The climate of Thessaloniki is Mediterranean and is partly influenced by the mainland.

Thessaloniki is about 34 m above sea level, which also influences the climate. The rarity of extreme weather conditions and the favorable temperature characteristics of each of the four seasons provide the perfect opportunity for residents and visitors to enjoy each change’s beauty and colors in the urban landscape. With approximately 300 days of sunshine per year, you can enjoy your stay in Thessaloniki at any time of the year.


Greece is in the Eurozone and the euro (EUR/€) is its official currency. Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks.


The electricity voltage in Greece is 220 volts; the sockets now correspond almost everywhere to the plug type common in Germany.


The inhabitants of Thessaloniki speak Greek, which is the official language of Greece. English is the most widely spoken foreign language. Especially helpful are the bilingual street signs (Greek-English) inside the city.

Time zone

Thessaloniki is in the Eastern European Time Zone (EET). Eastern European Time Zone (EET) is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2).