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The White Tower in Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki, Greece Port Information
Tom Ogg

Entry Requirements
Language and Currency
What is Thessaloniki Like?
What is the Weather Like?
Where Does the Ship Dock?
Where is the Shopping?
What is There to Buy?
What is There To Do?
Is There Anything of a “Don’t Miss Quality?
Are There Any Great Restaurants or Bars?

Thessaloniki, Greece Port Reviews

Entry Requirements

A valid passport is required but no visa is required for stays under 90 days

Language and Currency

The official language of Greece is Greek, but some English is spoken in the tourist areas. Greece has accepted the euro as its formal currency US dollars are accepted in the tourist areas, as are all major credit cards. There are numerous ATMs in Corfu if one needs additional cash..

What is Thessaloniki like?

A Statute Along Thessaloniki's Waterfront

Thessaloniki is a modern city that dates back centuries before Christ. It is an important port and a thriving city with extensive shopping. Located right on the waterfront, Thessaloniki is easy to explore.

What is the weather like?

Summer in the Greek Isles is hot and dry. Daytime temperatures average between 85° - 95°F and can reach above 100° (usually in July). These warm temperatures are usually tempered however, by cooling, prevailing north winds. Winter months are mild with temperatures averaging between 55° and 60°F.

Where does the ship dock?

Ships dock in the main port of Thessaloniki, an easy walking distance from the downtown area. Simply exit the cruise terminal and walk along the waterfront to your right. (This is a great place for a jog if you are a runner.)

Where is the shopping?

Thessaloniki's Agias Sofias Street

Once you exit the port area keep a look out for Agian Sofias Street. It is a wide street with a center median that is lined with shops. A few blocks inland from the waterfront you will cross Tsimiski Street and Mitropoleus Street. This area is the center of the shopping in Thessaloniki.

What is there to buy?

There must be a thousand gold jewelry shops in Thessaloniki and buys on Greek gold jewelry are excellent. Also, there are lots of clothing stores and leather stores to enjoy. Don't miss Thessaloniki's fabulous candy stores and bakerys.

What is there to do?

The Thessaloniki Archeological Museum

The pride of Thessaloniki is the archeological museum. Located a few blocks inland from the White Tower, it features a fabulous collection of gold jewelry and artifacts dating back to centuries B.C.. While the structure itself is underwhelming, the museum is well worth exploring.

The main sightseeing attraction for the port of Thessaloniki is Ancient Pella and your ship will undoubtedly offer a shore excursion to this ancient city that became the capital of Macedonia in the fourth century B.C..

Is there anything of “Don’t Miss” quality?

Not that I would say.

Are there any great restaurants or bars?

I haven't found any, how about you?

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