4 Islands Near Thessaloniki
If you are planning to spend your vacation in Northern Greece, then be sure that you will find it hard to choose where to exactly! This is because there are so many beautiful beaches and resorts, peninsulas and islands, you won’t even imagine. The only sure thing is that you will not regret your choice and will come back for more!
In this article, we picked the best islands that are accessible by car and very close to Thessaloniki, in an attempt to clear the picture and make it easier for you to pick your next destination.
Corfu is located northwest of Thessaloniki (500 km) and is defined by rugged mountains and a resort-studded shoreline. Its cultural heritage reflects years spent under Venetian, French and British rule. A visitor can find in Corfu Town 2 imposing Venetian fortresses, features winding medieval lanes, a French-style arcade and the grand Palace of St. Michael and St. George. It is easily reachable by car (4 hours drive to the port of Igoumenitsa and then 1 hour ride on ferry), since the road infrastructure are new and excellent.
Lefkada or Lefkas is also easily accessible by car from Thessaloniki airport (5 h 15 min – 435 km drive). The famous west coast beaches like Porto Katsiki and Egremni feature sheer cliffs and turquoise waters. The east coast is known for its traditional villages, including the seaside resort of Nydri. In the north, Lefkada town is the island’s gateway and capital. Vassiliki, in the south, attracts windsurfers.
The island of Thassos sits near the northern coast of Greece and it is surrounded by the crystal blue waters of the Aegean Sea. A breath-taking natural environment and a laid-back culture will warmly welcome you! A transfer from Thessaloniki airport to Thassos should not be more than 4 hours including the ferry ride.
Just 120 km far from Thessaloniki airport and right across Mount Athos, Ammouliani is a small and majestic island! It is surrounded by a complex of smaller islands (ideal for swimming and diving) and also by the sea breeze and the sense of hospitality offered by the locals.
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