The International Airport ‘Macedonia’ (SKG) connects Thessaloniki with approximately 38 countries and more than 60 foreign cities with direct flights, as well as 35 cities and islands in Greece (direct flights and transit).
The airport is located just 16 km from Thessaloniki. Connected directly with the city center via bus lines OASTH No 01X and No 01N (night) and via the IKEA transfer station by Halkidiki Bus Station, the center and eastern districts of the region of Thessaloniki. At the airport area taxis are stationed in servicing passengers. The cost of the route from the airport to the center is about 20 euros.
At the airport you will find currency exchange, automatic teller machines (ATM), catering, duty free shops (Duty Free), other shops, parking, car rental companies etc.
The Tourist Information Office operates Monday – Friday from 8:30 to 20:00 (except holidays).
The direct flights from/to Thessaloniki are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Malta, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom.
Greece is a full European Union member. Therefore, foreign visitor entering Greece must have a valid passport, or ID if they reside within the E.U. You can find more information regarding visa regulations at the website of the Hellenic Ministry of foreign affairs by clicking here
The official currency of Greece is the Euro €.
220 volts AC, 50Hz. Continental two-pin plugs are in use.
Eastern European Time (EET) Standard Time = GMT+2
There are 3 main GSM operators in Greece that you can roam with: Cosmote, Vodafone and Wind. The protocols for digital mobile telephone transmissions are based on GSM technology, operating at the frequencies of 900 and 1800 MHz. Please contact your provider for further details.
Ambulance: 166 || Fire Department: 199 || Police: 100
In restaurants and hotels, taxis or other services, tipping is customary if you are pleased with the service. Approximately 5% of the bill is a good guideline.
Thessaloniki offers an easy and quick way to commute; no city spot is more than 30 minutes away from the center by public transportation.
Surely, the best way to get acquainted with the historic center is by strolling down the UNESCO monuments, the market, the traditional taverns, as well as the coastline with the beautiful sunset, the distance between them is not more than a few minutes’ walk, after all. Public buses and taxis are the main means of transportation of Thessaloniki, while bicycles have become increasingly popular over the past years. The picturesque boats and the alternative Segway, complete the list of transportation selections during summer period.