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Things to Do in Thessaloniki

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Thessaloniki and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Thessaloniki activities? We have 35 tour ideas.


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Cultural Tours

Meteora Full Day Tour from Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 570.60


The Metéora is one of the largest and most important complexes of Greek Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos.

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Cultural Tours

Thessaloniki City Tour

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 23.29


A half-day city tour of Thessaloniki passing through the town's main sights. See the White Tower and the Old Town, before making a stop at Agios Demetrius Byzantine church and its crypt.

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Day Cruises

Thessaloniki Port Sailboat Tour

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 157.21


View Thessaloniki water-line and port from the sea. See all the landmarks, white tower, music hall, the port entrance, and more.

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Day Cruises

Olympus Riviera Cruise Including Lunch

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 29.11


Embark in the morning in Paralia's port. Sail through the northern Thermaikos waters till Mount Olympus, making several stops along the way for swimming. Take a break for sun bathing and enjoy a light lunch (included) by the sea.

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Day Cruises

Day Cruise to Ouranoupoli from Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 64.05


Spend 12-hours seeing the sights while cruising the waters of Kolpos Agiou Orousf. As you travel along the shores of Mount Athos, you will hear commentary on the monasteries located in this spiritual center. Enjoy a 90-minute stop in the village of Ouranoupoli where you can grab a bite to eat (at own expense) or stroll past local shops.

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Day Trips

Day Tour of Philippi, Amphipolis, and Kavala

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 104.80


Relive the glory of Philippi archaeological site and its incredible ruins, which reveal the importance and wealth of this ancient Macedonian city over the course of 10-hours. See magnificent places such as Lydia's Baptistry and the great Amphipolis Lion statue. Marvel in the beauty of the Forum Romanum as well as the city of Kavala before returning back to Thessaloniki at the end of the day.

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Day Trips

Meteora Day trip from Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 11 hours
Priced From: USD 64.05


A unique and unforgettable experience during your stay in Thessaloniki will be a visit to the Meteora Monasteries. Meteora is a geological miracle, which one must see for himself in order to believe. Nowadays, only six monasteries are well preserved and four of them are still inhabited.

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Day Trips

Mount Olympus and Dion Full-Day Trip from Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 52.40


Enjoy a full-day, small group tour close to the highest and most famous mountain in Greece, Mount Olympus. Olympus was notable in Greek mythology as the home of the Greek gods, from atop the Mytikas peak. Mount Olympus is also noted for its very rich flora and the several unique species found... Read More

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Day Trips

METEORA - 1 Day by Train from Thessaloniki - Panoramic Guided Tour - Daily

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 98.98


Visit Meteora from Thessaloniki for an amazing once-in-a-lifetime best tour experience. Travel by train from Thessaloniki , see all 6 Monasteries with our <strong>Panoramic 3.5 hours tour</strong> having with you the best <strong>Tour... Read More

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Food Tours

Thessaloniki Food Tour

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 110.63


Ignite your senses on a 3.5-hour food tour of Thessaloniki, exploring colorful markets, seeing fresh seafood, sampling Greek meze and more! With a local guide, visit the vibrant food markets of Modiano and Kapani to sample local bread, and then relax in a traditional Greek tavern to feast on a meze platter (selection of dishes) washed down with ouzo or 'tsipouro' – two much-loved Greek liquors. Further samples include a... Read More

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Food Tours

Thessaloniki food and culture tour: Tasty exploration 2:30hr

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 68.70


The “Thessaloniki tasty exploration” tour is designed to tackle your foodie mind. We'll walk the city streets and visit non-touristic venues where you'll experience the Greek everyday life. You'll hear interesting facts and discover meaningful stories that shaped the local... Read More

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Full-day Tours

Pella and Vergina Full-Day Tour from Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 52.40


Enjoy a full day trip (10 hours) back in history to two of the most important archaeological sites of northern Greece. Set out on a guided magical journey through time visiting Pella, the glorious kingdom of ancient Macedonia and Vergina, the ancient first capital of the Kingdom of Macedonia. This small-group tour can accommodate up to 15 guests, and includes hotel pickup and drop-off.

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Half-day Tours

Thessaloniki Sightseeing Tour

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 23.29


Join our Thessaloniki sightseeing tour and get a complete idea of the city also known as Salonica. A city of great historic importance and a crossroad of so many civilizations and cultures. Visit all the main monuments as well as the most important attractions of the city.

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Multi-day Tours

Thessaloniki and Chalkidiki 8 Days

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 8 days
Priced From: USD 1163.32


8 Day/7 nights exploring Chalkidiki and Thessaloniki. Spend 2 nights in Thessaloniki and 5 nights Chalkidiki.

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Multi-day Tours

Thessaloniki City Break 4 Days

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 458.81


Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece, is ideal for a city break and it is a mix of cultures. Discover its highlights in this 3- day tour. Take an optional tour of Vergina and learn about the long history of the area.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Thessaloniki Classic City Private Tour

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 139.74


The classic City tour includes seven hot spots of the Thessaloniki center.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Vergina Half Day Private Tour from Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 256.19


A half-day tour to Vergina (Aigai), listed as a World Heritage site.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Mountain Athos - Agio Oros Small Group Tour

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 395.93


Mount Athos is situated in the entire third, eastern and most beautiful peninsula of Halkidiki, called the peninsula of Athos. It is the only place in Greece that is completely dedicated to prayer and worship of God.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Thessaloniki Private Historic Walking Tour

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 116.45


Embark on a private historic tour of Thessaloniki, designed to give you a historic experience during a visit to the second largest city in Greece. Learn how this city remains a mosaic of different civilizations and cultures.

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Sailing Trips

Thessaloniki Sailing Tour

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 34.93


We are happy to invite you to an unforgettable sailing cruise with us! Our luxurious yachts will cover all your needs and provide all the comforts. Our specialized stuff and captains will offer you the best of service and warm Greek hospitality. Our cruises are highly recommended if you want to avoid overcrowded places. Escape with us, discover isolated places and explore enchanting beaches with turquoise waters!... Read More

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Tours around Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki City Break

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 3 days - 2 nights
Priced From: USD 235.40


Spend three days getting to know Thessaloniki.

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Tours around Thessaloniki

Hidden Markets of Thessaloniki - Small Group Tour

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 3 hours (starts at 09:00)
Priced From: USD 37.11


Uncover hidden markets on this Thessaloniki tour. Meet artisans preserving age-old professions and wander through the flowers at Louloudadika. Be amazed by Turkish baths and by the history of Modiano. Say hello to traditional coppersmiths in Chalkeon. Travel back in time at the Paliatzidika market and get amongst it in lively Ladadika.

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Tours around Thessaloniki

Tastes of Thessaloniki - Small Group Tour

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (starts at 09:30)
Priced From: USD 54.98


Wake up with a strong Greek coffee and eat foods steeped in Byzantine history. Sip on ouzo in one of the citys best ouzeris while wandering through open-air markets. Soak up the hustle and bustle of Athonos Square of Thessaloniki and get a sugar fix while sampling syrupy siropiasta.

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Walking Tours

Thessaloniki Walking Tour and Gastronomical Experience

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 100.15


Come and explore a city with a long history reflected in its important monuments, streets, squares, neighborhoods and secret corners.

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Walking Tours

Evening Walk in Thessaloniki with Wine Tasting

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 87.34


Come and explore Thessaloniki, the coastal Greek city with a lengthy history. See its ancient past reflected in its important monuments, streets, squares, neighborhoods and secret corners.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Thessaloniki Private Airport Transfer for Up to 4 People

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 13.97


Thessaloniki Airport Transfers with a private car up to 4 people. Enjoy a private service that's available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Transfer up to 8 People from Thessaloniki to Parga - Sivota - Igoumenitsa

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 582.24


Private Transfers from Thessaloniki Airport to Parga - Sivota - Igoumenitsa.<br />Low-cost, safe and reliable transfer with taxi minivan. Choose your destination in Parga - Sivota - Igoumenitsa and enjoy your holidays with comfort and smile.

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Thessaloniki Private Airport Transfers for Up to 8 People

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 20 minutes
Priced From: USD 58.22


Low cost Airport Transfer from Thessaloniki Airport to Thessaloniki City.Enjoy a private service that's available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Transfer: Thessaloniki Airport to Halkidiki-Chalkidiki Kassandra Area

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 75.69


Private Transfers from Thessaloniki Airport to Chalkidiki. Low-cost, safe and reliable transfer with taxi minivan.<br><br><br><br>

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Private Transfer: Thessaloniki Airport to Halkidiki-Chalkidiki Sithonia Area

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 87.34


Private Transfers from Thessaloniki Airport to Chalkidiki. Low-cost, safe and reliable transfer with taxi minivan.

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Private Transfer: Thessaloniki Airport to Mount Athos Ouranoupoli

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 160.12


Private Transfers from Thessaloniki Airport to Chalkidiki. Low-cost, safe and reliable transfer with taxi minivan.<br>

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Transfer up to 8 People to Paralia - Katerini - Litochoro - Platamonas - Neoi Poroi

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 145.56


Private Transfers from Thessaloniki Airport to Paralia-Katerini-Litochoro-Platamonas. Low-cost, safe and reliable transfer with taxi minivan. Choose your destination in Katerini and Litochoro and enjoy your holidays with comfort and smile.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Transfer up to 8 People to Kavala and Keramoti

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 221.25


Private Transfers from Thessaloniki Airport to Kavala-Keramoti-Thassos. Low-cost, safe and reliable transfer with taxi minivan.<br>Choose your destination in Kavala and Thassos and enjoy your holidays with comfort.

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Thessaloniki Hotel Transfers to Thessaloniki Airport

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 36.39


Thessaloniki Hotel Transfers with Private Vehicles to Thessaloniki Airport (SKG). Low-cost, reliable, private transfers from any place in Thessaloniki. In all of our vehicles we provide free wi-fi connection and we can provide you with tablet. The driver will also provide a bottle of water.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Thessaloniki Airport or Cruise Port Private Arrival Transfer

Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 52.40


Be met by a courteous professional driver on arrival at Thessaloniki Airport or Cruise Port. Get your Thessaloniki vacation off to a fine start with dedicated comfortable transportation direct to your hotel in the City centre with the minimum of fuss.

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