with all they may need during their day. Indicatively, a bottle of water costs €0.50, refreshments and chocolate bars are €1. Coffee drinking becomes a whole new experience in one of the numerous cafes of the city, at €2 for take away and €4-5 for dine-in. Trying a freddo espresso/capuccino is a must! Summer nights in Thessaloniki are very lively. Locals and tourists meet in open air bars and enjoy the warm weather. A bottle of beer costs approximately €4-5 at a bar or €2 from a kiosk. Summer nights in Thessaloniki are very lively. Locals and tourists meet in open air bars and enjoy the warm weather.