The port of Thessaloniki is a natural outlet to the sea for the counties of the Balkan peninsula, as well as the ones of SE Europe. Its history is identical with the history of the city. It has a free zone subject to the European Union Customs Code. The maritime lines serve the regions of Halkidiki, the islands of the Aegean sea and, recently, Russia transporting passengers, but also motor lorries used for goods international transportation.
Today, there is a new terminal housed in the old Customs building which is a work of architect Modiano (1910) and is very impressive because of its exterior, inspired by Renaissance art. The terminal facilitates the transfer of thousands of travelers, who travel mainly during summer, on cruise ships, ships with certain destinations, flying dolphins, etc.
Macedonia Airport: the second biggest Greek airport is located at Mikra and is connected with most of the European and Balkan destinations by frequent departures of many airline companies.
The railway station is an interesting building, which is today an interchange linking European countries, Turkey and Greece with the major Greek continental cities. Nowadays, trains are modern and relatively fast, thus offering a pleasant journey.
“Macedonia” Passenger terminal is located at the western part of the town from where buses depart for all Greek regions.