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Thessaloniki Macedonia Greece

How to get to Thessaloniki

By air: Thessaloniki is linked to Athens, Ioannina, Hania, Heraklion, Limnos, Lesbos, Rhodes,  Skiathos many cities in Europe
Thessaloniki's airport (tel. 0030 2310/411-997) is 13 kilometers (8 miles) southeast of the city at Mikras, a 20-minute drive from the city center. Bus no. 78 runs into the city (usually stopping in Aristotelous Square and at the train station) from about 6am to 11pm 

By car 
From Athens, take the 516-kilometer National Road, a four-lane highway that's the best in Greece, although stretches are always being repaired or widened, which leads to frequent slow-downs. The trip from Athens takes 6 to 8 hours. Much of the drive is extremely scenic. Although there are gas stations at frequent intervals along the National Road, you often must exit to reach them.

If you're coming from other parts of Europe, you must take the ferry from the Italian ports of Bari, Ancona, or Brindisi to Igoumenitsou on the northwest coast of Greece, and then drive across the Pindus Mountains to Thessaloniki. The trip takes 7 to 8 hours and is scenically spectacular. The southern route via Ioannina and Kalambaka to Larissa and the National Road is much less treacherous than the northern alternative through Kozani--particularly in winter--and is thus recommended (although snow can close both routes). 

By Bus 
Buses from Athens make the trip to Thessaloniki in about 7 hours, including a 20-minute stop at a roadside restaurant with toilet facilities. Buses are air-conditioned, much less expensive than the trains, and usually arrive on time. 
TEL:Athens: 210-5148856 5124563 Thessaloniki: 2310-500111

Timetable

Athens - Thessaloniki
210-5148856 5124563
Ktel Stasion Kifisou
07:00,except FR,SU  08:00, 09:30, 10:00, 12:00, 13:00, 13:30, 15:00, 15:45 only FR, 16:00 except FR, 16:30, 17:00only FR, 18:00, 21:00 except FR, 21:30, 22:00only SA, 22:15 except FR,SA,SU 23:00except SA, 00:00 
Athens - Thessaloniki
210-8225148
Ktel Station Mauromateon
07:30, 10:00, 12:00, 13:45 only FR   15:00, 16:30 only FR, SU 17:30, 19:30 only FR, SU, 23:00 
Patra - Thessaloniki
Tel:2610-623887 Patra 
08:30, 15:00,  21:00 except Sa
Ioannina - Thessaloniki
26510-26286 - Ioannina
07:00, 10:30, 13:15, 15:00, 19:00, 22:30 
These are the scheduled timetables and they are subject to change. Extra busses could also run on peak days. This is why, before your trip, you should confirm timetables with a phone call to the KTEL stations.

By train: Rail services link Thessaloniki with Athens and the towns of Macedonia and Thrace, while the line through Yugoslavia provides connections with Central and Western Europe, the line through Bulgaria with Eastern Europe and the line through Turkey with the countries of the Near East
In Thessaloniki, the train station (tel. 2310/517-517) is on Odos Monastiriou, which is the extension of Odos Egnatia west of Vadari Square, site of numerous shady bars. A taxi ride to Aristotelous Square takes about 10 minutes 

By Ferry-boats from Limnos, Lesbos, Hios all year round. Also summer connections with the island groups of Sporades, Crete, Dodecanese, and Cyclades.

By yacht G.N.T.O. Marina: Tel. +30 2310 426261.
 

Also Visit: Travelthessaloniki.com


 
 
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