Travel guide to Macedonia

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Facts

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Local name
Makedhonía

Travel preparation

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Best time to visit

The best time to visit Macedonia is from spring to fall, where the climate is temperate and sometimes even very warm. In the winter the region can get very cold, but even though the country is covered in snow, one can still enjoy the great scenery.

Local conditions

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Time zone

When it is 12.00 in England, it is 14.00 in Macedonia.

Culture and entertainment

The Macedonian landscape call for hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter, and you can also do water sports at Platamonas by the west coast during the summer. Theatre and music can be experienced in several of the larger cities, such as Thessalloniki, the second-largest city in Greece where you'll also find many other cultural attractions.

Accommodation / Hotel

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Macedonia has plenty of overnight accommodation. Thessalloniki and other large cities have hotels in all price ranges, and so have the large holiday resorts, such as Kassandra and Sithonia. You can also rent a room in a private pension or pitch your tent in one of the camping sites. Book your hotel in Macedonia here

Local transport

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Taxi

It's relatively easy to get a taxi in all large and middle-sized cities, and a fairly cheap way of getting around as well.

Other transport

The region has a well-developed bus system as well as train connections from the larger cities to the rest of the country. There's an airport in Thessaloniki.

Special conditions

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Note that it's possible to go skiing in this region during the winter, and that this is cheap, compared to other European destinations.
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