The ideal period
When to visit Thessaloniki
With the exception of the very hot summer days one can visit Thessaloniki all year round. It would be better if you arranged your trip so that it would coincide with one of the important cultural or commercial events of the city. Of course a perfect occasion would be the three-day holiday on 26-28 October, when Thessaloniki is all festive.
The celebration for the liberation of Thessaloniki (1st Balkan War, October 1912), the celebration of the patron saint Agios Dimitrios and the great military parade in the seaside of Thessaloniki for the anniversary of the “OXI Day” on 28 October give to the city a festive character.