Manchester, in England’s North Country, is one of Britain’s most hip cities. This once industrial city has reinvented itself as a truly modern metropolis, with new landmark buildings such as the Lowry Centre, a booming art and culture scene, and world-class sport - its home to the world famous Manchester United Football Club. It’s often cited as the world’s first industrialised city, and elements of Manchester’s industrial past can be found as you take a trip throughout the city. It’s this dramatic mix of old and new that gives Manchester its interesting nature.
If you don’t know where to start exploring Manchester, try an open bus tour from St Peter’s Square, which will give you quick and interesting overview of the city.
There are plenty of places to do some good shopping too; Manchester Fashion Market is the first dedicated fashion market in the North West; King Street is destination designer labels; the Arndale Centre is full of high street bargains; and Affleck’s Palace is a labyrinth of independent boutiques.
The city is full of intimate music venues for live music fans, and if you want to experience Manchester’s clubs and bars, head to the Northern Quarter, Deansgate and Castlefield..
What ever you decide to do, Manchester is definitely the place to visit.
Flights from Manchester with Viking Hellas
The airport is located 14 km southwest of Manchester city centre. It officially opened on 25 June 1938 and was initially known as Ringway Airport.
The airport has two parallel runways, three terminals and a ground transport interchange, including a railway station.
Viking Hellas is operating flights from Manchester to Athens in Greece, with onward flights to Erbil and Sulaimanihay in Iraq. Return flights from Manchester to Athens are starting from 220 GBP.