Where To Stay In Thessaloniki, Greece: 4 Best Neighborhoods - Updated 2022

where to stay thessaloniki

You can easily be captivated by Thessaloniki. While Greece’s largest and capital city, Athens, usually enjoys more attention from tourists, Thessaloniki, a lovely port city on the Thermaic Gulf of the deep-blue Aegean Sea, is just as charming and beautiful. It is filled with limitless energy and a vibrant life that is irresistible to anyone who wants to discover true local Greek flavor. Every unique section of the city is a delightful world unto itself, with a great blend of old and new. Thessaloniki is a place where you can view a fourth-century monument called Arch of Galerius, which overlooks the bustling and trendy shopping area of Egnatia. Moreover, because the city is walkable and brimming with many historical districts and gorgeous neighborhoods, it is great for sightseeing. Scroll down to learn about where to stay in Thessaloniki, Greece, including the best neighborhoods.

1. Thessaloniki City Center (from USD 65)

Thessaloniki City Center
Source: Photo by Flickr user Tilemahos Efthimi... used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Thessaloniki City Center is found in the heart of the city and is awash with beautiful historical Neoclassical structures. Adding layers of color to this inviting area is a collection of lively cafes and charming shops. Aristotle Square is Thessaloniki’s main plaza and is the largest and most beautiful in the country. This is a major lure for tourists, as it is an expansive, waterfront public space that offers wonderful sea views and possesses eye-catching mansions that are part of the stunning scenery. Visitors can unwind at the best cafes and sip a cool drink while people watching. Must-visit attractions include Olympion Theater and Electra Palace Thessaloniki.

Thessaloniki City Center is about 501.5 km (311.6 mi) away from Athens or 5 hours and a half away by car.

Makedonia Palace

Wifi Available

Address: 2, Megalou Alexandrou Avenue, Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, GRC, 54640
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Garden

Air Loft
Thessaloniki, Greece
109 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a nice balcony and the tv was great to watch a netflix film on
it is clean and very stylish
clean great location beatiful space great communication
the house was clean and very comfortable to return to after a busy day
the host is very helpful and kind would certainly stay here again
the girl introducing us to the house was very friendly and also helped us with other questions
host was welcoming and friendly great communication would definitely recommend staying here
friendly host clean apartment great neighborhood we enjoyed our stay
wonderful apartment and the location is amazing
beautiful place at the best location
location is perfect you’re literally in the heart of the city highly recommended
furthermore the location was perfect for tourists in thessaloniki
the location is perfect since it is in the city center
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Apartamento moderno y céntrico, ubicación conveniente
1 review
Apartment 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

2. Ano Poli

Ano Poli
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Referred to as the “City Above the City,” Ano Poli translates to Upper Town, and that is where you’ll find this intriguing neighborhood: in the northern part of Thessaloniki around the town’s acropolis. One of the earliest districts in the city, Ano Poli showcases Ottoman and Byzantine-era architecture and oozes a lot of bygone-era ambiances. From the narrow, stone-paved streets to the remnants of the original city walls, this neighborhood is the place for you if you want to explore some of the oldest sections of Thessaloniki. Churches and monasteries are plentiful, and this part of the city is known for its artistic types. If you love an atmosphere of eclectic, bohemian flair, you’ll love Ano Poli.

Ano Poli is about 500.9 km (311.2 mi) away from Athens or 5 hours and a half away by car.

Ano Poli stay with private terrace and view

Wifi Available

Address: 88 Dimitriou Poliorkitou
Accommodates: 4

Non-smoking throughout Terrace Invoice provided WiFi available in all areas Air conditioning Heating Internet services Free WiFi

Kripis Studio Thessaloniki

Wifi Available

Address: Akropoleos 28g (Taxiarches Church)
Accommodates: 5

Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Contactless check-in/check-out Cashless payment available CCTV in common areas Stand-up comedy Lockers Thermometers for guests provided by property Internet services

Traveler Home 85m2 Private Parking Next to Center
Thessaloniki, Greece
247 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condo 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is well equipped and the wi-fi is fine
fortunately there was one air-condition in the living room to cool down the apartment
very nice apartment everything is as described
we had a nice stay in this apartment
space was clean and inviting
very clean modern and spatious apartment
the place was great very clean
beautiful home good communication clean appartment
wonderful apartment sparkling clean teastfully decorate
sousana is a great host
host was very responsive to any questions i had
souzana was a great guest host
she was very friendly very helpful and left us maps to local places
the hosts were more than helpful and made sure to turn the heat on before our arrival
very nice apartment close to central thessaloniki
souzana’s place is located at a great location once you actually get there and park the car
great location having your own parking space is a big plus
the car parking this place has is a blessing in the narrow streets of this beautiful town
great location fantastic host
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3. Vardaris (from USD 48)

The White Tower of Thessaloniki
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Annatsach used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Prominently displayed in Vardaris’ landscape, The White Tower of Thessaloniki is a bold-looking and centuries-old structure that is now a museum showcasing the city’s rich past. This tower is Thessaloniki’s most recognized and famous attraction and is a major draw in the Vardaris neighborhood. You can take in breathtaking views of the shimmering water and beyond when you climb to the tower’s highest point. The neighborhood’s refurbished waterfront is lined with inviting bars, and when the sun goes down, the area comes alive with festive live music. During the day, Vardaris’ waterfront provides a lovely spot for walking and biking.

Vardaris is 499.7 km (310.5 mi) away from Athens or 5 hours and 16 minutes away by car.

Anatolia Hotel

Address: Lagada 13

Airport shuttle Smoke alarms Sauna Internet services Facilities for disabled guests Babysitting/child services Dry cleaning WiFi available in all areas

Great View Luxury Living
Thessaloniki, Greece
143 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the balcony with the view is one of the best characteristics for the apartment
well equipped apartment with a nice view
we strongly recommend great view luxory living apartment and stamatis and hope that we will come again
apartment is really nice everything is the same as a photos maybe and bit better
the balcony is perfect for a breakfast in the morning sun and is perfectly sufficient
everything was clean and tidy
everything was sparkling clean and smelled really good
excellent space very clean everything feels brand new
very clean and lovely apartment equipped with everything
very clean modern and comfortable place with everything that we need it
host was very quick to reply and helpful
amazing host and a beautiful place
stamatis is a great host
stamatis is a wonderful host provided everything that was needed
the hosts were great - very kind and friendly sincerely recommend
stamatis' place is perfect for a trip to the city
we had a short but sweet two night stay at stamatis’ fantastic studio appartement close to thessaloniki city center
great place very clean close to the sea where you can walk and find a lot of restaurants
clean and cute studio closed to the city center
perfect place we loved it i wish i could stay more
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train station &nightlife close/apartment with view
Thessaloniki, Greece
173 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice views and very comfortable stay
nicely furnished apartment high up with great light
very friendly and great coffee the apartment was very clean
lovely apt nice view good host
very clean and nice apartment
very clean and cosy apartment
super clean and spacious apartment
the airbnb was clean and well equipped
great apartment very clean and comfortable
very nice host & lovely apartment
the host was kind and answered quickly to our questions
very considerate host
he was an excellent host
all staff were welcoming and made sure we had everything upon arrival
good location close to train station and city center
great place very good location
walkable to main sites and good value
only 10-15 minutes walk to the downtown core where the best restaurants and nightlife were located
comfortable house within walking distance to great amenities
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4. Ladadika (from USD 134)

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If you seek an energetic nightlife, then Ladadika is a top spot to explore. Located in the western side of Thessaloniki, near the city’s port, Ladadika is named after the many olive oil shops that inhabited the neighborhood long ago, during the Ottoman occupation. It was once a thriving commercial hub until the Great Fire of 1917 where more than 50 percent of the city was destroyed. Several decades later, Ladadika underwent a revitalization. Today, the pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is the center of a burgeoning entertainment scene filled with shopping venues, inviting cafes, lively bars, and trendy eateries. It is the ultimate crowd pleaser for locals and tourists and is just a five-minute stroll away from Aristotle Square.

Ladadika is 500.6 km (311.1 mi) away from Athens or 5 hours and 21 minutes away by car.

Plaza Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Paggaiou 5, Ladadika, Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, GRC, 54001
Accommodates: 4

Shared lounge/TV area Lift Hiking CCTV outside property CCTV in common areas Daily housekeeping Fire extinguishers Air conditioning

Thessaloniki Riviera View 1
Thessaloniki, Greece
38 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 4 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
nikolaos was an excellent host
beautiful apartment great location host was very accommodating and responsive
by far the best place to stay in thessaloniki
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Amazing Seaside View - Heart of Thessaloniki
127 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good view great location comfy bed & couch nice sunsets
the apartment is beautiful and the view from the apattment is wonderful
our room was probably one of the best looking of all i have stayed
spacious and clean apartment
it is very clean and well utileted
the apartment is clean and modern and fully equipped
location was great and the apartment was relatively clean and comfortable
the apartment was stocked with the necessities clean and very well heated
john is a great host and highly responsive
we really liked our host and the apartment
john is a great host very kind and responsive
also as hosts john and kostas are fantastic
the owner of the apartment is ready to help in any situation
great place and great location
it’s in a great location for exploring the city and close to everything important
perfect place super close to the promenade
for the latter luckily there is a car park right across the street
great location stylish place would stay there again
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Thessaloniki's fabulous neighborhoods

Thessaloniki boasts an intoxicating ambiance of age-old beauty and modern enjoyments. Whether you want to stay in the historic Ano Poli area that is surrounded by intriguing Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman artifacts or dive into the action-packed nightlife found in Ladadika, you will find that Thessaloniki offers a wonderful selection of eclectic neighborhoods that are great for a Greek getaway. When it comes to comfortable lodging in an exciting environment, opt for one of these mesmerizing neighborhoods with first-rate accommodations.

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