By renting a car from Alpha Hellas and thanks to its location, Thessaloniki is suitable for several excursions such as ancient Pella, which was a seaside and the capital of the Macedonian state at the end of the 5th century BC, in Vergina, which according to Herodotus was "Macedonian land", in which the foundations of the great Macedonian state were laid, at Dion under Mount Olympus and the place where the Olympian Zeus and the Muses were worshiped. Mount Olympus is less than a 90-minute drive from Thessaloniki and offers several hiking trails from easy to difficult for mountain enthusiasts. Nowhere else is the view of the sea as impressive as from Olympus.
The Prespa lakes are in the northwest of Thessaloniki and are easily accessible by car. In the protected wetland you can watch many birds or admire the many monasteries and cave churches with centuries-old wall paintings.
Of course the visit to Chalkidiki, mountainous and seaside, with its fantastic beaches and pristine mountainous volumes and green forests is necessary. On the east coast is Olympiada, the birthplace of the philosopher Aristotle.
Information and history of Thessaloniki
Every day in Thessaloniki is special!
The colors and smells in the markets and galleries in the city center take you through the years and its architecture confirms its cosmopolitan character.
Thessaloniki was founded in the 4th century BC by General Kassandros, named after his wife and sister of Alexander the Great and means "Victory in Thessaly". To this day it's still a major, hugely important place. Thessaloniki is one of the oldest cities in Europe.
In its long history, Thessaloniki has existed as a Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman city and has been influenced by Jews as well as Greeks from Constantinople, Asia Minor and the Pontus
From its monuments, you can see, the multicultural and cosmopolitan physiognomy of the city over the centuries, which also distinguishes its inhabitants.
Today, the metropolis of Thessaloniki is a university and culture city with a distinct gastronomic tradition and high standard of nightlife.
The central square of Thessaloniki is Aristotelous Square, which ends up in the sea and offers a great view of the Thermaikos Gulf and Mount Olympus. Around it there is the market of Thessaloniki, the Ladadika and many small and large galleries. Among the most important markets are the scarves, the beesheets and the Modiano market. In Eleftheria Square there is also the holocaust monument of the Jews of Thessaloniki.
At the center of the beach there is the White Tower, which is the trademark and the most famous monument of the city. Around the White Tower are the theaters and the most important museums of Thessaloniki such as the Byzantine and Archaeological Museums
Moving from the White Tower you are passing through the well-known sculpture umbrellas, after that "nea paralia" begins with the theme gardens and ends at the Concert Hall.
One of the most characteristic sigths of the city is the arch of Galerios, known as the arches and is the meeting point of the Thessalians.
To the north is the Upper Town, which is called the balcony of Thessaloniki due to the panoramic view of the city and the Thermaic Gulf.
Delivery of your rental car can take place either at the Thessaloniki airport or in a hotel / AirBnBof your choice in the city of Thessaloniki. For each rental week you can arrange delivery or pick-up of your rental car at a location of your choice in Halkidiki for a fee of 50, - Euro.
For a rental period of at least one week, you can the rented car in Thessaloniki return in Athens, for a fee.
All rental cars in Thessaloniki by Alpha Hellas are equipped with air conditioning, servo, radio-CD, etc. Upon customer request, we can equip your rental car with a child seat and / or snow chains at no extra cost.
From now on you can book navigation system (GPS) with detailed Greece map.
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