Thessaloniki (Greece)

Thessaloniki is the second largest city of the Greece in the region of Macedonia, in the north. The city's climate is between subtropical and half-arid. The summers are very hot with temperatures reaching 30 C and the winters are Mediterranean mild (2 C). The city is known as the world's fifth best city to celebrate (according to Lonely Planet). The city also has numerous historical sites and buildings from a period spanning almost 3000 years, and a 4.5 km long avenue directly at the water line.

Population: 788,952
Beach : Yes
Mountain : Yes
Popular destination: No
Official language: Greek
Skill level of the English language : Good
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electric plugs: C, F
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: You are expected to tip between 5 and 10%. If a service charge is included in the bill, tip less than normal.
Time in destination: Jan 26, 2021, 8:50:48 PM

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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 41.9 48.7 35.1 5
February 44.2 51.4 36.5 5
March 49.5 57.4 40.1 6
April 57.6 66.2 46.0 5
May 67.3 75.9 54.3 5
June 76.3 85.1 62.1 3
July 80.1 88.9 66.2 3
August 78.8 87.8 65.7 2
September 71.4 80.8 59.4 3
October 61.2 69.8 52.0 5
November 51.3 58.6 44.1 6
December 44.2 51.3 37.2 6

More information: Thessaloniki forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Thessaloniki is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $53.41, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $157.67, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $59.62
  • Hotel (3 stars): $56.49
  • Hotel (4 stars): $73.63
  • Hotel (5 stars): $135.47
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $8.75
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $13.25
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.86
  • Meal, McDonalds: $7.78
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $12.15

More information: Thessaloniki price level


Thessaloniki has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 51.8 (better than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 71.1 (a little better than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 48.1 (better than United states average 41.7)

More information: Thessaloniki safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

More information: Car rental Europe