The area from Koudouriotou to Diamanti streets and from Hiou to Lemnou streets is known as Ladadika. This is an old quarter, with narrow pavements and neoclassical buildings. Here you will find plenty of bars, restaurants and the Museum of ancient Greek and Byzantine instruments.
This is the most impressive square in Thessaloniki. It features buildings with great architecture inspired by European and colonial models, cafés, shops etc. This square is where big celebrations take place, such as the coming of the New Year, it is also a meeting place during the day.
The Noesis is a welfare, non-profit cultural and educational foundation that promotes Technology Culture. They have a whole activity techno park with three main elements: exhibition, planetarium and simulator. This is an interesting and educational center which is fun for all ages.
The specialties of this tavern are handmade gyros, soutzoukakia (a local dish) and meatballs and the prices suit those trying to dine on a low budget as well. They also offer gluten free menu with special handmade cheese burger. With your food have a beer from artisanal breweries like Nissos from Tinos and Donkey from Santorini. You will find the restaurant just outside the city centre.
Right in the city centre this restaurant provides everything you wish for. In an elegant European atmosphere you can order a coffee in the bar early in the morning, a light lunch mid-day, a gourmet dinner in the evening or delicious cocktails in the middle of the night.
Located inside The Met Hotel, Chan offers a delicious Asian menu. This classy and elegant restaurant for sure serves high-class food and each dish is carefully prepared. Although it is slightly more expensive than the other restaurants in the city, the food's high quality and the great ambience make it worth it.
Trigona Elenidis is one of the best places to taste Greek traditional specialty. This pastry shop serve a dessert which named after its triangular shape. The inside of the triangle is filled with thick vanilla cream. This is one of "must" things to try when visiting Thessaloniki.
One of the most attractive places to visit. This is a great place to listen live music or just dance the night away. The decor is inventive and interesting with stylish industrial notes and understated luxury in details. At this new meeting point you can relax completely from everyday city stress.
Right in the heart of Thessaloniki, Dogs Club can be a great stop for a good mixed drink, or an entire night of casual fun. The friendly bartenders introduce new, funky drinks to enjoy. You can immerse yourself in a variety of musical atmospheres. Every Thursday the club organizes a party with Greek music.
Sinatra Espresso Wine Bar gave life to this downtown area. If you go on the afternoon you need to try the wonderful coffee. Later, awaits you a wide range of wine that will not leave you unsatisfied. You could also choose your favorite cocktail from the list. Surrounded by neoclassical buildings that offers you a wonderful view.
Have a mouth-watering drink at the 7th floor of The Met Hotel by the 22-metre long swimming pool. Sky Bar offers a breathtaking 360° degree view of Thessaloniki so bring the camera with you and take some nice pictures. This is a sophisticated bar and a great place to hang out with friends.
Hondos Center is a beauty retail market being operational in Greece since 1967. Based on experience to accommodate the widest variety of cosmetics and fashion brands. It offers to the customers a unique shopping destination which is the home of the most famous names in fashion.
It consists of four levels which house 80 independent shops with fashion brands, clothes, footwear and accessories at very low prices all year round. It has all the infrastructure for people with disabilities (parking spaces, WC, easy access) as well as special treatment rooms for small kids, Cafe Bar, card phones, ATM cash withdrawals, Information Desk, as well as free internet access for their guests.
Department stores Kanellopulos welcomes you in the fashion world, where you will experience excellent shopping and meet friendly staff. The variety of products are great and offer something for men, women, and children. If you get the membership card you will receive an extra discounts.
Public is a Greek entertainment store chain. Visitors are not necessarily costumers here. They have the opportunity to try the product before they buy them. Playing new games controls, listening to the best cd, accessing on internet and participating in events. It is located in main street Tsimiski.
The Macedonian airport, at the area of Mikra, is the second largest airport of Greece and is linked with most destinations of Europe and the Balkan countries. To get from the airport to the centre of the town will take you from 20 to 45 minutes, depending on the traffic. You can go to the centre of Thessaloniki using bus number 78. It runs every 45 minutes and it takes approximate 45 minutes.
You can cover most of the distances in the city by foot or using the local buses. Tickets can be bought either at the kiosks or from the vending machines on the bus. If you buy the ticket on the bus, remember to have coins. All tickets must be validated and are useable for 70 minutes. Different kind of day passes are also available.
Each pharmacy in Thessaloniki has a notice in the window showing which ones are open out of normal hours and their addresses. Wherever there is a doctor you may see a sign with a cross most of the times. On some signs, there are also phone numbers to the emergency room. One pharmacy can be found on the following address: