Welcome to the vibrant city in northern Greece with Thessaloniki tours that offer a unique blend of history and modern culture. Adorned with a remarkable architecture, the bustling metropolis offers something for everyone. With hop-on hop-off Thessaloniki bus tours, explore the lively markets, cute cafés, and stunning bars to make the most of your itinerary. Admire the popular landmarks including the Roman Forum and the picturesque waterfront promenade, while sitting comfortably in an open-top bus. So, what are you waiting for? Simply book from a range of curated Thessaloniki hop-on hop-off sightseeing tours online to make the most of your itinerary.
The city was named “Thessaloniki” officially in 1912 after it merged with the Kingdom of Greece. It is the capital of Central Macedonia and has a rich history. Founded originally in 315 BC, Thessaloniki was named after the wife of King Cassander of Macedon, who was the half-sister of Alexander the Great. Thessaloniki has a diverse past, having been governed by a variety of empires, such as the Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans, and Greeks. Notably, the city is renowned for its stunning architecture, exemplified by the White Tower, an iconic landmark and the symbol of the city. Furthermore, Thessaloniki boasts a lively cultural scene and is recognized as the "co-capital" of Greece due to its vibrant nightlife.
The city is home to several museums, including the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, which showcases relics from the ancient Greek, Roman, and Byzantine eras. Thessaloniki is also celebrated for its culinary traditions, with numerous authentic Greek dishes, including moussaka, souvlaki, and tzatziki. Positioned on the Aegean Sea, Thessaloniki is within close proximity to many magnificent beaches, such as the popular Halkidiki peninsula. Lastly, the city is famous for hosting festivals, notably the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, which is one of Europe's oldest film festivals.
It is ideal to visit Thessaloniki, Greece during the mild weather of spring (April to May) and autumn (September to November) when there are fewer crowds and pleasant temperatures, resulting in more affordable accommodation rates. On the other hand, if you prefer the lively summer nightlife and beaches, the best time to visit would be from June to August, with sunny weather, cultural events, and festivals. However, keep in mind that summer sees a surge in crowds and temperatures can climb up to 35°C, which might be overwhelming for those sensitive to high temperatures. Thus, it's advisable to plan accordingly.
The exact amount of time depends on your personal preference and the number of attractions you want to explore. However, we recommend spending around 2-3 days in Thessaloniki to experience its culture and tick most of the key landmarks off your list.
Thessaloniki bus tour offers you the convenience and flexibility to get off at the nearest designated stop. No tour guide, you set your own itinerary. You’ll find all the stops are located strategically at all the major attractions, making your touring as hassle-free as possible. And then, when you’re ready to continue, return to a designated bus stop, show your pass, and hop back on the bus and onwards towards your next attraction. So, go ahead and make a whole loop of the route once you have your tour ticket, get familiar with the city and pick out your favorite places to visit and then return to them during your stay.
Yes, most of the buses are air-conditioned to provide you with the utmost comfort during your ride.
A typical sightseeing bus tour takes around 1 hour or more to complete one loop and the buses run every 30 minutes. Make sure to check the specific tour for timings.
You will receive the bus tour vouchers on your smartphone. Since it is an E-voucher, you can show it at the time of arrival.
There are several ticket options available to you, depending on your length of stay. Each bus tour will have validity from 24, 36, 48 to 72 hours. And the great thing is you can plan ahead as the vouchers are valid anywhere between 6 months to 1 year and can be used at any point during that period. Check the product page or bus tour operator for complete details.
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