Popular Accommodations in Thessaloniki
Highlights in Thessaloniki
- Museum of Contemporary Art
- Landmark "White Tower"
- Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art
- Speciality Bougatsa
- Pleasant temperatures
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Vacation rentals in Thessaloniki
In Thessaloniki you will find numerous holiday apartments in the middle of the centre, from where you can reach the ancient buildings and museums in just a few steps. You will find a vacation rental a little outside the house, directly by the sea, where you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the coastline already during breakfast on the terrace.Best equipment for comfortable holidays
The holiday accommodations in Thessaloniki offer a lot of cosiness inside and often an open space outside, like a garden or a terrace, where you can relax in the best way. Some accommodations even have a pool that invites you to jump into the cool water. If you arrive without a car, you can use the shuttle service from the landlord.
Holidays in Thessaloniki
Location and orientation
Thessaloniki is the capital of Central Macedonia in Greece. The town is located on the foothills of the Chortiatis and the Thermaic Gulf. Here you will find a large port offering ferry connections to the Aegean Sea.Ideal combination of bathing and cultural holidays
Due to the coastal location, you will not have to miss out on relaxing hours by the sea in this cultural city. The beaches, however, are all a little outside the centre, especially to the south. The most beautiful beaches in the immediate vicinity are the Epanomi and the Agia Triada beaches. Here you will find an excellent tourist infrastructure and also some quieter places.
Top 3 travel tips
Visit the State Museum of Contemporary Art, which is housed in the Lazarist Monastery. It presents a collection by the Russian avant-garde artist George Costakis as well as works by Greek artists such as Joannis Avramidis. The museum's collection is so famous that parts of it are repeatedly lent out for international exhibitions, such as in Berlin or Vienna.2. Walk to the landmark of the city
On the promenade you will find the "White Tower", which used to be part of the city fortifications. It is still unclear whether the tower was built by the Turks or the Venetians. However, the year of construction of the building, which was formerly used as a prison, is estimated at 1430. The 33 metre high tower houses the Byzantine Museum. You will also find a café and a viewing platform in the landmark of Thessaloniki.3. Visit interesting festivals
Every year, Thessaloniki hosts an international film festival of supra-regional importance, which has become the city's most important cultural event. The State Museum of Contemporary Art also hosts the Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art every year, which attracts numerous visitors.
The city of Thessaloniki was already mentioned in the Bible. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988.
Things to know
Bougatsa is a puff pastry dessert that is only offered in and around Thessaloniki. The Greek pastries are available in sweet as well as spicy variations, for example filled with minced meat, cheese or spinach. As a dessert, bougatsa is often filled with semolina pudding and refined with cinnamon and icing sugar.Enjoy pleasant temperatures
The climate in Thessaloniki is Mediterranean, but a little cooler than in southern Greece due to its proximity to the Balkans. For this reason you will experience here less brooding hot summers. In winter, cold air can also break in with ground frost and snowfall.