HOW TO GET TO THESSALONIKI
Several flights operate daily throughout the year between Thessaloniki ( “Macedonia Airport”, 16 km. from the city ) and Athens ( West/Olympic Airways Airport ). Thessaloniki is also linked by air to Rhodes, Corfu, Ioannina, Herakleion, Chania, Lemnos, Myti-lene, Samos, Chios and Kavala, and in summer to Mykonos and Santorini.
For further information: OA Athens, tel.210/9666666 and OA Thessaloniki, tel.2310/260121-9 and 230240 ( for reservations ). The private airline AIR GREECE I also operates flights from Athens ( East/Inter-national airport ) to Thessaloniki, and from Thessaloniki to Athens, Herakleion, Chania, and Rhodes.
Information from the airline’s offices in Athens, tel. 210/3255011-4, 3244457-8 and in Thessaloniki, tel.2310/2443340-1, 236946. Another private airline company, Cronus Airlines, also links Thessaloniki to Athens. For information, cal 210/3315515 ( Athens ) or 2310/8705553 ( Thessaloniki ).
There are daily rail services between Thessaloniki and Athens.
Information on train departure times from Athens is provided by the OTE service ( call number 145 ); also call the OSE ( state railway ) offices in Athens, tel. 210/5297777 or 3624402-6, and in Thessaloniki, tel. 2310/517517-8 and 517513.
KTEL bus services link Thessaloniki to Athens, Thessaly, Epirus, Central Greece, the Peloponnese, and the rest of Macedonia. Information from the Athens KTEL offices, tel.210/8225148, 8221335, 5148856, KTEL Thessaloniki, tel.2310/510834, and from the OTE ( call number 142 ).
By car ferry
Thessaloniki is linked by car ferry to Lemnos, Mytilene, and Chios ( throughout the year ) on the Piraeus-Aegean islands line ( departure from Piraeus ).
To Rhodes, Cos, and Samos ( all year round ) on the Piraeus-Dodecanese islands line (departure from Piraeus).
To Alonnisos, Skopelos, Skiathos, and Volos ( only in the summer months ) on the Volos-Sporades- Thessaloniki line.
To Mykonos, Paros, Santorini, Syros, Tinos, Skiathos and Herakleion ( all year round ) on the Thessaloniki-Aegean islands – Herakleion line.
To Naxos, Paros, Santorini, Syros, Tinos, Herakleion and Volos and in the summer to Skiathos on the Herakleion-Aegean islands-Volos- Thessaloniki line.
For information: Thessaloniki Port Authority, tel. 2310/531505.
Thessaloniki is linked by hydrofoil in the summer ( beginning of June to beginning of September ) to Chalkidiki ( Nea Moudania ), the Sporades ( Alonnisos, Skopelos, Skiathos ), and Thessaly ( Ai-Yiannis and Horefto, Pelion ). Information from the CERES company offices in Thessalonike 2310/547407, 534376, 547454.