Thessaloniki city centre
Makedonia Apt. (SKG): 9 mi from city centre
Flights to Thessaloniki: practical information
Cheap airlines to Thessaloniki
Planning a holiday to gorgeous Thessaloniki? Search for cheap flights to Macedonia International Airport (SKG), which serves both domestic and international flights. From London the cheapest flights to Thessaloniki are operated by Ryanair and easyJet. Thomson Airways and British Airways also service the route.
When to book flights to Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki is Greece's cultural capital so when there is a major exhibition, fair or festival in town, the city fills up! The best time to visit the city is in spring and fall. In summer the locals tend to clear out and head to the islands and coastlines. For the cheapest flights to Thessaloniki, best to book at least three months in advance.
- Peak season: Spring through to fall, especially during festivals.
- Low season: Winter and August.
Direct flights to Thessaloniki take just over 3 hours from London.
Experience Thessaloniki: what to see, what to do
Known as Greek's culture capital, Thessaloniki hosts major festivals, arts events and exhibitions year-round. The city itself is a gem for Byzantine churches, Ottoman architecture and Roman relics. Where to begin?
Essentials in Thessaloniki
Byzantine Walls: On the northern side of the city the Byzantine walls are still standing as well as the White Tower, the symbol of Thessaloniki, which dates back to the 16th century. The walls in the Upper Town offer some spectacular views.
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki: This museum houses the most important artefacts from Macedonia including some golden artwork from the royal palaces of Aigai and Pella. This museum is a must.
Nightlife: Thessaloniki has the most cafes and bars per capita than any other city in all of Europe so you can imagine that the nightlife and social life here is phenomenal. The waterfront is a favourite spot to spend the warm summer evenings, hopping from one bar to the next.
Find more information on Thessaloniki Tourism.
Accommodations in Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki is very much a uni town and have plenty of budget and backpacker's hotels and hostels. For something in the mid-range, try a hotel near Aristotelous Square in the city centre. In the off season it's work asking for a better price on your hotel room in Thessaloniki. Most hoteliers would rather offer a discount than turn away a guest.