Thessaloniki is a gateway to many wonderful surroundings, varying from sandy beaches to picturesque mountains and unique nature landscapes. Places like Chalkidiki and the other beach resorts of Northern Greece, Mount Olympus, the ancient capital of Macedonians, Vergina, where the Royal tomb of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great is, and Kaimaktsalan and Seli Ski resorts are only a few of the many destinations that are approximately one hour away from Thessaloniki.