Transfer and taxi from Thessaloniki Airport “Makedonia”
The pearl of the northern Greece Thessaloniki welcomes its guests with many unique historical monuments, antique structures, magnificent churches and temples. On the well-organized waterfront of Thermaikos Bay there is a place for a good holiday to fit any taste, and the delicious dishes of the Greek cuisine served in various cafes, restaurants and taverns of Thessaloniki will win forever even the most discerning gourmet. Make sure that the trip to Thessaloniki will bring only positive emotions right from the first minute of your stay in the northern capital of sunny Greece, having booked a transfer from the “Macedonia” airport in advance.
The Thessaloniki airport iis second largest airport in the country in terms of passenger traffic on the Greek mainland. It is located just 15 kilometers from the city and serves Thessaloniki with all the surrounding areas as well as the most popular tourist destination — the Halkidiki peninsula. During almost 90 years of its existence, the air harbour of the the northern capital of Greece has undergone significant changes and currently serves about 4 million passengers every year, taking flights from the most of European countries.
The airport arrangement
All the flights in the airport “Macedonia” are served by two terminals — passenger and cargo ones. The passenger terminal is situated in a three-storeyed building and offers all the necessary conditions for the comfort of passengers. The first floor is organised as the arrivals area that is divided into two sectors — one serves the domestic flights of the Greek air companies and the arrivals from the Schengen zone, and the second serves for international arrivals and the flights from countries located outside the Schengen zone. The second level consists of a departure lounge with check-in desks and a waiting room; here you can also do some shopping in the shopping center or visit tobacco shops. On the third floor, there are several cozy cafes and bars where you can leisurely enjoy a cup of coffee or have a tasty snack with a wonderful view of the runways.
If you have to stay at the Thessaloniki airport for a long time, be sure that the waiting will not tire you. Leave your luggage in the baggage room and stroll through boutiques, jeweller’s, take a look at candy shop or at Duty Free shop. There are currency exchange offices, banks and ATM machines, a VIP room and a playground for children; you can use free Wifi and a large car park in the territory of the airport.
Transfer from Thessaloniki airport
Coming off the plane the greatest wish of any passenger is to get to the hotel as soon as possible for having some rest and setting up for upcoming holiday. But what means is it better to use to quickly and comfortably get to the city?
The most cost-effective choice is, of course, the bus. Bus No 01X delivers passengers from the “Macedonia” airport to the city in the daytime and the bus No 01N runs at night. The full tickets costs €2 and it will take you 40 minutes to get to the center of Thessaloniki. But this way is more convenient for those people who arrived for a holiday with light luggage as it is not always comfortable to travel by public transport with sizable luggage. Besides, the Greek bus drivers do not always keep to the strict bus route timetable that leads to queueing at the bus stops.
It is easy to notice a string of blue-and-white taxi cars near the exit of the airport terminal. Anyone can make use of this service, but it is better to know some general rules that are inherent for taxi services in Greece:
it is impossible to choose the car that you like, because they drive away in a certain order;
the service is paid according to the taximeter and depends on the day and the time — on holiday as well as at night the trip will be about 50% more expensive;
if you call taxi by phone, the cost of the service increases as well as if you order it to a certain time;
oversized luggage, waiting and the downtime of the car are extra payed;
not all the taxi drivers speak English or especially Russian well, which makes the communication uncomfortable;
child safety seats are not available in every taxi car and they are extra paid.
The most convenient way to get quickly and comfortably from the airport “Macedonia” to the hotel in Thessaloniki is to book a transfer. You can do it in advance, just using the form of online booking. Transfer has a variety of advantages among which there are a possibility of choosing a vehicle class, mentioning a necessity of child safety seat and other options, the absence of extra payments and a possibility of making your own route.
How to book a transfer
The process of booking a transfer is an absolutely simple procedure that takes only some minutes. On the website of our company, you need to fill the online-form, indicating the point of your arrival and the direction, date and the number of people arriving. After this, the system will provide the choice of the car class — in Thessaloniki all the categories are available, from the budget variants to the premium class vehicles. Then you should fill in your personal data and confirm the order, having got the detailed instructions on your email address. For your convenience, the service is available on Russian and English languages. You can book the transfer to any destination by phone or by email as well.
The reasons for using Aktis.taxi transfer
The Aktis.taxi service is a wonderful way to get wants and needs met. We take care of your comfort not only during your trip but before and after it as well. Make sure yourself:
- by the time of your arrival there will be a driver in the waiting room with the nameplate, who will get you to the car, help to bring your luggage and to get cosy in the passenger compartment;
- if your flight is delayed for some time, the driver will be waiting for you at the airport for free;
- all the cars of our company are in perfect mechanical condition, equipped with air conditioning and free Wifi as well as always clean and without any foreign odors;
- we will install the child safety seat of the appropriate category according to your wishes and the age of the child;
- we have everything needed for transfer of disabled people and the passengers with special needs;
- the cost of the transfer is calculated at the time of booking and does not change despite any unforeseen situations;
- our drivers speak Russian free, which will help you to feel comfortably — the driver will answer your questions and help with accommodating if needed;
- you do not have to prepay— the trip is paid after you will arrive to the destination.
Having booked the transfer, you can stop worrying about your comfort and safety — just trust the professional service and enjoy your holiday time in beautiful Greece.
If you visit the northern capital of hospitable Greece, try not to miss a chance to see the most popular places of interest in the city — a magnificent waterfront with a variety of monuments and wonderful park zones, the outstanding Aristotelous Square with amazing twin buildings of Olympion and Electra Palace, the architectural landmark of the city — the White Tower, the basilica of Saint Demetrius Solunski who is the patron Saint of the city, the Galerius palace complex, numerous museums and towers. A walk in the ancient city area — the Ano Poli district will bring not only useful historical knowledge but also aesthetic pleasure, because this places offer magnificent panorama views on the boundless Thessaloniki.