Explore Thessaloniki flexibly with a hired car
Vacations in Greece are especially trendy! With a hired car you can make your trip to Thessaloniki, Greece, especially exciting. Besides the Greek capital Athens in the south, Thessaloniki is certainly worth every trip. The second largest metropolis in Greece is located in the north of Greece.
The good infrastructure of the region makes driving a car especially easy. During your city trip to Thessaloniki you should also take a day at the beach outside the city. On arrival at Thessaloniki SKG Airport, the hired car you booked will be handed over to you at the terminal. This way you can start your holiday in Thessaloniki flexibly and independently right from the first hour. Be clever and compare the prices in advance. Information about the different offers for car rentals at Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) can be found in the online price comparison. Thessaloniki is the perfect starting point for your round trip through Greece.
Still no desire for cold autumnal temperatures? Then take a trip to Thessaloniki in autumn. The Greek seaport promises lots of sunshine even in autumn. Spend the autumn days by the sea or explore the surroundings with a hired car on your own. In autumn you can taste olives, olive oil and lots of wine in Thessaloniki and its surroundings. Learn everything about the harvest and the process of making wine and enjoy the fine droplets. But be careful: if you are going to have a wine tasting during your autumn holiday, it is better to leave your hired car at home. That way autumn is fun and you return home full of energy.
Thessaloniki Airport is located directly by the sea. The approach already becomes a special feature. The airport Thessaloniki SKG was extended and rebuilt until 1997. Further renovations to serve even more passengers are currently in the planning phase. The airport building is very clearly arranged.
Departure hall and arrival hall are located on two different levels. The departure terminal is located on the upper level. The terminal for arrivals is located on the lower level. Both levels are connected by an elevator and stairs. On both levels there are also toilets and a snack bar. Several stores are located on the upper level in the departure terminal. Around the airport there are parking lots where you can also pick up your hired car.
On the way at Thessaloniki Airport
Arrival is on the lower level at Thessaloniki Airport. If you arrive by plane, step from the airport bus directly into the building. Here you will immediately find the baggage carousels. From here you go through the lock and you can also see the exit from the airport building directly. If you have rented a car in advance via the price comparison on the Internet, the pick-up station of your car hire is either on the upper level of the airport in the departure area or in the direct vicinity of the airport. The friendly staff at the airport will also give you information about this.
An elevator to the top takes you to the departure hall. Here you will find the various airline counters and car hire agencies. As the Airport Thessaloniki SKG is very clearly arranged, you will find your car hire and its pick-up station very quickly.
Thessaloniki Airport SKG has the perfect transport connections for continuing your journey by hired car. Alternatively, there is a regular bus service to the city as well as cabs. The train station is about 15 kilometers away.
Drive east via Kavala to Alexandroupolis, or to the "three fingers" of the Chalkidiki peninsula. This is about 30 km away. Here beautiful sandy beaches are waiting for you. Alternatively, we recommend taking the A2 towards Veria and Athens to central Greece.
The center of Thessaloniki can be easily reached by car from the Airport SKG. Airport and city are separated by about 13 km. How long does the flight from Germany to Thessaloniki take? The flight from German cities to Thessaloniki takes between two and three hours.
Gas stations directly at the airport
With the fully fueled option you can start directly. The first gas station is located directly after leaving the airport on the feeder road at the first crossroads with traffic lights. This is about 500 m from the airport.
In Greece there is on the one hand petrol with 95 octane, which corresponds to super, petrol with 100 octane, which corresponds to Super Plus, and Gazoil, which stands for diesel. In addition, a petrol service is common in Greece. Stay completely relaxed in your car.
Reach Nea Peramos quickly by hired car
When you think of Thessaloniki, the first thing you probably think of is the White Tower, which watches over the port and the promenade. The vibrant city has much more to offer. Well-known boutiques await your visit and invite you to take an extensive shopping tour. In the city the famous Hagia Sofia is waiting for your visit. With a hired car you can reach all sights quickly. If you are interested in ancient Greece, then a visit to the Archaeological Museum is worthwhile. Visit the Galerius Arch, which was built by the Romans. Thessaloniki is a very historical place. Admire the many buildings of different peoples.
Olympia Greece is quickly reached
Drive on and explore even more! On the one hand, the beaches of Chalkidiki about 30 km away are perfect for a day at the sea. You can also take the A2 towards Athens. In the area around Katerini you will find the famous Olympus. More beaches are waiting for you. With a hired car you can discover all the sights. So you can also take the A2 towards Athens through the Tembi Valley with its chapel built into a rock. Turn off in Larissa to the beautiful inland city of Trikala. Here you can visit the Meteora Stones with its monasteries. Greece is a beautiful and diverse country. The culinary delicacies can be found everywhere. Enjoy an extended summer in the south of Europe. Be safe on the road with your personal hired car. Ancient Greece will fascinate you.