Rex Hotel

39 Monastiriou Street, Thessaloniki, Macedonia Region, 54627, Greece
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How to travel from Thessaloniki to Skopje?

by aschere

I read that there are train and bus services from Thessaloniki to Skopje (http://wikitravel.org/en/Thessaloniki) However the website for the Macedonian Railways (http://www.mz.com.mk/) is not available in English and thus incomprehensible to me. I am hoping to transit to Ohrid from Skopje for a meeting, so any advice on schedule, fares, reliability/punctuality and safety concerns would be greatly appreciated!

Re: How to travel from Thessaloniki to Skopje?

by alan1972

The train timetable (like most international trains in Europe) can also be found at www.bahn.co.uk, which shows two daily trains, leaving Thessaloniki at 09:44 and 17:04, and taking just over 4 hours.

I paid 11 euro for a one way ticket from Thessaloniki to Skopje a couple of years back, I suppose it may have increased a bit in the meantime.

In my limited experience it's quite common for this train to run an hour or so late - but not so much near the start of the trip as in the other direction when it comes all the way from Belgrade. The border stop can be rather long and boring.

I assume you are aware that this isn't the shortest way to Ohrid from Thessaloniki (although the more direct route via Florina and Bitola require a taxi for one leg).

Of course when you are in Macedonia almost everything will be written in the Cyrillic alphabet, so it's worth spending a few hours learning the letters. If you get to the point where you can read the city names in the timetable at http://mz.com.mk/uploads/vozen_red.pdf then you're ready!

Re: How to travel from Thessaloniki to Skopje?

by aschere

Wow, thank you so much! I'm not a frequent traveller and was worried about catching my return flight - your answer was really helpful!

Re: How to travel from Thessaloniki to Skopje?

by MacedonianUK

lets see, as Alan mentioned bus/taxi via Bitola is better option, as it seaves you time.
Airport to Tessaloniki Bus station, Taxi €18, bus #78 to town/bus stataion around €5.
Bus to Florina direct,via Edessa €23 return.Takes 3 hrs
Taxi to come from Bitola to pick you up & deposite you to the bus station, for Ohrid.Will cost you €20. takes 35-45 min depends how busy is Niki/Medzitlija crossing.
Bus Bitola-Ohrid, in summer up to 8 times a week.
Price is €7 return, but make sure when you buy your ticket, that you book in advance your return ticket, as is summer and seats are scarce... Takes 1.20min, is 72 km distance.
If you like send me private massage & I send you tel# of my taxi driver, who usualy picks me up from Florina when I go home to Bitola.
If you have any questions please do ask..
Note:
Sighnpostings in Macedonia, since last summer about 80% of the sighnpostings around Macedonia, including streetsigns are done in Macedonian (Cyrilic) alphabet and in English. So you will have no problem finding your around any town.
About same procentage of people speak English, some better soem not.
Ceternly the young generation all speak English..
Good book to have on your travels of the Balkans are LP eastern Europe Phrase book, £5.99 from any good book stockist and Bradt Gude to Macedonia by Tammy Evans second eddition.
here is the timetables from tessaloniki to skopje.
Ter red letters tell you the train numbers and rest is very easy to folow. this one is from MKD to GR
http://www.geocities.com/hvithrafn/mz/vr/ia.html
And this one is fromGR to MKD
http://www.geocities.com/hvithrafn/mz/vr/ib.html

Happy travels.
MacedonianUK

Travel Tips for Thessaloniki

Eat a pie that is well known...

by skid51

Eat a pie that is well known in Thessaloniki and it´s called 'bougatsa' and it is with cheese or with cream.
Eat greek kebab to one of the millions fast-food places and taste the crepes in Navarinou square.
Walk by the sea and enjoy your coffee to one of the numerous cafe by the sea, or you can enjoy in the old town from where you can have a wonderful view of the city with the sea.

Orthodox church in nothern Greece

by Yiannis2000

As Thessaloniki and nothern Greece in general became part of the modern Greek state just 92 years ago, its people have special ties to the Greek institutions that have been alive for over 1000 years - such as the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Costantinople (in Istanbul, Turkey).
The Orthodox church of nothern Greece also has a loose connection to the Orthodox Administration in athens, but sees still to the Patriarch in Istanbul as its spiritual leader.

Shopping Therapy in the Heart of Balkans

by dimilag about Mediterranean Cosmos

One of the biggest shopping malls of Greece and Balkans, Mediterranean Cosmos is situated a few kilometers from the town of Thessaloniki and is easily accesible by car, taxi or bus. There is a huge variety of shops capable to satisfy everyones' preferences. After so much shopping you 'll probably be tired and you will need to take a rest. There are a lot of cafes and restaurants for the hungry and the thirsty shoppers. A Multiplex (Village Cinemas) is awaiting for you. Satisfing your religious concens there is also a church, the Greek-Orthodox church of St.Andreas (St.Andrew). A lot of visitors from neighbouring countries satisfy their needs in Mediterranean Cosmos. Clothes, Shoes, Electronic devices.

Thessaloniki city buses

by skg-traveller

There isn't a subway or tram network in Thessaloniki, so the only way to go around with public means of transport is to use one of the numerous city buses. They belong to OASTH and most of them are quite old and a little bit neglected. They're almost never punctual and during the peak hours (about 7 am - 9 am and 2 pm - 4 pm) they can be really cramped. When that happens you have to be careful because they're the best place for pickpockets. The majority of buses are air conditioned but some people still open the windows, so it's like there wasn't an air conditioning system.
Some drivers drive as if they were mad and many times they make use of their cell phones while driving. Most controllers are polite and helpful (if you need some information) but some older ones can get really rude when catching someone without a valid ticket.
Tickets can be bought from kiosks or newsagent's shops in the city for 0.50 euros (0.25 euros reduced) and must be validated in orange machines in the bus. There's also the possibility to get a ticket while on bus. That costs 0.55 euros (0.30 euros for a reduced ticket). What is more, there are daily tickets for 2 euros.

For information about the lines and schedules you can check OASTH site (www.oasth.gr) or make a call at their call center (tel. 185). Don't call that number from your cell phone as you'll be connected to Athens public transport call center.

All of the restaurants...

by skid51

All of the restaurants (koutoukia) in Athonos square and also ÂáóáíÜêéá (pronounced 'Vasanakia') behind the cinema Radio City'. One of the most strange restaurants is Ïýæïõ ÌÝëáèñïí (pronounced 'Ouzou Melathron') near Venizelou str. It has the most strange and delicious meals. Take a chance.
But if you walk for a while in the city it´s certain that you´re going to find a good restaurant to eat good food (there are so many). A bit of everything (mezes) with wine or ïýæï (ouzo) or beer!! (almost in every restaurant).

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Address: 39 Monastiriou Street, Thessaloniki, Macedonia Region, 54627, Greece