Cheap Flights to Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki overview

When is the best time to fly to Thessaloniki?

Peak season:

April to May and September to October tend to be the busiest times of the year to visit, so you’ll find cheap flights to Thessaloniki harder to come by. The weather during these months is pleasant and warm, making it ideal for tourists who aren’t too keen on the extreme heat summer can bring. You’ll also be able to enjoy less crowded beaches, which is always a bonus when on holiday. September to November sees the Dimitria Festival take place. It’s a huge celebration of Thessaloniki culture and is one of the biggest events in Greece.


Off season:

You’ll typically find the cheapest flights to Thessaloniki during the winter months of January and February. The weather is a lot cooler too, so you might find yourself a little restricted on things to do as the beach might not be an option. The summer months of June to August are both peak and off season. Flight tickets are more expensive, however the temperatures can be too hot for a lot of people, so they tend to avoid this time of year.

When is the best time to book a flight to Thessaloniki?

The price of flights to Thessaloniki doesn’t vary too often over the course of the year, except for during festivals and as summer slowly comes into full swing. That said, you’ll generally find the cheapest flights to Thessaloniki if you plan ahead and secure your flight tickets a good two or three months in advance. November is generally cheapest, however you can also find cheap deals in April or May. If you can be flexible with your dates, then you’ll have the best chances of securing a good deal on your flight tickets.

How long is the flight to Thessaloniki?

Flights from London to Thessaloniki: 3 hours 15 minutes.

Flights from Manchester to Thessaloniki: 3 hours 30 minutes.

Flights from Birmingham to Thessaloniki: 5 hours 30 minutes.

Flights from Glasgow to Thessaloniki: 7 hours 15 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights to Thessaloniki?

The main two competitors that operate cheap flights to Thessaloniki are easyJet and Ryanair. There are a couple of exceptions but generally it’ll just be those two, especially on direct flights. You can expect cheap flights to Thessaloniki to be relatively easy to find, despite the major lack of competition. Ryanair and easyJet are both classed as budget airlines and Ryanair is especially famed for their cheap flight tickets. The downside is that you might end up getting charged a premium for any additional extras you might want, for example checked-in luggage is very expensive to add onboard with both airlines, especially during the summer months.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

You can use the bus services to find your way into the centre without too much trouble. Bus numbers 78, 78A and 78N all operate from the airport to the bus station in the west of Thessaloniki. The times do vary and some days you might find it rather limited to find a bus without waiting for a good chunk of time. That said, the 78 generally runs twice every hour. Failing that, your best bet would be to jump into a taxi. You can find them outside of the arrivals Terminal at the airport, although be prepared to spend quite a large sum. Taxis in Greece are a lot more expensive than other parts of Europe and you might find it a lot more worth your while to just rent a car for the duration of your trip. You can rent a car from the airport once your flights to Thessaloniki land, or you can pre-arrange it before you set off on your trip.

Thessaloniki insider information

  • Whether you’re religious or not shouldn’t stop you from venturing into the church of Agios Dimitrios, a stunning piece of architecture that shouldn’t be missed.
  • The archeological museum of Thessaloniki is another must-see place with a huge variety of amazing artifacts and collections.

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How much do things cost in Thessaloniki?

Restaurants
Cheap meal
C$ 14.46
Cappuccino
C$ 4.47
3 course meal for 2
C$ 43.39
Transport
1 hour taxi waiting fee
C$ 16.62
Taxi - fixed fee
C$ 4.34
1 km taxi journey
C$ 1.07
Petrol (1 litre)
C$ 2.08
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
C$ 96.48
Pair of Nike shoes
C$ 102.92
Markets
Large bottle of water
C$ 1.26
Bottle of wine
C$ 8.68
How much does a beer cost in Thessaloniki?
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
C$ 5
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
C$ 1
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
C$ 2
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
C$ 6

More information about Thessaloniki

  • Beaches including Agia Triada, Epanomi, Aretsou, Perea, Nea Mihaniona, Epanomi, Asprovalta are within easy reach.
  • The Museum of Byzantine Culture boasts a collection of Byzantine art, one of the best on show in all Greece.
  • The city’s ancient Roman forum ruins contain remnants of an even earlier Greek agora and evoke a great sense of history.
  • Thessaloniki’s nightlife is vibrant, with nightclubs, bars and bouzoukia filled with fun-loving crowds every evening.
  • Galerius’ Rotunda and the Palace of Galerius are among ruins associated with the 4th-century Roman emperor Galerius.
  • Built in the 5th century, the charming Osios David Church should be visited for its mosaics and 12th-century frescoes.
  • Vibrant markets such as Modiano Market, Kapani Market, the Flea Market and Bezesteni offer plenty of bargains.
  • Symbol of Thessaloniki, the White Tower was once a vital coastal fortification and is now a museum exhibition space.
  • As second-largest city and the capital of Central Macedonia, Thessaloniki is ideal for a holiday in sunny Greece
  • Why not book cheap return flights to Thessaloniki via the links above and save money on a great trip in Greece?

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