Luggage and bags:
The airlines are notorious for losing luggage, we all know that. Yet, there are still people who make the foolish mistake of putting valuable items in their checked luggage! Soft-sided bag constructed from high-tech material is the best. You can use it also as pillow, while you are waiting for a long time on the airport, and want to rest.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Personal need: toiletries, a change of underwear, some food and drink, a sweater, wet wipes,
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Medications, contact lens paraphernalia, asthma tools, and a little handy-pack of tissues should always go into your carry-on bag.
Photo Equipment: Do not forget a small camera and a good Travel Guide! They won't add much space or weight, and are well worth it if you end up spending more time that you expected still and waiting.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: The longer the trip, the more items, the larger the Luggage! Just remember, whatever you pack, you have to carry!
Miscellaneous: Most airlines allow you a carry-on bag and one personal item (briefcase, laptop or something like that). Pack your carry-on as if you expect your checked baggage to be lost. Choose a bag that is large enough to handle all the things you need to take, but small enough to fit the size requirements at your airline. Things like this should be carried on your person or packed in a carry-on bag that will fit under the seat.
• Small valuables: cash, credit cards, jewelry, cameras.
• Critical items: medicine, keys, passport, tour vouchers, tickets.
• Irreplaceable items: manuscripts, heirlooms.
• Fragile items: eyeglasses, glass containers, liquids.
• Personal need: toiletries, a change of underwear, some food, a sweater, wet wipes,
Remember, the only way to be sure your valuables are not damaged or lost is to keep them with you.
Thessaloniki Airport is the second biggest airport in Greece, located 14 km of the city center and serves 3.5 million passengers per year.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: 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.
Luggage and bags:
Got some small troubles in Thessaloniki airport mainly due to hi number of people arrived within same slot ...
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Business Travel
Photo Equipment: Bring your own with you !!! do not buy cameras by people offering them to you along the streets !!!!
Miscellaneous: If you plan to stay (or if you have to stay) more than 2-3 days (and you do not have a car) bring with you some books ... otherwise you'll get incredibly bored :-(
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Dont think that in the wintertime greece is a warm country. Of course it is much better than some countries in the north,m and it happens that the sun shines and temperature is about 20 , but usually winters are windy and rainy. Dont forget then umbrella and a warm jacket and warm shoes, even scarf and gloves may be reasonable