Welcome to Thessaloniki, one of the most historical cities in Greece and the Balkans.
We are happy that you get to know our city through the services of XLNS, which guarantees a comfortable, safe and timely transfer from and return to Macedonia airport.
We are glad to serve you and proud that your first contact with Thessaloniki will be through XLNS. From your very first moments in Thessaloniki, you will feel the hospitable vibe of the city.
After a long flight, the XLNS drivers will be waiting at the airport to greet you. You don’t need to worry about how you are going to meet them or how to get to your hotel, as our experienced drivers will be there for you.
They will be waiting at the Macedonia airport Arrivals hall, for you, your family and friends, holding a tablet displaying your name. In this way, you will be able to locate them as soon as you arrive. At XLNS we are aware that, after a long flight, you will need some time to adapt to the new environment, take some rest and look for some essentials within the airport.
Please take your time. We are ready to wait for you for as long as it takes and help you with your luggage.
For any information you might need, we are willing to help you, as you are going to find out that you can communicate with all our drivers, even if English is not quite your thing.
With XLNS you may be picked up at any time, including during the night. Even if you have chosen to arrive late at night or early in the morning, our drivers will be available to serve you.
In case your flight has been delayed, please let us know and the XLNS driver will be there to pick you up, despite the delay, thanks to the flight tracker systems used by our staff.
Are you traveling in group?
Are you planning to spend beautiful family moments in Thessaloniki? No worries! XLNS is able to cover your needs! We have a fully equipped fleet and we can ensure your transfer anywhere in the city, no matter how big your group is.
If you are more than four, XLNS can offer you a minivan or the necessary number of passenger cars so that you all get to your destination. It is not an exaggeration to say that XLNS could allocate all its fleet in order to serve your group. What is more, XLNS can offer you exclusive car solutions for your special occasions.
At the same time, we do not forget our little friends traveling with you! Our passenger cars are equipped with children’s seats and booster, so that young travelers can enjoy this beautiful experience with safety and comfort. Of course, during your transfer, you will find the necessary equipment to charge your devices, mobile, tablet, power banks etc.
Passenger cars of our company (taxi) also feature GPS navigation system, so you can easily find your way to your meeting place and residence, and you can pick your preferred route in order to meet the famous historical monuments of Thessaloniki, such as the White Tower, which dominates the city’s waterfront. Air conditioning is also available, so your trip is comfortable all year round.
We are now ready to head to the beautiful city of Thessaloniki! Choosing XLNS thessaloniki airport transfer services is the most secure, timely and relaxing solution you can decide.
The city center is 20 km from the airport and getting to downtown usually varies from twenty (20) to twenty-five minutes (25).
Alternatively, you can choose the urban bus line, which, although it is the most low-budget solution, will need more than an hour to take you to the city center due to the distance and to the works currently in progress for the local Tube.
Heading to Thessaloniki, there are two routes to choose from: the first option is the ring road that embraces the city and passes through the forest of Seich Sou, providing convenient and quick access to any point of the city.
No traffic should be met at the Ring Road, in the absence of traffic lights, to delay your transfer.
The second available route cross-cuts the city.
It is the route through which you will be able to see a significant part of Thessaloniki. Egnatia Street, which is leading right in the heart of the city center, is located just above the ancient Egnatia, which was only recently discovered, with a multitude of archaeological finds after the excavations that took place for the construction of the Thessaloniki Tube.
At the beginning of Egnatia Street, we will meet the University of Macedonia and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), the largest university in the Balkans, hosting about 75,000 students and covering an area about 430,000 m2.
After Ethnikis Amynis Street, on your right hand, you will see the Arch of Galerius or “Kamara”, the meeting point of the locals. It was built in honor of Emperor Galerius when he returned to the city as a winner.
After that, we reach to Aristotelous Square, one of the most central points of Thessaloniki.
An alternative route to pass through the city is to follow the Georgikis Scholis Avenue, Ethikis Antistaseos, Vasilissis Olgas, Vasileos Georgiou, Manoli Andronikou, in order to arrive at the main street of the city center, Ioannis Tsimiskis Street. Just before entering in Tsimiski Street, the visitor can see the OTE Tower, from which one can have a splendid overview of Thessaloniki, while a little further on, on your right hand, you will meet the Historical Center of the city, and as we approach to Aristotelous Square, you can check the 59th Thessaloniki Film Festival, currently underway, at the dedicated pavilion.
The Thessaloniki Film Festival was first launched in 1960 and has been benchmarked as one of Greece’s most important cultural events.
At the same time, it is one of the most important meeting points of the European and World Cinema, as the Thessaloniki Film Festival has hosted great creators of the seventh art, including Nagisa Oshima, Nanni Moretti, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Bernardo Bertolucci, Manoel de Oliveira, Ken Loach, Pedro Almodóvar, Jerzy Skolimowski, John Boorman, Kiyoshi Kurosawa. The contribution of Greek film makers, including Theodoros Angelopoulos, Nikos Koundouros, Stavros Tornes, Nikos Papatakis, Alexis Damianos, Nikos Nikolaidis, Vassilis Georgiadis, Nikos Panagiotopoulos, Pantelis Voulgaris and others has also been valuable.
If you need more tips, if you want to get to know Thessaloniki and its people better, if you want to get an inside glance of the local tradition and culture, if you want to know where you can relax and stroll around, please do not hesitate to ask us! Take advantage of our drivers’ inside knowledge of the city! XLNS drivers are always willing to give the best answers to your questions!
Upon arrival at your place of stay, you will have enjoyed a truly wonderful trip! You will have experienced the first touch with the city of your holiday or your leisure time among your obligations. We trust that XLNS drivers will leave you with the best impression on the spirit of Thessaloniki and its locals, and that they will give you plenty and special ideas about how to get to know the beauty of the city and its history.
We would be glad to meet you again and hear your impressions of Thessaloniki, as XLNS can also guarantee your return to Macedonia Airport.