Small resorts in Greece on Halkidiki, Thassos, and Lefkada are not the right places to buy clothes and shop in general. Shops in these resorts have mostly Chinese goods, but at higher prices than in Thessaloniki, and there are no branded stores or a large selection.
If you are by car, we do recommend Thessaloniki for shopping. If you have limited time, the best is to start from the center of Thessaloniki towards Halkidiki. On the way to Halkidiki, you will come across Jumbo, Mega Outlet, Cosmos, Ikea, One Salonika, and many others shopping malls.

Shopping in the center of Thessaloniki


The main shopping streets in the center of Thessaloniki have a large selection of boutiques and large stores of world-famous brands. If you have no time to visit shopping centers a little outside the city center, the streets in the center will provide you with everything you need for quality shopping.
 
The main shopping street of Thessaloniki is Tsimiski.This boulevard along its entire length, on both sides, has a large number of shops of internationally known brands such as Zara, Manga, H&M, Marks & Spencer, Benetton, Artisti Italiani, Massimo Dutti, but also smaller boutiques and shops of Greek brands, as well as sports equipment stores.
Tsimiski is also home to Atika, a Greek department store with a number of small shops with central checkout.
 
Above Tsimiski, there is the main street of Thessaloniki, Egnatia. There are many shops with cheap clothing, and the shops become more exclusive as you go towards the sea.
 
The street after Tsimiski, towards the sea (parallel to it), is called Mitropoleos. There you can find slightly more exclusive boutiques and shops compared to the shops in Tsimiski.
Here you can buy unique and designer pieces of clothing in exclusive stores of local brands.
Visit the Franska store, a Penny Sabado store, or Philly, famous for its beautiful dresses.
On Mitropoleos Street you can find the largest selection of formal clothes for special occasions.
 
If you can afford pieces from the world’s most luxurious brands and designers, go straight to Proxenou Koromila Street. It is the most exclusive shopping street in Thessaloniki.
This street is only one block away from the sea and runs parallel to Nikis Avenue (the street by the sea). You will find Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, and other luxury and unique clothing and footwear stores here.
Proxenu Koromila Street is also one of the most pleasant streets to enjoy drinking coffee and drinks in cafes and bars that are also exclusive.
On this street, there is also a fantastic exclusive (expensive) shop where you can buy souvenirs and gifts for yourself and your loved ones. The shop is called Hello From.
 
In the center of Thessaloniki, you can also find a number of goldsmiths. Many of them are owned by famous Thessaloniki jewelers and craftsmen.
The highest number of jewelers are in Tsimiski Street, Mitropoleos, Proxenou Koromila. As to the wardrobe, exclusive ones are closer to the sea.
In Thessaloniki, you can buy unique and very original pieces of jewelry.  A few famous jewelers are Haritidis, Pandora Store, and Papadopoulos Gold, and a jeweler with very unusual and non-standard pieces is Bord de l’eau.
 
The opening hours of shops on Tsimiski Street are throughout the day, while on Egnatia Street, they are open twice a day and closed on Sundays.

Large shopping centers in Thessaloniki


Mediterranean Cosmos Mall is the largest mall in Thessaloniki and one of the largest malls in the Balkans, with nearly 150 individual stores selling clothing, fashion accessories, jewelry, cosmetics, underwear, sportswear, books, electronics, and souvenirs.
Mediterranean Cosmos is the best shopping mall in Thessaloniki if you consider the selection of shops and products.
Many people from Thessaloniki come to this shopping center for entertainment and food, as it has the best fast food and street food restaurants.
If you are a burger lover, here you can try the best burger in town at the PAX restaurant, and if you like sweets and ice cream there is Fregio, as well as the excellent Paradosiako bakery. 
Of course, you can also buy gyros, souvlaki, and cooked meals here.
 
Address: Mediterranean Cosmos, 11km National Road Thessaloniki – N. Moudania
Link to map
Working hours
Monday - Friday: 10:00-21:00
Saturday: from 10:00 - 20:00
Sunday: shops are closed, only restaurants and cafes are open.
Fridays and Saturdays are the busiest.
Once you are in that part towards Halkidiki, you can stop by the Magic park (amusement park) for some fun, right next to the Cosmos and Waterland.
  
The Mega Outlet is an old and well-known shopping center with sports equipment.
The prices in stores are reduced because they sell mainly models from the previous year.
Big sales and discounts are starting in mid-July and last until the end of August.
You can also buy perfumes at lower prices during the sale compared to the Free shop.

This mall no longer has the Nike outlet store that was one of the most popular. It is closed and currently does not exist anywhere in Thessaloniki.
 
Address: Leof. Georgikis Scholis 43
Link to map
Working hours:
Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m
Sunday: closed 
 
One Salonica is a newer shopping center (opened in 2015). It is close to the entrance to Thessaloniki, i.e. the exit from the city, and is easily accessible to tourists. 
It is a large shopping center with regular and outlet stores, so you can buy goods with discounts of up to 70% in some periods.
Nike store is located in this mall, but not a Nike outlet.
Many famous international brands are here – Diesel, Polo Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Camper, etc.
Within the shopping center, there is also a large Sklavenitis supermarket where you can buy everything you want from Greek food products, but also have cooked food cheaper than in restaurants.
 
Address: Kotta Roulia 10, Thessaloniki
Link to the map
Working hours:
Monday-Friday: 10:00 - 21:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 20:00
Sunday: closed except for cafes and restaurants

Department stores for children and babies


Jumbo is a children’s department store where you can find everything you need from the youngest age up to 12-13 years old. You can buy school supplies, a wardrobe, toys, and sweets.
Apart from the huge selection of everything and anything, the reason for visiting Jumbo stores is fairly low prices.
Pay attention to the things that are at the entrance itself. There are toys on special discount due to some shortage or damage. Usually, the price is several times lower, because the toy does not have a box or has some minimal damage.
In Jumbo, you can also find smaller items for the home at low prices.

There are four Jumbo department stores in Thessaloniki, and the largest one is near Ikea.
Address: Florida shopping center Thessaloniki, 11th km Thessaloniki - Airport
 
If you want to look around, you need a couple of hours to tour the entire department store.
 
There are several smaller ones at:
8 Marinou Antipa str., Pilea
43 26th October str. & Kefallinias, Port of Thessaloniki
6th km Thessaloniki-Oreokastro
For opening hours, addresses and location you can see here.
 
The largest department store for children, Prenatal is located in Florida 1 Park and includes a sales area of over 1,000 m2 and has a large selection of products: clothes for pregnant women, newborns, and children up to 10 years old. Here you can buy baby care equipment, as well as toys.
Everything you need from the beginning of pregnancy to babies and older children up to 10 years old can be found in Prenatal.
Address: Florida Commercial Park, Pilea Chortiatis 555 35

Shopping center for care and beauty


Apolonia Politia - Hondos Center is the best shopping center in Thessaloniki for care and beauty.
There are several shops from the Hondos Center chain in Thessaloniki, but none of them are as big and stocked as Apolonia Politia which is something of a chic beauty department store.
But if you don’t have time to visit Apollonia Politia, you can visit the Hondos Center in the center of Thessaloniki, on Aristotle Square. In this center, you can find all famous world and Greek cosmetic brands, in all price ranges, from the cheapest to the ultra-deluxe.
They also have an excellent selection of premium, international perfumes such as Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, and Prada.
In addition, they have all the beauty and care products for the face, hair, and body, for men and women - this is a great place to buy shampoos and sun creams.
They also sell accessories, underwear, swimwear, watches, and jewelry.
Link on the map
Working hours:
Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 21:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 20:00
Sunday: closed

Large shopping centers - home and garden equipment


Ikea in Thessaloniki is well stocked. You can find in it furniture for the house and garden, dishes, tools, lighting, toys, everything for the kitchen, carpets and curtains etc. 
 
Address: 12th km Thessaloniki-Perea 57001 Pylaia
Link to the map
Working hours:
Monday-Friday: 10:00 - 21:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 20:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 20:00
 
If you want to shop for furniture and things for the house and yard, besides Ikea, you can also visit the department store Praktiker, which has the same type of goods, DIY (furniture that you assemble yourself). Both in Praktiker and Leroy Merlin you can find everything you can imagine for the home and yard, from tools and machines to smaller pieces of furniture.
 
Praktiker Hellas
Address: Marinou Antipa, Thessaloniki
Link to the map
Working hours:
Monday-Friday: 08:00 - 21:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 20:00
Sunday: closed
 
Leroy Merlin
Address: Leof. Georgikis Scholis 80
Link to the map
Working hours :
Monday-Friday 08:30 - 21:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 17:00
Sunday: closed
 
Read about big sales and discounts in Greece and Thessaloniki in our text.

If you are not planning to visit a bigger city for shopping and still want to buy the things you need, we recommend you to do your shopping online. We recommend this type of purchase to everyone because it is much more profitable. We wrote more details about it HERE.

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