From Sofia to Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece and is full of historic sites.
Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece and is full of historic sites. You can travel by fast coach from Sofia to Thessaloniki (the driving distance is about 300 km) to see the museums and monuments that are beloved by history lovers from across the globe. The city is best seen by walking.
Thessaloniki is more upbeat than Athens and is quickly becoming more popular with tourists. There are many shops that line the street, which are worth stopping at.
Your traveling options by bus and train:
Bus from Central Bus Station Serdika
Sofia 10:00 am – Thessaloniki 15:00 pm / with: Arda Tur/ Price 25 euro or 49 leva.
Sofia 17:30 pm – Thessaloniki 22:30 pm /with: Union Ivkoni/ Price 25 euro or 49 leva.
Sofia 20:00 pm – Thessaloniki 01:00 am /with: Union Ivkoni/ Price 25 euro or 49 leva.
Train from Central Railway Station Sofia
Sofia 15:20 pm - Thessaloniki 22:20 pm. Price 17,80 euro or 35 leva.
What to see?
- White Tower - The living symbol of Thessaloniki is world famous and carries a rich history. The White Tower was constructed during the 15th century in the place of a previous Byzantine fortification and was later reconstructed by the Ottomans. Through the passage of time the Tower was used as fortification, but also as a famous prison (called ‘Tower of Blood’, for obvious reasons)
- Ladadika - Ladadika is the nightlife hotspot of Thessaloniki, attracting countless locals, students and tourists every night.
- Τhe Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki - It hosts findings from the wider area of Thessaloniki that represent the Macedonian culture from the prehistoric years until the later antiquity. Some of its most notable exhibits are the head of Serapis, the statue of Harocrates, gold medals and Medusa heads.
- Museum of Byzantine Culture - The museum of Byzantine Culture is one of the most modern museums in Greece, presenting a complete picture of the Byzantine culture through interesting exhibitions and other activities.
- Ano Poli - Αno Poli is one of the few areas of Thessaloniki that was not destroyed by the Great Thessaloniki Fire of 1917. It is located north of Agios Dimitrios, on the highest point of the city and extends to the Byzantine walls.
- Churches - The post-Byzantine churches are some of the most representative art samples from the period of the Turkish occupation. The orthodox religion was a dominant factor of the Greek identity during those hard times, as the Greeks of Thessaloniki found spiritual shelter in the orthodox churches. Some of the most interesting Christian churches date back to the period of the Turkish occupation are Agios Dimitrios, Agios Athanasios, Panagia Trani, Agios Antonios and Agios Minas.