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Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece

How much does it cost to travel to Thessaloniki?

You should plan to spend around $146 (€134) per day on your vacation in Thessaloniki. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $45 (€42) on meals
  • $15 (€13) on local transportation
  • $172 (€159) on hotels

A one week trip to Thessaloniki for two people costs, on average, $2,044 (€1,879). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Thessaloniki cost?

A one week trip to Thessaloniki usually costs around $1,022 (€940) for one person and $2,044 (€1,879) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Thessaloniki on average costs around $2,044 (€1,879) for one person and $4,089 (€3,759) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Thessaloniki will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Thessaloniki on average costs around $4,381 (€4,027) for one person and $8,761 (€8,054) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Thessaloniki has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Thessaloniki expensive to visit?

Prices in Thessaloniki are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Thessaloniki is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Kalampaka (Meteora) or Dresden.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Thessaloniki Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Thessaloniki?

The average Thessaloniki trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Thessaloniki travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 159 ($172)
Local Transportation 1 13 ($15)
Food 2 42 ($45)
Entertainment 1 26 ($28)
Alcohol 2 7 - 22 ($8 - 24)
Accommodation Budget in Thessaloniki
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Thessaloniki is $86 (€79). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Thessaloniki is $172 (€159). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Thessaloniki

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Thessaloniki based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $62. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Thessaloniki
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Thessaloniki is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $15 (€13) per person, per day, on local transportation in Thessaloniki.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Thessaloniki
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  • While meal prices in Thessaloniki can vary, the average cost of food in Thessaloniki is $45 (€42) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Thessaloniki should cost around $18 (€17) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Thessaloniki is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Thessaloniki
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  • Entertainment and activities in Thessaloniki typically cost an average of $28 (€26) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Thessaloniki
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  • The average person spends about $16 (€15) on alcoholic beverages in Thessaloniki per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Thessaloniki on a Budget
Thessaloniki Thessaloniki Cathedral
Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece and serves as the capital city of the Central Macedonia region. It also has a rich history dating back more than 3,000 years. As a visitor, you'll find that the city has been touched by the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires, all of which left their mark. In particular, the many Byzantine churches are quite impressive, with some of them listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Thessaloniki is a haven for culture in Greece. There are many popular festivals throughout the year, and it's considered a party city with a young vibe. Regardless of what your travel preferences are, this city really has it all, including excellent food, plenty of history and culture, as well as an active nightlife.

The city's climate is humid subtropical. The winters are generally dry with a significant amount of fog. Temperatures may drop down to -10 degrees Celsius, and there is often wind. The summers can be hot and humid. Temperatures generally reach about 30 degrees Celsius and rain is rare. When it does rain, it is most often in the form of thunderstorms.
There are a good number of historic sights worth visiting throughout the city. Head to the northern side of the city where the Byzantine walls are still standing. You should also visit the White Tower, which dates back to the 16th century and is an important landmark for the city. There's also a great seafront promenade that is enjoyable to walk down. The entire promenade covers a length of 12 kilometers in its entirety. Make sure you head to the upper town where you can see traditional old houses, quaint cobbled streets, a Byzantine citadel, and the Eptapyrgion fort. There is also no shortage of museums and galleries throughout the city, many of which are quite impressive and informative.
Thessaloniki is divided into a variety of different neighborhoods, each with its own character and atmosphere. Some of the more interesting neighborhoods include the beach promenade, which is a popular place to hang out. It's lined with cafes and bars and is a great place to enjoy a walk. It's also a popular area for nightlife. Aristotle Square is at the center of the city, close to the waterfront. It's the most famous square in the city and is surrounded by interesting architecture and restaurants. Old Town Ano Poli is to the north of the modern town. This area used to be the Turkish and Jewish Quarter. Today it's an interesting place to walk around. On the western side of the port is Ladadika. It's a popular area for nightlife and it has a variety of cafes and restaurants. Egnatia has many historic sites including the Roman Agora and the Palace of Galerius. Navarino Square is also at the center of town and is a popular place to hang out in the evening.

Many people head to Thessaloniki for its atmosphere. There are many cafes, clubs, and bars around town so it's worth relaxing and soaking up the city's character. The city has a good nightlife as well, so there are not shortage of activities late into the evening. Concerts are popular throughout the year. Also make sure you take a walk down the promenade. This is a great area to people watch and get a feel for the city.
Food and Dining
Thessaloniki cuisine makes use of a lot of spices. The food is excellent and there are a lot of local specialties that you should try. Sweets are particularly popular and favorites include Tsoureki, a plaited sweetened bread, Baklava, Bougatsa and Galaktoboureko. If you're interested in purchasing some local food specialties, head to Modiano market. Here you'll find sweetened breads, baklava, pastries and desserts. They are all quite delicious and many are freshly made.

Meat dishes include gyros and souvlaki. There are many affordable places around the city that serve these favorites for a cheap price. Other options are soutzoukakia, which is a minced meat that is grilled and served with pepper flakes, and Patsas, which is a tripe soup.

In general tavernas and restaurants are reasonably priced with good quality food. It is worth eating out while you're in town because the atmosphere, cuisine, and experience is worth the cost.

Greek Island Ferry Tickets

You'll likely find yourself using the public bus system to make your way around the city most of the time. You can purchase your tickets ahead of time at a kiosk, or, if you have exact change, you can buy them from the driver. You really have three ticket options. The one way ticket costs 80 cents and is good for one trip. You can get a two journey ticket for 90 cents. This is good for two trips in a ninety minute period. There's also the option of a day pass for four euros. This will give you unlimited trips during that time period.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.