Averages for Thessaloniki in October
the rainiest month of the year in Thessaloniki
and the cold wind, Vardaris, arrives to cool the nights all over again. Average
daily temperature stays at a comfy 16 degrees Celsius, with highs reaching
above 21 and lows at around 10. Almost a third of October is raining in Thessaloniki and rainfall
often surpasses 50 mm.
of the rain, there are lots to do and see in this month and towards its end
there are numerous unique celebrations that transform the city into a huge
feast. Saint Demetrius is the patron saint of Thessaloniki
and in 26th of October the whole city celebrates his name, with
focus on the ancient church
of Hagios Demetrios, which is a
marvel of art and architecture to behold. Around this ancient church, one can
find numerous spots to enjoy some traditional hot bougatsa, like the famous Serraikon bougatsa
shop. Bougatsa is an amazing Greek pastry typically eaten for breakfast, but
bougatsa is on a whole different level and you simply must try some if you are
visiting during October.
On the 28th
of October, the whole nation of Greece
celebrates their victory in World War II, and a huge national parade is held
down at the port. Be sure not to miss it if you are visiting during that time.
The best hotel to be in October, conveniently located between Hagios Demetrios
and the place where the national parade is held, is the El Greco Hotel. There, you can enjoy a friendly atmosphere with ideal accommodation
right in the heart of the city. From The El Greco hotel, you can access
virtually every hotspot across the city with minimal effort.