The northernmost urban gate to Greece and the country's second largest city greets its numerous visitors with a heart-warming hospitality and an eclectic blend of old and new, quiet and noisy, typically Greek and international. Thessaloniki's location makes an ideal starting point for exploring northern Greece including the beautiful peninsula of Chalkidiki with its turquoise sea.
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Driving your car hire in Thessaloniki does not differ much from driving in any other southern European city. Please note that in summer traffic congestion is more frequent at weekends. Be sure to look for a back-up route to your destination in rush hour as well. Take your car hire to the south on a motorway and reach Athens in around five hours or opt for a weekend trip to Ohrid Lake in the neighbouring FYROM. Auto Europe has prepared a guide to driving in Greece for your further reference and assistance.
With plenty of outdoor car parks free of charge a bit further from the city centre, you are sure to find a place for your vehicle in Thessaloniki. Public transport is an excellent option if you decide to leave your car rental in one of them. Finding an empty spot in the centre of the city may be somewhat more difficult. There are, nevertheless, designated area and on-street parking, both of them chargeable by hour. Pay attention to meters and make sure you have obtained the right ticket.
Situated in eastern Macedonia and bordered by the mountains on the north and the Aegean Sea on the south, Thessaloniki boasts all characteristics of the Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers and mild winters.
If you would like to avoid hot temperatures, it is the best to visit in spring or autumn. However, even in the summer, you can find the much needed refreshment at one of the city's beaches. Thessaloniki is a port city and as such, its beaches may not be of as good quality as those nearby.
Sit in your car hire and explore hidden beaches and secluded coves in the area for the best summer experience!
Situated only ten miles from the city, Thessaloniki Airport is easily accessible by car and public transport.
International Airport Macedonia (SKG)
Telephone: +30 231 098 5000
The city of Thessaloniki currently has only buses as a public means of transport. Bus tickets are quite affordable and there are routes connecting the city to the suburbs. Besides the vast network of public buses, you are also welcome to use taxis, which is a more expensive option. Car hire is still the best and most flexible way to get around Thessaloniki.