Where to Stay in Thessaloniki

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: January 30, 2023

Staying in downtown Thessaloniki.

Central Thessaloniki is loaded with great hotels, trendy restaurants, and fun bars.

Thessaloniki – Best Areas

  • Ladadika: Charming neighborhood popular with both locals and tourists. Known for its nightlife, lively atmosphere, and traditional taverns. Close to the ferry port.
  • White Tower & Waterfront: A historic landmark that is located on the waterfront and offers great views of the city and the sea. The two best museums in the city (Archaeological Museum and Museum of Byzantine Culture) are nearby.
  • Ano Poli: The old town of Thessaloniki. Home to interesting ruins, traditional houses, narrow streets, and several historic churches and monuments.
  • Aristotelous Square: This is the city’s main square and is surrounded by cafes, restaurants, and shops.
  • Tsimiski Street: This is the main shopping street in Thessaloniki and offers a variety of boutique shops, cafes, and restaurants. Egnatia is also a prominent shopping street.

The 11 Best Hotels in Thessaloniki

All the hotels below (except for The Met) are centrally located and within walking distance of the city’s key attractions and main shopping and dining district.

1. Electra Palace – Tsimiski/Aristotelous Square

Best luxury hotel in Thessaloniki.
Awesome waterfront location overlooking Aristotelous Square and surrounded by trendy bars and restaurants. Luxurious rooms and two swimming pools (indoor and outdoor on the rooftop). This is the best five-star hotel in Thessaloniki.

2. Daios Luxury Living – White Tower/Waterfront

Romantic hotel for honeymooners in Thessaloniki.
Great luxury hotel. Sea-view rooms have amazing waterfront views. Rooms with balconies are worth the upgrade.

3. The Met – Ladadika/Port

Luxury hotel with outdoor pool and view in Thessaloniki.
Fantastic rooftop pool and bar. Large indoor jacuzzi. Close to bus and train station but not ideal for exploring the city. Free shuttle bus to city center.

4. The Excelsior – Tsimiski/Aristotelous Square

5-star hotel in Thessaloniki.
Trendy boutique hotel with great location. The Penthouse Suite is amazing!

5. Mediterranean Palace – Ladadika/Port

5-star hotel on Thessaloniki waterfront.
Wonderful views of the waterfront. Junior Suites are great for families of 4 or 5. Walking distance to the ferry port.

6. Capsis Bristol Boutique Hotel – Ladadika/Port

Good 3-star hotel in Thessaloniki.
Charming friendly hotel close to nightlife and many restaurants. Close to the ferry terminal.

7. Egnatia Palace Hotel & Spa – Egnatia/Center

4 Star Hotel in Thessaloniki.
Great hotel and central location. The X1 airport bus stops just outside the front door. The Deluxe Suite is the best family room in the city and sleeps a group of six.

8. The Caravan – Egnatia/Center

Trendy hotel in Thessaloniki.
A funky and fun B&B hotel in the center of Thessaloniki. Great place to stay for shopping and nightlife.

9. Trilogy House – White Tower/Tsimiski

Good value hotel in Thessaloniki.
Small boutique hotel (9 rooms) with a friendly vibe. Close to waterfront and numerous cafes, bars, and restaurants.

10. Park Hotel – Egnatia/Ano Poli

Best Cheap Hotel in Thessaloniki.
Inexpensive good value hotel on the border of Thessaloniki’s charming Old Town – but still an easy walk to the city center and waterfront.

11. Blue Bottle Boutique Hotel – Egnatia/Ano Poli

Inexpensive boutique hotel in Thessaloniki near attractions.
Cheap single rooms, simple double rooms, and large family rooms. All with great location and friendly staff.

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