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Travel Information

Travel Information

Traveling to Thessaloniki you are certain to have a number of questions concerning travel information. How much to tip (or not) in a restaurant or bar, where to find currency exchange services and banks or ATM machines.

Where are the nearest car parks in the city center, how much tax refund are you entitled to on leaving Thessaloniki (for those visiting Thessaloniki from abroad), whether or not smoking is permitted. Get all the answers you need in the following up-to-date guide.

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Thessaloniki Tourism Organization

Thessaloniki Tourism Organization

For information regarding your trip to Thessaloniki, free map and information about the city, go to the Thessaloniki Tourist Information Office on Tsimiski Street. Feel free to ask for any information to make your stay in the beautiful Maiden of the Thermaikos easier.Open: Monday-Friday: 09.00-15.00

Petrol Stations

Petrol stations can be found in central areas in Thessaloniki and busy roads, such as Vasilissis Olgas, Monastiriou, Ethnikis Amynas and stay open until late at night.
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Medical Care

Medical Care

Citizens of the European Union (as well as citizens from Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Lichtenstein) traveling to Thessaloniki enjoy the right to free public health care on production of the European Health Insurance Card. Otherwise, any care needed, apart from emergency hospital visits, has to be paid for.

Banks

Banks in Thessaloniki are open daily from 08.00 to 14.30 with the exception of Friday when they close at 14.00. Numerous ATM machines can be found on Tsimiski, Mitropoleos and Egnatia central streets so that you will not have any difficulty to withdraw money.
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Exchange Exchange

Exchange

Exchange

Those traveling to Thessaloniki from countries outside the Euro zone can find currency exchange services on central streets such as Tsimiski Street, Egnatia Street and Monastiriou Street. There is also a currency exchange service at Macedonia Airport in the event that you have not already exchanged your currency.

Shopping

Generally speaking, shopping hours are as follows: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 09.00-15.30 and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.00-14.30 and 17.30-21.00. Department stores, shopping centers and shops in busy central areas are open from morning to night daily.
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Tipping

A service charge is included in restaurant bills when you dine and bar bills for drinks. However, it is customary to leave a 10% tip on the total of the bill, if you are happy with the overall experience.
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Smoking

Smoking

Smoking prohibition in public buildings was implemented by law and passed in 2000, followed by tighter restrictions in 2008, which came into effect in on 1 July 2009.

Passport-Visa

Citizens of the European Union only require an ID card/passport for entry to Greece for unlimited stay.
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