From CruisersWiki

(Redirected from Salonica)
Jump to: navigation, search
WorldMediterraneanAegean SeaGreeceThessaloniki
Port of Entry
40°37.645'N, 022°55.599'E Chart icon.png
lat=40.62741 | lon=22.92665 | zoom=12 | y
Greece Thessaloniki.jpg
Aerial view of Kalamaria, Thessaloniki's Harbor

Thessaloniki (Θεσσαλονίκη), or Thessalonica, or Salonica is the second-largest city in Greece. It has a large commercial harbor, Kalamaria.


1085 Kólpos Petalión to Srimonikos kólpos including Thermaikos kólpos
54360 Thessaloniki to Canakkale Bogazi Dardanelles
54361 Kolpos Thessalonikis
47 Aigaion Pelagos Northern Part


If the meltemi is not blowing, typically a seabreeze sets in from the SW during the morning, but dies down by evening.

Also see Aegean Sea.


Popular passages/routes, timing, etc.




  • Coast Guard - VHF channel 12 Tel. +30 310 531504
  • Olympia Radio - VHF channels 23 & 24

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


There are no dangers in the approaches.


Thessaloniki is a Greek port of entry/exit.

Please submit details about facilities for checking in - location of immigration & customs, etc.


Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Aretsou Marina, Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki Marina

Thessaloniki Marina/wiki/Thessaloniki#Thessaloniki_Marina
Berth icon Thessaloniki Marina [[Thessaloniki#Thessaloniki Marina|Thessaloniki Marina]] 40°34.486'N, 022°56.455'E

The marina has 242 positions for servicing cruise boats and yachts from 5 to 30 meters. Every position offers electricity, water and phone connection. The marina is open all year round with its friendly and experienced staff ready to assist you. It is located in the suburb of Aretsou (Kalamria) and it is the main yacht marina for Thessaloniki. It offers good shelter, with laid moorings on the quays and water and electricity at each berth. Limited hard standing is also available. Most facilities such as ATMs, shops, restaurants etc are available in the nearby suburb of Aretsou.

The marina is a good, safe place to leave a yacht while flying home from the airport at Thessaloniki. A good and safe place to stay. But the marina is open to the public, in summer a lot of young people are on the piers until midnight. Then the security will order them to leave. But no vandalism or any problem with thiefs. Some people live there on the boat and we asked them to watch our boat..--Conch 20:51, 25 September 2017 (BST)

For the latest prices see Price Listing. One small irritation is that the marina charges even part of a day as a full day - in other words, if you arrive at 2300 on Friday and leave at 0700 Saturday you are charged for two days!

[email protected]; Tel: +30-2310-444.598; Fax: +30-2310-444.585; VHF channel 9
Address: Aretsou, Kalamaria, GR-55101, Greece
Hours: Monday to Saturday from 07:00 to 22:00, Sunday from 9:00 to 16:30.


Few sheltered anchorage possibilities. You are better off in the marina. If you have to , there is fair holding just outside the marina although you may be asked to move if the clubs are having a regatta. Can be rolly.


Water At all berths of the marina
Electricity At all berths of the marina
Toilets At the marina
Showers At the marina
Laundry At the marina. It takes one full day to have clean clothes back.
Garbage Bins in the marina
Fuel Fuel station in the marina
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers Some chandlery supplies can be obtained in the local suburb of Aretsou or in Thessaloniki itself
Repairs A crane can be arranged via the marina. Most electrical and mechanical repairs can be arranged and some chandlery supplies can be obtained in the local suburb of Aretsou or in Thessaloniki itself

I found an excellent welder/engineer to repair my bronze/copper heat exchanger near the city centre. A family business of true craftsmen contact details are: Kokkinos Welding; [email protected]; tel +30 2310.515.369. It is about 5 minutes walk from the bus terminus. --Alegheno116

A yachtshop Nautilus is up the marina in the mainstreet of Aretsou. One street behind is a yachtpainter with AWLGrip and International products, on the street to Kalamaria downtown (Passalidi) , a walk of a bout 15 minutes, there is a hardwarestore with ab big selection of any tool, screw or other stuff. In the marina ask for Alex, if you need any kind of support. He knows everyone and everything. --Conch 20:58, 25 September 2017 (BST)

Internet In internet cafés, The marina has an WiFI, but sometimes poor connection speed.
Mobile connectivity Strong signal
Vehicle rentals Via the marina office. Also from the airport 20 minutes away by taxi


Supermarkets and grocery stores in Aretsou, 10 minutes from the marina.

Eating out

Numerous restaurants along the front at Aretsou.

A lot of different restaurants are up the marina along the street, but these are all for tourists. In a small street up from the mainstreet there is a nice, cheap and typical restaurant, very small but the best gyros ever. Dora and here parents do the restaurant and all the stuff is handmade also the gyros. Go at the traffic light right up the hill in the Passalidi 9. There you will find after 250 meters at the left side the "Zampetoglou",. Only greek people living there are inside. Dora speaks English very well and boat people is always welcome. Tel 2310452259 --Conch 20:46, 25 September 2017 (BST)


  • Airport - Thessaloniki airport is 20 minutes away by taxi.
  • Train
  • Buses


Thessaloniki is well placed for side trips to the stunning region of the Meteora, with its unusually sited monasteries; the spectacular royal tombs of the Macedonian kings at Vergina; the Mt Olympus National Park; the town of Edessa (famous for its waterfalls) and even the Prespa Lakes on the borders of FYRM and Albania.

Mt Olympus national park
Meteora monastery
Pelicans at Prespa Lakes
Edessa waterfall


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)



See Greece.


We welcome users' contributions to the Wiki. Please click on Comments to view other users' comments, add your own personal experiences or recommend any changes to this page following your visit.

  • Thessaloniki is an excellent place to leave a yacht for a quick trip home or for a trip to the magnificent royal tombs of the Macedonian kings at Vergina; the Mount Olympus National Park and even the wonderful monastic foundations at Meteora (see above) --Athene of Lymington 13:56, 15 April 2010 (UTC).

Verified by

Date of member's last visit to Thessaloniki and this page's details validated:

This is a usable page of the cruising guide. However, please contribute if you can to help it grow further. Click on Comments to add your personal notes on this page or to discuss its contents. Alternatively, if you feel confident to edit the page, click on the edit tab at the top and enter your changes directly.

SailorSmiley.gifContributors to this page

Names: Athene of Lymington, Istioploos, Krissteyn, Alegheno116

Personal tools
Friends of Cruisers Wiki