You can visit all the places from the list or pick only the ones you like. Just inform your driver about your choice before the ride. During the stops you can do whatever you want: visit the landmarks, take pictures e.t.c. Take as much time as you want within the overall time limit of the trip.
Aristotelous Square is the beating heart of Thessaloniki. Lined with shops, restaurants, bars and hotels, it's the perfect place to get a feeling for the pace of life in Thessaloniki.
The White Tower is far the most popular monument of Thessaloniki and the symbol of the city because of its prominent position and imposing architecture.
Combine your relaxing stay in the city with a walk near the Thermaikos Gulf and marvel Thessaloniki's greatness from the depths of the sea.
Rotonda - Arch of galleries
Built by the Romans , Galerius Arch (kamara) and Rotunda were basic elements of the palatial complex.
Rotonda - Arch of galleries
Saint Dimitrios Orthodox Church
About the ride
If you want an in-depth look at the most popular landmarks and historical sites in Thessaloniki and are a little short on time, then the ‘Best of Thessaloniki’ experience is the one for you. At the beginning, your Welcome driver will pick you up directly from your accommodation, and take you on your tailor-made journey through the most iconic, historically significant and beautiful sites in Thessaloniki. Although your ride is completely customizable, and points of interest can be added or taken away, the following itinerary is one we suggest to use as a base for your own.
You will start with a bang at the city’s most famous landmark, the White Tower. This giant white fort was built in the 15th century as part of Thessaloniki’s sea fortification, and since then has become the symbol of the city. Inside the tower you will find an exhibition on the history of Thessaloniki if you wish to learn more about this beautiful city.
Enjoy your travel to a maximum
You will be picked up by a personal driver at a convenient place and time
Enjoy your trip in a nice air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi
Pick the stops and the time you spend on each one
Spend less time finding locations and waiting, and more time enjoying your travel
We hand-pick the best, friendliest and most knowledgeable drivers in the city
Our customers rate us excellent on Tripadvisor and other platforms
Included in the price
- Fuel and Tolls
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Hotel pickup and dropoff
- Well-maintained car with an English-speaking driver
- Free wifi onboard
- Other beverages and meals
- Entrance fees for all attractions
- Tips and gratuities
Frequently asked questionsExpand
Can I customize the tour based on my needs?
Of course, that is one of the main benefits of having a Welcome experience. You can customize every last bit of the experience, from points of visit to time spent per landmark to adding in an extra food stop.
Will there be an official tour guide?
An official tour guide is not included because the overall experience is centered around the driver and the local’s perspective. Although the drivers are very knowledgeable regarding the points of visit, at no point can they be compared with a licensed tour guide who can give more in depth information regarding historic facts and information. If you would like to include an official tour guide in the experience please let us know via email after the booking is completed.
Do I need to be in a good physical shape?
The drivers are trained to adapt the experience depending on the type of participants. Whether you have kids or elders participating, the drivers know exactly how to handle special requests and provide an enjoyable experience accordingly.
What happens after I book?
Once you complete your booking you will receive an email with more details about the Best of Thessaloniki tour, your Welcome driver, and any more information you need to know regarding this experience. Feel free to reach out to our customer service team at email@example.com for any specific questions regarding the experience.
Dress Modestly for Religious Monuments
When visiting religious monuments please dress modestly, or bring extra layers to cover up at that particular point of the tour.
Bring cash in the form of local currency (Euros), as many of the local vendors don’t accept card payments.
Be aware of the summer heat
In the summer months be sure to wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and perhaps a hat, to shield yourself from the sun. We also recommend staying hydrated throughout the tour with the water provided.
COMFORTABLE CLOTHES & SHOES
We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and good walking shoes since certain areas may have uneven or rocky ground.
ACCESSIBILITY & SPECIAL NEEDS
Please let us know if anyone in your group has special needs, or specific accessibility requirements, and we will be sure to accommodate your needs and tailor the tour accordingly.
Terms of serviceExpand
- Please note that the Welcome Drivers are not licensed to be your official tour guide at the local attractions and therefore will not accompany you into the sites. You may, however, hire a professional tour guide at an extra cost
- Since your safety is Welcome’s top priority, please refrain from distracting the driver during demanding driving conditions
- Your Welcome Driver will drop you off and pick you up as close as possible to your stop whilst always respecting local traffic laws
Book this ride
Select a date
Other rides in Thessaloniki
The Best of Thessaloniki in 2 Hours
Discover the best landmarks and historical sights of Thessaloniki on a personalised ride with your local driver in just 2 hours.
Thessaloniki by Night
Fall in love with Thessaloniki on a personalised evening ride of its illuminated landmarks and most lively neighbourhoods.
Day Ride From Thessaloniki to Halkidiki
Spend a day relaxing in one of the three peninsulas of Halkidiki, one of Greeks' favourite summer destinations.