Thessaloniki is a seaside city, a charming and vibrant modern metropolis. A city with a rich 2300 years history, yet providing a perfect environment for a lively students’ community. A place to admire a spectacular sunset from the locals’ most favourite hangout, its 5-kilometer promenade. A not to miss destination for an easygoing city break, enjoying great food and deep diving into art and culture, a perfect meeting place for business travelers and event attendants.
Quite compact in its structure, Thessaloniki features a cultural triangle, with interesting options for the meeting planners and charming surroundings for the events attendants. Among them:
- Thessaloniki Convention and Cultural Center right on the waterfront
- Helexpo Ioannis Vellidis Congress Center located in the museums’ quarter
- Olympion Theater in the heart of the amazing Aristotelous square
as well as, hotels with meeting facilities, offering top notch technological solutions and high quality services.
The city has an extensive and varied hotel offering with more than 15,000 beds ranging from small budget hotels to international brands, art boutique hotels and luxurious resorts. Accommodation in the historic center and right on the beach in the nearby surroundings, provide solutions for every type of visitors.
High skilled professionals, PCO’s and DMC’s can accommodate different needs for smaller or larger events, combining premium services from local providers with cultural events, interesting social programs and unexpected thematic visits. With a deep knowledge of the destination, they provide assistance and advice to create the perfect event.
Live, virtual and hybrid event production, audiovisual services, scenery design and live streaming, are provided by experts fully aligned with the latest trends of the industry. A boutique corporate gifts company and congress and events photographers will cater for all services that complete a high standard event.
Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia, located just 15 kilometers from the city center, modern and smarter after an extensive renovation, opened its doors to passengers in February 2021, expanded, fresh and modernized. Our members offer all different kinds of transportation solutions, featuring among them Aegean Airlines, as well as highly serviced taxi companies. Experienced travel agencies and tailored made tours designers are there to introduce you to the hidden treasures of Thessaloniki and the nearby area, offering activities for every taste: sailing in the gulf, winetasting in fascinating wineries, interesting tours in UNESCO monuments, shopping in modern malls, attending an Opera in a 15th century fort complex.
A multitude of influences enriched Thessaloniki’s cuisine during the centuries with different products and cultures, eating habits and techniques, leading to delicious results. First get acquainted with the great products of the Greek land, produced around Thessaloniki and the Thermaikos gulf, by visiting the colorful open markets in the town’s center. The easiest way to taste Thessaloniki’s delicacies is in the local traditional, casual eateries, “tavernas or mezedopolia”. A great tribute is also given to fine dining and executive seafood restaurants in unique locations, gardens and balconies by the seafront, or by the coast.
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