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Let’s talk a bit about Thessaloniki

By: Elena Pana

Even though Thessaloniki is one of the most beautiful cities in Greece, it is not as big as you may think. Therefore, a single transfer in Thessaloniki will probably not exceed the rate of 30 euros, with that being an example of the highest rate for a transfer from the west side of the city to Macedonia airport, which is at the east side of the city. For your transfers, within the city center, it is highly recommended to book a taxi, instead of using the bus, which is the only alternative way of transfer in Thessaloniki, as there is no tram or metro.

Thessaloniki offers you a variety of interesting things to do and places to visit. There are a number of museums, archaeological sites and monuments, such as the Archaeological area of Thessaloniki Roman Forum, the museum of Byzantine Culture, the Archaeological museum of Thessaloniki, the state museum of Contemporary art and many more. Fortunately, for those of you who are not very keen to travel long distances, most of these places are within a walking distance form each other, or you may need to travel by taxi or bus, but it will not take you more than 20 minutes. It is worth it though, as you get the chance to discover some of the most ancient pieces of history of the world.

Now, let us fill you in in some of the basic information about Thessaloniki. The city was founded by the King of Macedonia Kassandros in 315B.C; the city is named after Kassandrosʼ wife, who was also Alexanderʼs the Great sister. Moreover, in 1997 Thessaloniki was announced the European Cultural Capital of Europe and in 2014 it was announced European Youth Capital City; both titles are of high significance and importance for the city.

In more recent news, Thessaloniki serves for all tastes and ages; it offers from historical and educational options to restaurants and bars. There are a couple of spots within the city where you can find shops, restaurants, coffee shops, bars, nightclubs and anything else you wish to find during your holidays. The best example is the city centre, which lies around Aristotelous square, that is the cityʼs most central spot.

We promise you that the city of Thessaloniki and its hidden treasures will not let you down and you will definitely enjoy your stay. However, you should be open to meeting local people, who know the city best and will offer you the best guidance and suggestions, in order to experience the real Thessaloniki.

When being on holidays, we all enjoy our privacy and relaxation moments! Therefore, we would suggest that you plan your trip ahead, donʼt stress and rush to catch your flight or make it on time for your meeting. You just need to handle things the right way and choose a Thessaloniki taxi wisely in order to stay calm and on time.

Thessaloniki taxis are available in all areas of the city, 24 hours a day. In most streets, taxis will stop when hailed everywhere. It is not uncommon for passengers to share a ride, if it is suitable for all of them. If you don't wish to call out a taxi, there are taxi ranks in the following central areas: Mitropoleos Street near Aristotelous, Mitropoleos Street opposite the cathedral and Pavlou Mela Street just before the White Tower. A licensed Thessaloniki taxi is always blue and bear yellow or white number plates.

Elena P. is an author who focused on writing about leisure and travelling to foreign countries. http://www.liontransfer.com

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