Get to know Shanghai, the cosmopolitan heart of China
As the largest city in China, Shanghai is an ideal destination for visitors from all over the world, as it is able to offer you everything. Traditional but also modern architecture, natural landscapes, busy streets and historical monuments are a few of the ones you will find there.
Start exploring the cosmopolitan metropolis from the central Renmin Square, which is a favorite meeting point for locals and, at the same time, visitors. Wander among the imposing buildings of the square and drive to the famous Shanghai Museum which awaits you to travel through its special exhibits to other eras and cultures.
Visit the impressive Shanghai Tower and head to the old town. Walk the picturesque streets, enjoy the relaxing pictures and get to know all the different aspects of the city.
Meet there the majestic Chenghuang Miao Temple and Yuyuan Garden, which looks like a fairytale.
Cross the Huangpu River in small boats and let the view of the city captivate you from afar. Shop on the busy Nanjung Street and enjoy endless walks on Bund Road which will give you unique images of the special art deco buildings mixed with its modern touches.
Complete your tour of this pioneering city with an enjoyable stroll in the Fuxing Park of the French Quarter and get ready to enjoy a relaxing picnic overlooking Shanghai dancers and a live demonstration of Chinese mahjong strategy game and Tai Chi war.
Food and local cuisine
Enjoy a gastronomic trip to the place where the magical mix of Thai, Japanese and European cuisine prevails. Numerous restaurants are waiting for you to discover the countless choices of flavors that combine local tradition with international cuisine. Of course you should definitely try their most popular dish, the delicious dumplings. Stuffed with meat, seafood or vegetables and accompanied by all kinds of spices, they will satisfy all tastes and preferences.
The best season to visit Shanghai
Shanghai is a destination that you can visit all months of the year. However, taking into account the weather conditions and the large number of people, the months of March, April and November are more ideal.
How to move around Shanghai
Transfer from/to Shanghai
In Shanghai you can travel by air from Athens or Thessaloniki via stops as it has its own airport just 30 km from the city center. Your transfer to the center can be done in many ways. By metro (1 euro), by the Maglev express line (6 euros), local buses (2.5 euros) but also by taxi (25 euros).
The most popular way of transportation in Shanghai is the subway which will take you to all possible destinations with low cost and minimal waiting. There is also the economical but more time consuming option of using a bus. For your own convenience you can use taxies.