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Polygyros, Halkidiki, Greece How to get to Polygyros   page 2
The Town Hall (Dimarcheion) of Polygyros, Halkidiki, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Polygyros Town Hall (Dimarcheion), designed by Xenpohon Paionidis.
by road by bus area map
Trains

There are no trains to Polygyros or anywhere else
on the Halkidiki Peninsula. The nearest railway station
is in Thessaloniki, about 67 km to the northwest.
See How to get to Macedonia, Greece.

Taxi

A taxi from Thessaloniki to Polygyros costs around 70 Euros.
  By road from
Thessaloniki to Polygyros
Greek National Road EO16

(Greek, Εθνική Οδός 16, Ethniki Odos 16,
abbreviated as EO16)

The EO16 starts at Thessaloniki's southeastern coastal suburb of Votsi.

Follow signs southeastwards to Thermi. The road heads east and inland, winding up around plains and wooded hills (the highest is the 1165 metre Mount Holomontas) of central Halkidiki, through small towns and villages, including Galatista, Agios Prodromos, Paleochora, Arnaia, Paleohori, Neochora, modern Stageira (not to be confused with ancient Stageira), Stratoniki, then on to Stratoni on the eastern Halkidiki coast, and southwards to Ierissos and the border with Mount Athos at Ouranoupoli.

The turn-off south for Polygyros is 40 km from the start of the road, 9.5 km east of Galatista. The 16A, a good minor road, runs south for 14 km to Polygyros, then continues to the seaside resort of Gerakini.
 
Greek National Road 16 (EO16), Halkidiki, Macedonia, Greece

EO 16
National Road

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Polygyros Bus from Thessaloniki to Polygyros
Buses between Thessaloniki and Polygyros
and other places in Halkidiki (except Olympiada)
are operated by the KTEL Chalkidikis bus company.

Buses for Chalkidiki depart from
the KTEL Chalkidikis bus station,
east of Thessaloniki city centre.

You can get to the bus station from Thessaloniki Airport
and other places in the city by local buses run by
OASTH (ΟΑΣΘ, Organization of Urban Transportation
of Thessaloniki). Its website has information about
timetables and routes in Greek and English:

oasth.gr/#en/

From Thessaloniki airport

Take the OASTH 79 bus to IKEA (large suburban shopping centre),
then change to the 36 bus to the KTEL Chalkidikis bus station.

Journey time: around 20-30 minutes. The local bus fare is 1 Euro.

From Thessaloniki city centre

OASTH bus 45 runs from the KTEL Macedonia inter-city bus station, 5 km west of the centre, to the railway station and through the centre eastwards to the KTEL Chalkidikis bus station.

There is a bus stop for the 45 (also the 45a) on Egnatias Odos Avenue, at the bus stop just to the west of Aristotelis Square.

The bus destination is "KTEL Halkidikis KOSMOS".
"Kosmos" is a huge suburban shopping centre near the bus station.

Journey times:
from KTEL Macedonia inter-city bus station 1 hour;
from the train station 40 minutes;
from the centre around 30 minutes.

The local bus fare is 1 Euro.

Taxis

From the airport around 15 Euros.
From the city centre 15-20 Euros.

Further details about getting to and around Thessaloniki
can be found on How to get to Macedonia, Greece.

Buses Thessaloniki - Polygyros

Buses leave around once an hour for the seaside resort of Gerakini,
stopping at Polygyros bus station. Journey time about 1.5 hours.

Polygyros bus station is 10 minutes walk north of the town centre.

Monday - Friday: 6:45, 9:30, 12:45, 14:30, 17:45, 20:00

Saturday: 6:45, 9:30, 12:45, 17:45, 20:00

Sundays and holidays: 9:30, 13:30, 17:45, 20:00

Buses Polygyros - Thessaloniki

Monday - Friday: 8:00, 9:30, 13:00, 14:30, 18:00, 20:15

Saturday: 8:00, 9:30, 13:00, 14:30, 18:00, 20:15

Sundays and holidays: 9:30, 14:30, 18:00, 20:15

Bus fare Thessaloniki - Polygyros: one-way € 6.30

 
KTEL Chalkidikis bus company logo

KTEL Chalkidikis bus company


www.ktel-chalkidikis.gr

The splendidly simple website
has information about routes, timetables and fares for buses
to and around Halkidiki,
in Greek and English.

Information about
Thessaloniki-Polygyros buses can be found in the section
for Sithonia (the middle
"prong" of Halkidiki).


KTEL Chakidikis
telephone numbers


International dialling code
for Greece: +30

Thessaloniki:
2310 316 555
2310 316 565
2310 316 575

Polygyros:
23710 22 309

N. Kallikrateia:
23990 21 048

N. Moudania:
23730 21 228

Kassandreia:
23740 22 214

Parcel delivery:
6985 169179
 
Road sign in Polygyros, Halkidiki, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Road sign in Polygyros, showing directions to Thessaloniki (north) and Gerakini (south).
Polygyros Area map
Interactive map of Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Interactive map of Macedonia and the North Aegean Sea.

See also our interactive map of Greece.
Text, map and photos: © David John

Additional photos: © Konstanze Gundudis 2012 - 2013

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Images and materials by other authors
have been attributed where applicable.

Please do not use these photos or articles without permission.

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Higher resolution versions are available on request.
See also
The Cheshire Cat Blog
photo essays and
articles about Greece:

Athens (street life)

Athens (Aristotle's Lyceum)

Dion

Meteora

Pella

Polygyros

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