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dimi_pat

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I live in Athens and I love the city life but I've but wanting to see what the other great city in Greece has to offer. But as always I'm travelling on a budget. So it Thessaloniki expensive? And are there any tips for making it more affordable?
 
I live in Athens and I love the city life but I've but wanting to see what the other great city in Greece has to offer. But as always I'm travelling on a budget. So it Thessaloniki expensive? And are there any tips for making it more affordable?
Thessaloniki is not expensive at all, a bit cheaper than Athens. I would suggest you check out hotel prices on the internet.
 
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ssherie_

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Thessaloniki is not expensive at all, a bit cheaper than Athens. I would suggest you check out hotel prices on the internet.
Definitely cheaper than Athens!
 

k_tsoukalas

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Thessaloniki is definitely cheaper than Athens! It's a great city, filled with a youthful population and a lot of cultural things to enjoy, like museums and art galleries.
 

ladytina

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I have found that it can be pricey but it isn't as bad as Athens. It all depends on the type of vacation you have. You'll spend most of your money on your hotel, so it is good to choose a nice one that is also affordable.
 
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xmelissaa

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I have found that it can be pricey but it isn't as bad as Athens. It all depends on the type of vacation you have. You'll spend most of your money on your hotel, so it is good to choose a nice one that is also affordable.
Very true. Hotels are the most expensive. In comparison to the US, dining is pretty cheap but groceries are expensive. At least that's what I've noticed
 

Eirini

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Check also in Airbnb or world Hostel. Ano poli( άνω Πόλη) is very nice neighborhood und near to centro, but there is also busses to go to the center.
 
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paharo45

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Check also in Airbnb or world Hostel. Ano poli( άνω Πόλη) is very nice neighborhood und near to centro, but there is also busses to go to the center.
I recommend ano poli as well when traveling to Thessaloniki, it's my favourite neighborhood
 

ladytina

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I recommend ano poli as well when traveling to Thessaloniki, it's my favourite neighborhood
I really enjoyed my time there, too. I agree! You should go there, as well.
 

What it is like living in Thessaloniki for a month

I love seeing experiences like this, so I thought it would be good to share. This couple has been living in Thessaloniki for one month, so they have a pretty good perspective on what it would be like for foreigners. Ever since covid, there have been more and more digital nomads and people working abroad for months at a time. If you're interested in the experience, I suggest you ask some questions on this forum as well to get advice from people who go to Greece often.

The Arch of Galerius is one of Thessalonikis most famous landmark

Thessaloniki has two very famous landmarks: the white tower and the the arch of galerius. The history behind this arch is actually very fascinating, it was built in 305 C.E. to signify Galerius’ win from the Persian empire. The arch is now a very popular tourist site, and there is an open space around it where people walk around and enjoy the view of the water. You will definitely stumble upon it on your next trip to Thessaloniki.

You should rent a bike to tour Thessaloniki!

Many people don't think to rent a bike to see the city, but I think it's one of the best things you can do since Thessaloniki is right on the water and you will get some amazing views. Unlike different cities nearby, like Kavala, Thessaloniki doesn't have that many hills and is very easy to get around on the bike. I just recommend that you're careful of drivers, as Greek drivers can be a bit aggressive on the road. When I last visited, it was a few years back so I don't remember which bike rental company we used. So if anyone recommendations please drop them below.

What do people like about Thessaloniki?

I love these videos so much because I get great insight into what locals actually like about different cities. In my opinion, there's so much to like about Thessaloniki. I really love how the city has so much culture, and you can see how the influence of different empires has impacted the cities architecture. Would you agree with some of what I said in the video? Or do you have a different perspective? Let me know!

These are the top three beaches in Thessaloniki

If you ask me, I personally don't love going to the beach near the city. I find that the beaches aren't the best, but if you're touring the city and interested in going for a quick swim, these are your best options. The video does a great job of showing exactly what the beaches are like! Websites will show you photoshopped pictures that are edited to show the clearest waters and cleanest beaches. That's why I like to go to YouTube to see the reality of what I'm signing up for.

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