Cheap flights to Thessaloniki(Halkidiki)

Greece’s second biggest city is a cultural treasure trove of ancient delights and modern entertainment. See shimmering Macedonian gold and Byzantine works in world-famous museums. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere at historic districts dotted with inventive restaurants and arty cafés. And if you ever fancy a break, the calm shores of Halkidiki are nearby.

At a glance

  • Language Greek
  • Currency Euro
  • Time difference GMT+3 hours
  • Beer £2.50
  • 3-course meal £25

Historic beauty

As one of the greatest cities of Macedonia and the Byzantine Empire, Thessaloniki has a fascinating heritage for you to discover. Its 15 UNESCO World Heritage Sites include the elegant White Tower, a symbol of the city close to the sea. You should also check out the gorgeous golden interiors of the 8th century Hagia Sophia and the ancient riches of the Archaeological Museum and Byzantine Culture Museum.

Cultural capital

Thessaloniki is one of southern Europe’s most cultural cities. It has an atmospheric centre packed with more bars and clubs per capita than anywhere else in Greece – yes, even than Athens! It was the 2014 European Youth Capital and the legacy lives on with the energetic atmosphere and breathtaking open-air theatres – Forest Theater and Earth Theater. Visit the Ladadika district, where traditional tavernas blend seamlessly with modern venues and street art.

Gateway to gorgeous beaches

It may be on the mainland, but Thessaloniki also connects you with some of Greece’s most beautiful beaches. In a little under an hour, you can drive to Nea Moudania at the start of Halkidiki’s dazzling trio of peninsulas. Laze on the white sands of Kassandra and Sithonia, and gaze at off-limits Mount Athos from a distance.