Thessaloniki

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Rajat Bhatnagar

"It is really good to speak and hear Hindi from time to time. With InterNations I got to know compatriots in Athens and Thessaloniki."

Amelie Barreau

"InterNations members are really helpful and provided us with valuable tips about the international schools in Athens."

Get to Know Our Local Network of Expats in Thessaloniki!

Yasu and welcome to your InterNations Community of expats in Thessaloniki. As a platform specifically created to support expats, by joining InterNations you can connect with other expats in Thessaloniki and around the world. We have also amassed a wealth of online resources to guide you through this sometimes tricky process and give you the best start possible for your new life. Our comprehensive guides, essential advice, and insider tips will answer your questions, such as, "which part of the city would be best for my family?" and give you reassurance that you are part of our global community. If you have concerns or questions about daily life, just visit our forum where our friendly members are always happy to help a fellow expat. We encourage you to build on their experiences and use their first-hand knowledge as you follow in their footsteps to join the expat population of Thessaloniki.

Join Our Exciting Events in Thessaloniki

Attend our monthly events and activities for Thessaloniki expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Thessaloniki Expat Guides

  • Moving to Thessaloniki

    Expats moving to Thessaloniki will find the city to be lively and beautiful, with the area home to some of the most stunning architecture of anywhere in Europe. The exciting cafe and bar culture makes it a busy place to be. You will just have to get your visa for Greece sorted first.
  • Living in Thessaloniki

    The port city of Thessaloniki is an important economic and cultural hub in Greece, its infrastructure is being renewed, and it's a relatively safe city. As such, expats living in Thessaloniki can enjoy life in Greece's cultural capital. Learn more about the city, from transport to leisure options in this article.
  • Working in Thessaloniki

    Thessaloniki, despite the recent crisis, has still a top position in the Balkans’ economy, especially thanks to the leading maritime industry, which, along with the teaching and media sectors, offers many opportunities to expats planning to work in Thessaloniki. Read up on the economy, work permits, and more in this article.

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A New Life in Thessaloniki

Founded over 2,000 years ago in 315 BC, Thessaloniki provides a wealth of historical landmarks, legends, and stories for newcomers to enjoy. Museums and galleries cover different eras in the city's history, while the Thessaloniki Concert Hall hosts opera performances and a number of theaters continue Greece's long dramatic traditions. Thessaloniki's main employment source is the services sector, including healthcare, education, trade, transportation, and communications. As a large free port, the city is a major transportation hub, carrying trade between neighboring countries, and tourism is also a growing industry with Mediterranean cruises making Thessaloniki one of their regular stops.

Our Events in Thessaloniki Are One of the Best Ways to Meet Other Expats

At our regular events for the whole community, expats have the chance to meet, network, socialize, and have fun together in Thessaloniki. We know it can be difficult to make new friends in an unfamiliar setting, so take the opportunity to meet our members in a laid-back environment; you are already invited to come along. Don't forget to also check out our InterNations Groups to find like-minded expats to share your interests with as you explore the city and make new friends. Our members hail from all over the world and you'll soon discover that you, too, are part of our friendly community of fascinating global minds.

Rajat Bhatnagar

"It is really good to speak and hear Hindi from time to time. With InterNations I got to know compatriots in Athens and Thessaloniki."

Amelie Barreau

"InterNations members are really helpful and provided us with valuable tips about the international schools in Athens."

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