Thessaloniki Hotels and Accommodation
(Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece)
Home to a large number of hotels suitable for holiday makers, the availability and pricing of accommodation in Thessaloniki is greatly influenced by both the season and events. Lodging in Thessaloniki quickly becomes in short supply during major festivals and conventions, and also much more expensive.
The autumn festival season in Thessaloniki is a busy time for hotels in the city, as many fairs are held at this time of the year. However, those travelling to the city and on a budget will find a very limited number of cheap hotels, although some fairly inexpensive accommodation is available at the very centrally located Tourist Hotel on Mitropoleos Street, and also at the Rex Hotel, which is conveniently near to the railway station.
Where to Stay
Further budget lodging is provided by Thessaloniki's Youth Hostel, which is easy to find and resides in the very heart of the city, along Alexandrou Svolou Street. The West Egnatia is also known for its more reasonably priced accommodation, with a number of international hotel chains arriving here in recent years.
The more mid-range hotels in Thessaloniki are easier to located and more plentiful in supply, and a huge improvement on any budget accommodation that you do find.
Many also make some rather big discounts during the summer months, which is always a bonus. Popular mid-range choices in Thessaloniki include both the City Hotel in Ladadika, and Le Palace Hotel, which overlooks the Tsimiski area and features small, but perfectly formed balconies.
If you are prepared to splash out on luxury accommodation, then Thessaloniki's best options include the Capsis Bristol on the Katouni, the Electra Palace Hotel on the Plateia Aristotelous, and the Daios on the Leoforos Nikis, which opened as recently as 2006 and resides on the waterfront, close to the White Tower, and offers some superb sea views.