Connections to Halkidiki from Europe


The vast majority of travellers arrive here via the nearby Thessaloniki airport.

Connections to Halkidiki from Europe

Connections to Halkidiki from Europe

The vast majority of travellers get here via the nearby Thessaloniki airport (50km from the nearest resorts), which has a large number of flights from all over Europe. The second closest is Kavala Airport (129km from the nearest resorts), but there are significantly fewer flights to this airport and they are therefore more expensive.
Flying into Thessaloniki is only the first part of the journey to the sea. Unless you rent a car at the airport, you need to take a bus to your destination.

Transportation from Thessaloniki to Halkidiki
You will take a bus which will pass through the city centre and then stop at the train station and a few other places before heading to Halkidiki directly from the city.

A single bus company, KTEL Chalkidikis, operates all services between Thessaloniki and all the resorts in Halkidiki. It has a very clear website for Greek standards, where you can check the timetable and buy your ticket online.

Timetables at
Online ticket purchase at
When searching, remember that the city of Thessaloniki is spelled "Thessaloniki" in English.
The buses from Thessaloniki most often run to the resorts on the westernmost tip of Kassandra along the route Nea Potidea - Afytos - Kallithea - Kriopigi - Polychrono - Chanioti - Pefkochori - Paliouri, where you can take 10 to 12 buses per day during the summer season.
Where can I find the bus station in Thessaloniki?
There are three bus stations in the city, which can be a bit confusing. All services to Halkidiki depart from the KTEL Halkidikis bus station in the east of the city, which is operated directly by the bus company.

Is there a train from Thessaloniki to Halkidiki?
There is no train connection from Thessaloniki to Halkidiki. Thessaloniki Railway Station is the largest train station in the Balkans. It is connected to all train stations in Greece and to most in Eastern Europe, such as North Macedonia. The most common route is from Athens to Thessaloniki.

By car to Halkidiki
The distance between Prague and the resorts of Halkidiki is 1,620 to 1,660 km and runs through 6 countries. Almost all of it can be done by motorway, but the border controls, especially between Serbia and Hungary, as well as Greece and Macedonia, can delay you unpleasantly.
In general, expect a total driving time from Prague of between 17 and 20 hours.

There are car rental agencies all over the peninsula. In order to admire the stunning scenery and sample authentic Greek hospitality, you need to rent a car.
It is not that unusual to see as many rent-a-boats as you do rent-a-cars.
For the sporty, there are bike rentals everywhere, which will allow you to experience some truly wonderful trips.