Boasting all the ingredients that make up a great holiday, your Greek adventure is awaiting in Thessaloniki...
Booking car rental in Thessaloniki couldn't be easier and is the best way for you to get out and about exploring the beautiful areas that surround the city. Simply pick up your rental car at Thessaloniki airport or downtown locations.
Greece's second city is packed full of fantastic historical sites, scrumptious restaurants, lazy waterfront cafes and buzzing nightlife.
As a compact city that dates back to 316 BC, it is easy to get around and see the many interesting landmarks on offer. Begin by feasting your eyes on the White Tower, the city's most famous monument. With its bloody history, it was once a prison and location of mass executions. Since then, it has been turned into a museum which tracks the history of Thessaloniki.
To immerse yourself further in the city's history and learn about its fascinating past, there are several other museums which you can build into your itinerary, such as the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, the Museum of Byzantine Culture and the War Museum of Thessaloniki.
For an eerie day out, visit the underground crypts in the fifth century church, Agios Dimitrios. Located in the centre of the town, it honours the city's patron saint and is an important landmark.
Enjoy a taste of Thessaloniki's Byzantine past with a trip to the unique Upper Town where you will be able to see the preserved Byzantine Walls, colourful houses and pretty churches. Be sure to sample some traditional cuisine at the many tavernas in the area.
Thessaloniki is blessed with outstanding surrounding landscape and hiring a car is the perfect way to ensure you can enjoy this during your trip...
Thessaloniki is a great place to base yourself when planning trips during your stay, whether this is to nearby villages or locations further afield.
If you fancy a day out that showcases spectacular beaches, vivid mountain landscape and pretty villages, make a trip to Halkidiki, located to the south-east of Thessaloniki. Consisting of three peninsulas, it is a popular tourist destination and well worth visiting if you want a break from the city.
Alternatively, nature lovers may prefer to visit Kerkini Lake. As one of the most significant wetlands on the continent, it provides a habitat for more than 200 birds, displays impressive fauna and flora, is home to a large number of fish, and will allow you to see a variety of animals such as buffalo.