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Central Macedonia, the place of warmth and hospitality, the million-year
history and the remarkable cultures, the heavenly beaches, and the
dreamy natural landscapes, welcomes visitors and its ready to provide
everything they need. The areas of Thessaloniki, Halkidiki, Pella,
Serres, Pieria, Kilkis, Imathia and Mount Athos, can be easily
accessible through many means from which visitors can choose, to visit
the magical destinations that await them.
Thessaloniki International Airport “Macedonia” with many countries, as
well as with several domestic destinations. It is located 15 kilometers
southeast of Thessaloniki, in the area of Thermi. By the airport, one
can go to the city using urban transportation (Line 01X during the day
and 01N at night) that connect the airport with the Railway Station and
the Intercity Bus Station, crossing the whole city ai a cost of 2 euros
(ticket is issued in the bus), except from the buses to Halkidiki, which
are housed at a closer location (Line 79 from the airport to IKEA
station and then Line 36), and also by taxi. A bus stop and a taxi rank
are located at the airport exit. Also, in the arrivals area there are
offices of car rental companies.
At about 180 kilometers is the Kavala Airport "Alexander the Great", in
Chrysoupoli. Transportation to Central Macedonia can be done by taxi
from the airport to Chrysoupoli or Kavala and then by intercity bus, as
there are frequent routes to Thessaloniki and other destinations.
For more information please visit the airport websites.
The New Railway Station of Thessaloniki is in the center of the city, at
28 Monastiriou Street and connects the capital of Macedonia with all the
Greek cities of the railway network, as well as with destinations abroad
(Sofia, Skopje, Belgrade, Bucharest). There are regular itineraries to
and from Athens, the port of Piraeus and Patras several times daily, as
well as to Evros, passing through the cities of Kilkis and Serres. The
Suburban Line of Thessaloniki to Larissa serves the intermediate
destinations of Pieria, while the Suburban Line to Florina passes
through stations of Imathia and Pella. There is a taxi rank at the
entrance of the Railway Station and several Lines of the city's public
transport network reach the precinct.
For more information please visit the official rail website.
The Thessaloniki Intercity Bus Station “Macedonia” is located at 244
Giannitson Street, at the western entrance of the city. There are routes
to travel to and from all cities of Greece as well as to countries with
international routes ( Germany, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic,
Slovakia, Northern Macedonia). Access is via several lines of the city's
public transport network and by taxi. Bus stops and a taxi rank are
located at the entrance of the station. The destinations of Halkidiki
are served by the Intercity Station of Halkidiki to the east, on the
Thessaloniki-Moudania Ring Road. The two stations are connected to the
city bus line 45.
For more information please visit the website of Intercity and Urban
Organization of Urban Transportation of Thessaloniki:
The National Road and the Egnatia Odos are the two main, recently built
and well-constructed highways that you can follow to reach Central
Macedonia by car.
The National Road (A1 Motorway) is part of the European route E75 and is
the road axis for the passage from Athens or other southern regions of
The Egnatia Odos (A2 Motorway) connects Central Macedonia east with
Epirus, ending at the port of Igoumenitsa and west with Thrace, as far
as the Greek-Turkish border. The vertical axes connect Central Macedonia
with the Balkan countries and the rest of Europe.
The timelessly important port of Thessaloniki is connected by ferry to
several Aegean islands. It is located on the west side of the city
center, very close to the countless attractions of the capital of
Macedonia and is accessible by public transport or taxi. The port is
also a stopover for many cruise ships each year.
For more information please visit the website of Port of Thessaloniki:
The ferry access to Mount Athos, which is the only way to reach the
Athonite State, is through the ports of Ouranoupolis for the west coast
(phone of the Port Authority 2377071248) and Ierissos or Nea Rhodes for
the east coast (telephones of the Port Authority). (2377022063,
2377022576) and the Port Authority of Nea Rhodes (2377022000,
2377022385), but also cruises organized from various areas of Halkidiki.
For the island of Ammouliani there are routes from Tripiti (Telephone
Tripiti Coast Guard 2377031376).