Located on the northern shores of the Thermaic Gulf, have a look at our holidays to Thessaloniki and prepare to touch down in northern Greece. The country’s second largest city after Athens and the capital of the Central Macedonia region, don’t miss out on our affordable selection of holidays to Thessaloniki from Stansted.
Set back from the Aegean Sea on mainland Greece, Stansted to Thessaloniki holidays are a wonderful option for your next getaway. The city’s strong strategic location means it has been an important coastal port for thousands of years, and you can explore its fascinating Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman heritage with one of our holidays to Thessaloniki.
In 1917, the Great Thessaloniki Fire sadly destroyed large parts of the city, wiping out most of the old centre. This means the city has a relatively modern European feel thanks to the rebuilding process, yet there are many original structures that managed to survive and remain to this day. Check out the northernmost Byzantine city walls and the White Tower, a 16th century fortified tower which overlooks the seafront.
Go for a leisurely wander along the promenade which stretches for 12 kilometres along the waterfront, stopping to explore spots such as the ancient Roman Forum. Or if you’re sightseeing in the upper part of town, stroll amongst the narrow cobbled streets and traditional houses of the old Byzantine citadel.
If you’re interested in learning about Thessaloniki’s rich heritage, head to museums such as the Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum and Museum of Byzantine Culture. If you prefer to spend your time viewing art, try the State Museum of Contemporary Art or Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art.
Visit the Thessaloniki Science Center and Technology Museum, go on a sailing trip across the waters of the Thermaic Gulf, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere at the city’s bars and restaurants with holidays to Thessaloniki from Stansted Airport.