Thessaloniki is the second largest Greek city and is in the region of Macedonia. The origins of the city date back to 315 AD and it has been influenced by various cultures during this period. The Roman, ancient and Ottoman periods each left something of their own in the city. You will feel the history here at every step. On the other hand, due to the layout of the city, you will feel more like you are in the Balkans than in Greece. Undoubtedly, the city has more than enough to offer, and it is truly a paradise for historians.
Flights from Bratislava
From the Bratislava airport, you can get to the airport near the city of Thessaloniki thanks to the Ryanair connection. The company offers regular flights to Thessaloniki Airport up to twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays. The flight to the region of this important Greek city takes less than two hours.
Transportation from the airport
The connection between the airport, the city centre and the bus station is provided by bus number 01X. They run every 15 to 20 minutes and the journey takes approximately 45 minutes. Night buses number 01N are also available. Of course, you can also use the available taxis or if you are planning a stay with trips to the surrounding area and do not want to adapt to traffic, rent a car directly at the airport. However, a taxi is relatively expensive compared to one euro for a bus ticket.
„Must see“ in Thessaloniki
Probably the most famous monument in the city is the White Tower, which is 34 meters high and was once used for defence. In the past, it was part of the city walls, and its viewpoint is open to the public. From the historical monuments, you can also see the triumphal arch, the rotunda, the old walls, or archaeological sites.
The main church in the city is the Basilica of St. Dimitrosa and thanks to the Byzantine churches, the city was included in the UNESCO cultural heritage. Other important churches include Hagia Sophia or St. Michalis church.
There are also many museums that will tell you stories from history. Among the most famous are the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Byzantine Culture, or the Museum of Ancient Culture.
It would take a very long list to name all the attractions of the city, so everyone should choose their own. The collision of different cultures, historical events and influences forms this unique city.