CAR HIRE THESSALONIKI
Thessaloniki Car Hire
Thessaloniki is the capital of Macedonia and the second largest city of Greece. It is a lively modern city ideal for car rental and has an international airport directly connected to all main European capitals. Book a car with Avis and drive to the Ladadika neighbourhood which was the old Red Light district now full of ouzeries, bars, cafes and tavernas. The old port area is being renovated with warehouses being turned into large restaurants, clubs and even art galleries. Rent a car from Avis and drive to the Lefkos Pyrgos, or White Tower, the symbol of the city, built in the 15th Century, once a prison. Above the city is the Kastra (Castles), an area of old neighbourhoods with narrow streets and lovely small gardens. A must-visit place is Moudiano, the meat market, in a restored old building full of energy, smells, and some of the most famous old ouzeries in Thessaloniki.
The influence of the east is obvious, not just in the delicious food, but also in the different lifestyle. The options that car hire provides make it the perfect choice for visiting all the historical sites as well as the beautiful and busy spots of Thessaloniki.
Avis Thessaloniki Car Rental will give you the opportunity to drive along the big avenues, enjoy the beautiful parks and squares and explore all the historical paths and neoclassical buildings. Park your Avis rental car and walk around the main squares which are Platia Eleftherias and Platia Aristotelous, both alive with cafes, restaurants and people.
And don’t forget to visit historical sites, such as the Roman Market and Theatre, the Roman baths, the city of Vergina and of course the monument of Rotonda! It is much easier to visit all the Byzantine churches and also the Archaeological Museums in Thessaloniki by renting a car! Visit Thessaloniki car Rental stations (just look out for the red logo of Avis Rent A Car) and drive to the surrounding areas to explore the exceptional nightlife with numerous bars and restaurants.
Address & Contact DetailsInternational Airport, In Terminal 1, Bus To Car Park, Thessaloniki, 55103. Tel: +302310 473858
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Car Hire in Thessaloniki Downtown
5, G. Papandreou street,Thessaloniki, 54645, Greece
- Contact Details
Tel.: +30 2310 888100
Monday - Friday 08:00 - 21:00
Saturday 08:00 - 16:00
* Temporarily closed
Car Hire in Peraia, Thessaloniki
18th km National Road Thessaloniki-Peraia,59019, Thessaloniki
- Contact Details
Tel.: +30 2310 475888
- Opening Times
Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Where to go in Thessaloniki
- The Palace of Galerius (300 A.D.) at Navarino Square.
- Roman Market and Theatre Ruins standing at the Law Court Square (Dikastiria).
- Roman Baths. North of the church of Agios Dimitrios.
- Vergina, the ancient site of Aigai and the first capital of Macedonia has extensive ruins including the tomb of Phillip and the summer palace of King Antigonas Gonatas.
Monuments - Churches
- Galerian Arch (Kamara) erected shortly before 305 A.D.
- The Rotonda, a domed building of early 4th century A.D., served as a Pantheon or as a Mausoleum for emperor Galerius. Now the church of Saint George. Was a mosque during the Turkish occupation and the minaret still stands.
- Church of Ossios David (late 5th century A.D.), the chapel of the Latomos Convent, an early Christian church that still stands in Thessaloniki's Turkish quarter known as Epimenidou or Kastra.
- The City Walls were erected during the time of Theodosius the Great to guard the city from Democracy Square of nowadays across Eptapyrgio up to the site later occupied by the White Tower, a work of the architect Sinan (first half of 16th century).
- The Crypt, the most easterly section of the Bath, is the place where St Demetrios was imprisoned, tortured and buried.
- Agia Sofia (8th century) marks the transition from the domed basilica to the domed cruciform church is a copy of the original Agia Sophia in Constantinople.
- Archaeology Museum: Near the White Tower and fairgrounds. Displaying sculpture of the archaic, classical and Roman periods.
- Ethnological and Popular Art: 68, Vas. Olgas displaying costumes and objects of the last 250 years of Greek national life and culture.
- Museum of the Macedonian Struggle: 23, Proxenou Koromila Str. Exhibits from the years of local national resistance 1878-1912.
- White Tower Museum: An exhibition of the history and art of Byzantine Thessaloniki covering the period between 300 and 1430 AD
- Museum of Ataturk: The founder of modern Turkey was actually born in Thessaloniki and his house has been turned into a historical museum.
Explore the peninsula of Halkidiki
South of Thessaloniki is the peninsula of Halkidiki which boasts some of the finest beaches in all of Greece.
Rent a car from Avis and explore Halkidiki at your own time with piece of mind!
- Poligiros is the capital of Halkidiki (69 km from Thessaloniki) built amphitheatrically at the foot of Mt. Holomon.
- Kassandra is the most westerly of the three prongs of Halkidiki with its center, Kallithea, at a distance of only 60 km from Thessaloniki airport. It is remarkable for its extensive beaches, pine forests and small villages. By the village of Petralona the famous cave is worth visiting. In 1960 a 700,000 year old human skull was found here.
- Sithonia is less commercialized than Cassandra. Apparently this results a wilder nature provoking travellers to explore and inviting to discover, the small hidden sandy beaches with pine-branches bending into the crystal- clear sea water, among the 120 km of a beautiful coast line.
- Mount Athos or in Greek Aghio Oros is to Greece as the Vatican is to Rome, a religious state within the state. A closer view to the monasteries is offered to every-one by daily cruises round Athos, while only men can enter the holy state under special script permission.