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I am arriving in a few days at Thessaloniki airport and want to go via public bus transport to chalkidiki to Kassandra part. which bus do I have to take from the airport? I dDO NOT want to go all the way to Thessaloniki town first and then back to kassandra. Maybe one can also drive a few kilometers with a taxi to get to the correct bus line. so which bus is gong to say Petchokori? Thanks, Gerd
Re: bus from airport
There is no direct connection between airport and the bus station you need.
From the airport take a taxi to KTEL of Chalkidiki bus station. (KTEL is the association of all long distance buses). This bus station is on the hiway from Thessaloniki to Chalkidiki and not very far from the airport (both are to the east of Thessaloniki). Attention, say clearly "KTEL of Chalkidiki" - all the other KTEL services are in the west part of the city. Taxis have to use the meter by low, there will be a normal surcharge because of "airport" but you can ask for the fare before getting in the taxi.
Petchokori? I think you mean Pefkochori. Nice place. Although off season, I hope you can enjoy there.
Travel Tips for Thessaloniki
KALAMARIA- Nea Krini area
Kalamaria is a charming suburb by the sea, to the east of the city centre, on the way to the airport.
Kalamaria is now a rapidly expanding suburb, mainly inhabited ny Greek refugees from Asia Minor (since the early 1920's).
Before that, this is how G.K. Moraitopoulos saw Kalamaria in 1880:
"When we come out through the Gate of Kalamaria, to the east of the city we observe that part of the land is flat and part hilly with wooded Hortiatis in the background. The plain is all green with gardens, a few field crops and many vineyards covering the land to the far end of Kara-burnu. Moreover we see many houses dispersed among the trees, in greater numbers mainly at two points, considered the outskirts of the city." Check also
I have some more details at my Kalamaria page...
If you are here during the winter be sure you bring warm clothes. It DOES snow here...currently, it's March 2, '05, and there is 3" of snow on the ground in the city. Even before this, it has gotten very cold and very windy. During the fall and winter months, the wind seems to sweep in over the city from the north and northwest over the mountains. It has gotten quite windy. I'd recommend having a good coat/fleece with Windblocker as well as some good water resistant gear. In the mornings, I've seen the outside temp. on the car computer reading -3 deg. Celsius. BUT, be sure to be able to keep warm by layering, because twice during the winter this area has experienced a "mid-winter summer". On two separate weeks, the temperature rose to a balmy 20 deg. C for about an entire week. Those were usually followed by a couple days of rain.
Have an afternoon coffee at one of the numerous seaside cafes, get a taxi to Kedrinos Lofos on top of the city to enjoy the superb sunset from there, and if you need some input of adrenaline, try KENTRIKH STOA, next to Aristotelous square, at the traditional City market.Enjoy the atmosphere and the friendly environment!
- Avion depuis la plupart des...
- Avion depuis la plupart des grandes villes européennes (charters aussi).
- Train, depuis l'Italie, bateau Brindisi-Patras, Athènes, Thessalonqiue (pas de grand réseau en Grèce)ou aventure via la Hongrie, Roumanie et Bulgarie (Yougoslavie impossible à cause des troubles en Macédoine ex-yougoslave)
- Bateau: Le Pirée- Thessalonique ou depuis certaines îles.
- Bus, le moyen le plus utilisé par les grecs pour voyager en Grèce. Le plus sûr, et à l'heure.
- En voiture par l'Italie (ferry Venise, Ancône, Brindisi- Igoumenitsa, Corfou et Patras).
Thessaloniki is famed for its boughatses, which traditionally come in two varieties (please forget about those "lemon" ones etc): creme and cheese. The creme variety is mildly sweet and sprinkled with powdered sugar and cinnamon (or plain if you like). The cheese variety is made with a feta mixture. Both are served by "meridha" (a serving of about 250 gm) and cut into finger-licking pieces with a curved cutter.
As a huge fan of creme boughatses, I haven't tried the cheese varieties at these places but I'm sure they're good.
The first place is in downtown Thessaloniki on Ethnikis Amynis Street (on the corner just 2-3 blocks up from the British Council) and closes at midday.
The second place is on Mitropoleos Street in Kalamaria just a block or two from the beginning of the pedestrian plaza area and church. It used to close at midday as well but it was open in the afternoon on my last trip to Thessaloniki. Boughatsa...
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