Thessaloniki – Thessaloniki Airport “Makedonia”
Thessaloniki Airport Details
Thessaloniki Airport “Makedonia” (IATA: SKG) is an international airport serving Thessaloniki, the second-largest city in Greece. Located 13 km southeast of the city, in the area of Thermi, the airport is the third-largest airport in the country, after Athens International Airport and Heraklion International Airport. Opened in 1930, it is the main airport serving Northern Greece, as apart from the city of Thessaloniki, it also facilitates transport to the popular touristic destination of Chalkidiki and other surrounding cities of Central Macedonia. Air transfer from Athens to Thessaloniki is the tenth busiest route in the EU reaching up to 1.8 million passengers, turning it into a busy airport. Recent operations refurbished the existing terminal and launched the construction of a second terminal, given to public in the spring of 2020.
Thessaloniki Airport Transfer
If you choose a car transfer from and to Thessaloniki Airport “Makedonia”, the airport is directly connected with the city’s major road arteries in the southeast, the EO16 and the A25. Parking spaces are available at the front of the terminal building.
Airport taxi services are also offered on the outside 24 hours a day, while bus transfer is offered on a 24-hour basis by bus 01X/01N of the Thessaloniki Urban Transport Organization (OASTH), which provides bus services between the Thessaloniki Bus Station (KTEL) and Makedonia airport.
What to do in Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece, is a unique place, providing all urban facilities whilst maintaining a friendly and intimate character. As soon as you have arrived, lose no time and book a taxi transfer to explore the city!
First stop in front of the White tower, the most iconic monument of the city, a must-see landmark. Built in 1535, the tower was originally surrounded by heavy walls, as it operated as a prison during the Ottoman occupation of Greece. Back then, due to its use as an execution and torture place, it was called “The Tower of Blood”, or “The Red Tower”. It was renamed “the White Tower” in 1890, after a prisoner entirely repainted it in white to win over his freedom. After seeing it from outside, you can also visit the White Tower Museum, dedicated to Thessaloniki’s History from the Roman Era to the present day, as well as admire the view from its top floor.
Continue on foot and take a stroll along Thessaloniki’s waterfront. It’s one of the best things to do in Thessaloniki. Many bars and restaurants are there to make a stop from your promenade, as well as the park with the modern sculpture “The Umbrellas”. You can also ride a bike on the bicycle path along the waterfront, if you enjoy cycling.
If history is your passion, then book a Taxi Mover transfer to the important archaeological sites and museums of Thessaloniki: Ancient Agora, the famous Arch of Galerius, also named “Kamara”, the Rotunda of Galerius, built as a Mausoleum for the Emperor, as well as The Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Byzantine Culture or the more contemporary Photography Museum and Museum of Cinema.
Another famous route that you must not forget to include in your city’s taxi tours is one around Ano Poli district, the historical centre of Thessaloniki. It is the only surviving neighborhood of the Thessaloniki of the past, after the great fire in 1917 which destroyed most of the city in 1917. Leave your taxi transfer once you arrived and take a stroll in its beautiful narrow paved alleys with the unique atmosphere, admiring the Portara Gate, in the walls’ northern part, the Eptapirgion, an ancient fortress and prison with 7 towers, and the Monastery of Vlatadon which overlooks beautifully over the city.
Last but not least, Thessaloniki is here for you to relax, have fun and party! Ladadika and Valaoritou districts are the most vivid and famous, but you can find a lot of bars and night clubs, whichever style of music you like!
Surely, in order to get to know a city, walking is essential, but not always possible. And is there an option more convenient than a private transfer service? Heavy traffic and packed buses can step aside, as Taxi Mover transport service is now available. Book your transfer now and worry no more! All you have to do is type your destination and preferences and Taxi Mover drivers will offer only the best prices for you. Pick the most suitable option and that was all! The road is yours!