Are you already dreaming of escaping the heat and searching for the perfect city break? If you prefer urban travel to beach vacations, yet would still want to explore Greek destinations in the Aegean Sea, Thessaloniki in Macedonia boasts a perfect blend of tradition, history, modern culture and nightlife on the Thermaic Gulf. The city is fast becoming a trendy summer destination in Greece for many reasons: its gastronomy, its cultural events, the remaining Byzantine monuments and even the Thessaloniki International Film Festival. While travel photographers and avid instagramers opt for spending their stay roaming the streets of the centre to get the best shots, other types of travellers would rather enjoy the amenities its hotels have to offer and relax in style by the pool while sipping a cool drink, watch the sunset after having a good swim or eat breakfast at a rooftop terrace affording outstanding skyline views.
As is the case with other summer destinations in Greece, Thessaloniki is a city offering a wide range of hospitality establishments where guests can get access to onsite facilities like fitness centres, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, poolside bars, terraces and restaurants. Unless you choose an all-inclusive stay, bear in mind that drinks and food at such premises need to be paid for, while admission is generally complimentary for confirmed guests. When asked about how the ideal hotel pool should be, most holiday goers agree that it is better when on the rooftop of the building and you can swim with a beautiful view; it must also have a poolside bar or restaurant, while deck chairs and Balinese beds are equally valued. If you wish to find these features during your city trip, we are about to recommend the best hotels in Thessaloniki that include them.
Hotels with swimming pool in Thessaloniki, Greece
5-star hotel with rooftop pool in Thessaloniki: the Met
Superbly situated close to the port of Thessaloniki and well-connected to the airport and main landmarks in the city, the Met hotel invites guests to spend relaxing moments at the outdoor swimming pool on the top floor that provides unique views over the city and the gulf. And this is just complementary to other premises of this hotel in Thessaloniki, such as select well-appointed rooms offering sea views and the Sky Bar providing panoramic city views. For cloudy days when you would rather stay inside, among the spa options of this property you will find a hot tub, an indoor swimming pool and a hammam.
The 4-star Philippion hotel in Thessaloniki
Surrounded by green zones and conveniently located 10 minutes away by car from the centre, and 15 minutes from the airport, this hotel in Greece provides guests with fast WiFi internet all throughout the premises at no extra charge, as well as with courtesy secured parking spots. However, one of the greatest allures of the Philippion hotel in Thessaloniki is its pool featuring a Mediterranean restaurant where travellers can indulge in delightful local specialties and the finest wines after taking a dip; undoubtedly the best way to spend the summer days in Greece, whether you visit for tourism or work. The guest rooms may feature either city or park views, and include air conditioning, TV, fridge, private bathroom with shower or tub and complimentary toiletries. If you like, you are invited to the breakfast buffet every morning or to have a drink at the onsite sports bar on match days.
Luxury hotel in Thessaloniki, Macedonia: the Electra Palace
The upscale facilities of the 5-star Electra Palace hotel of Thessaloniki, inside a Byzantine style inspired building, are located only 500 metres away from the port in the heart of the commercial, cultural and financial centre of the city. If you make a reservation to stay in one of its luxury rooms or suites, you will be invited to its rooftop pool with lounge-bar, even though you may relax and swim in the acclimatized pool at the onsite gym if you prefer. The ample choice of its Mediterranean breakfast accompanied with panoramic views along with its exclusive spaces where you can host banquets and celebrations are just a couple of the other perks of choosing this hotel in Thessaloniki.
Which one is your favourite? Are you ready to find and secure your perfect hotel? Should you have doubts or need help, read our article about making hotel reservations online.