When traveling to Greece, many tourists also enjoy shopping in large shopping centers we write about in text HERE. Not knowing the opening hours of shopping centers and stores can surprise us and affect changes in plans.
Whether you’re planning a visit to the Cosmos shopping center, Jumbo department stores or a tour of the shops on Tsimiski or Egnatia Street, in this text you will find opening hours that will help you plan your shopping.

Opening hours in Greece

The most common questions we receive are about opening hours in Greece, both in the large shopping centers on the way to the resorts and opening hours in general.
This is important to know when planning your trip, if you want to go shopping.
Sunday is a non-working day in Greece, both in small towns and in big cities. Tourist places are an exception, where shops are open on Sundays during the season, while state institutions, post offices, and banks do not work on Sundays even in tourist places.
There is also double working time, which does not exist in many countries. Double working hours are usually from 8am to 2pm and from 5pm to 7pm or 8pm.
Banks in Greece are open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, until 2:00 p.m. on Fridays, and are closed on Sundays.
Recently, many shops are open all day (without an afternoon break). These are usually stores from the big chains Zara, H&Μ, Stradivarius and the like. And shops in shopping centers work without a break during the day.
During November and December in the period before Christmas, as well as before Easter, there are working weeks in all of Greece.

Read more about non-working days and national holidays HERE to know when the public holidays and non-working days are in Greece.

Opening hours of shops and shopping centers in Thessaloniki and Greece

Opening times of shops in Tsimiski and Egnatia streets in Thessaloniki
In Tsimiski Street, there are stores of big brands Zara, Stradivarius, Bershka, H&M. Working hours are throughout the day.
Opening hours of popular brand stores on Tsimiski Street: Stradivarius, Bershka, H&M, Zara
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 9 pm
Saturday: 9am-8pm
Sunday: closed
Opening hours of popular brand stores on Egnatia Street
Shops/boutiques have double working hours, so they are open on Monday to Friday: from 8 am or 9 am to 2 pm or 3 pm and then there is a break and they open again from 5 pm or 6 pm; Sunday: closed

Cosmos shopping center opening hours

Mediterranean Cosmos shopping center is located outside the center of Thessaloniki and is on the way to Chalkiness, so it is a very convenient and favorite destination for all tourists to take a break and enjoy shopping.
Address  Mediterranean Cosmos
11km National Road Thessaloniki – N. Moudania
+30 2310 489571
Find on the map
Opening hours are every day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., on Saturdays until 8 p.m. Cosmos is also open on Sundays, only for cafes and restaurants but not shops. During national holidays, the shopping center is closed. Fridays and Saturdays are the busiest.
Monday - Friday: 10 am - 9 pm
Saturday: from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m
Sunday: shops are closed and restaurants and cafes are open except on public holidays.
The opening times of the pharmacy in Cosmos are from Monday to Friday from 8:00 am, on Saturdays from 8:30 am and the supermarket opens from 9:00 am (Monday-Saturday).
Exceptions are public holidays, so in December 2022, Cosmos will not work on Sunday 25 and Saturday 24 December will close sooner.
Saturday 24.12.2022. - 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 25.12.2022. - Closed
Monday 26.12.2022. - Closed
The parking lot in the Cosmos shopping center is large, with a capacity of more than 3,000 spaces. The price of parking is €2 for the whole day. The parking system is automated. You first print your ticket at the entrance by pressing the ticket button and pay at the end of your stay.
Parking is free in the following cases:
if you visit the shopping center after 20:00;
for holding up to 30 minutes;
on Sundays and public holidays;
for multiple visits during the same day, you pay only once, but the receipt must be shown at the Parking office (toll booth).
Link for map

Mega Outlet shopping center in Thessaloniki

Mega Outlet is popular shopping center where tourist can find clothing items, accessories, cosmetics, perfumes, underwear, eyewear collection, jewelry, watches, handbags, travel goods.
Address: Leof. Georgikis Scholis 43, Pilea Chortiatis 555
Link on map
Opening hours:
Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m
Sunday: closed
Exceptions are Sundays specified by law before Christmas and Easter when it’s open from 11 am - 8 pm

Opening hours of One Salonica

One Salonica is a shopping center (shopping mall) inside which there are over 100 stores - boutiques, starting with big brands such as: Polo Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, Nike, Adidas, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Under Armour, Levi’s, Diesel, Gant, Lacoste, Pinko, Κalogirou, Puma, Zara kids, American Eagle, Mango, Kiko Milano, Nautica, Oxford Company, Camper, Geox, Migato, BSB, Lynne, Toi&Moi, Attrattivo, Oxette, Axel, Champion, Prime Timers, Navy & Green, Edward Jeans, Prince Oliver, The Bostonians, Sephora, Dust+Cream and many others…
Address: Kotta Roulia 10, Thessaloniki
Link on the map
Opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 10:00 - 21:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 20:00
Sunday: closed except for cafes and restaurants

Hondos Center

A well-known chain of perfume and cosmetics stores
Address in Thessaloniki:  9 Aristotelous Str.
Opening hours:
Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 21:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 20:00
Sunday: closed
There are stores all over Greece, so you can look on the map for the place closest to your planned trip.
See all Hondos Center shops in Greece on a map and find the closest one.
It is important to know that Sunday is often a non-working day both in small towns and in big cities, except in tourist places in the season, which can disrupt our plans if we didn’t know about it. And there is double working time.
Therefore, when planning your trip, check which days are public holidays in Greece when shops and institutions are closed.

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Opening hours of Jumbo department stores

One of very popular shopping stores in Greece is Jumbo where kids can endlessly enjoy in toys, baby items, seasonal items, decoration items, books, stationary and many more. There are Jumbo department stores in almost all parts of Greece, so depending on your travel plan, addresses, links to the map and opening hours can be found in more detail in our text HERE.
The opening hours of all Jumbo stores are:
Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m
Saturday: 9 am - 8 pm
Sunday: closed

Magic Park – the most popular amusement park in Thessaloniki

In the vicinity of Cosmos and the Ikea department store, there is also the most popular amusement park Magic park, which can be very interesting for the younger ones, but does not exclude the enjoyment of the older ones as well.
Address: Agias Anastasias 15
Location on the map
Magic Park opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 4PM-11PM
Saturday - Sunday: 11AM - 11PM

IKEA in Thessaloniki opening times

Address: 12th km Thessaloniki - Perea 57001 Pylaia
Link on the map
Opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m
Sunday: 11 am - 8 pm
Exception are Public Holidays.

Praktiker Hellas

A large store with goods for the home and garden, from tools to dishes and decorative items.
Address: Marinou Antipa, Thessaloniki
Opening times
Monday-Friday: 08:00 - 21:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 20:00
Sunday: closed
Map of all shops in Greece
Link on the map of Praktiker Hellas in Thessaloniki

Leroy Merlin

Leroy Merlin is a chain of shops all over Greece and has everything for the house from tools to home decor.
See on a map shops all over Greece
Shop in Thessaloniki is on address: Leof. Georgikis Scholis 80
Opening hours:
Monday-Friday 08:30 - 21:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 17:00
Sunday: closed

Public Holidays in Greece

During national holidays in Greece, shops, shopping centers, banks, museums, archaeological sites are closed, so we recommend that you take them into account when planning your trip and shopping.
January 1 – New Year
January 6 – Epiphany
March 18 - Clean Monday
March 25 - Greek Independence Day - Liberation from the Ottoman Empire
May 1 - Labor Day
May 3 - Orthodox Good Friday
May 5 - Easter
May 6 - Easter Monday
June 23 - Holy Spirit Sunday
June 24 - Spiritual Monday
August 15 - Assumption Day
October 28 - National OHI Day - the rejection of the Italian ultimatum before the Second World War
December 25 - Christmas
December 26 - Boxing Day

In 2024, the festive Easter period starts from April 28 (Sunday Vaion - Cveti in Serbian). From that date, the store’s holiday working hours start.
28.4. In 2024, stores are open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m
29.4.-2.5. shops are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; (then Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday, Holy Wednesday, Holy Thursday are celebrated);
3.5. 2024 - stores will be open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. (on Good Friday, shops are closed until 1:00 p.m);
4.5. 2024 - stores will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Holy Saturday)
5.5. 2024 - Easter non-working day in Greece.
6.5. 2024 - non-working day (Easter Monday)
7.5. 2024 - a non-working day because the Government decided to move the celebration of Labor Day to May 7 because the date of May 1 this year coincides with the time of Holy Week before Easter (the days of greatest mourning for all Christians). It is not unusual or unusual for the Government to make such a decision when a secular holiday coincides with the biggest religious holiday.

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