Welcome to the cultural center of Macedonia!
Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece and a regional economic center with an active trading port, significant industrial activity and the largest academic and research community in the country. The stormy history and cosmopolitan character give the city its special beauty and unique charm. A vibrant modern metropolis on the North Aegean, renowned for its hospitality and carefree lifestyle.
Thessaloniki offers a wide range of attractions, ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman monuments, exhibitions, galleries with their unique exhibits and an active cultural scene that still pioneers. Thessaloniki is a big stage for creative young people. The city hosts the Thessaloniki International Fair, the International Film Festival and several other important institutions.
The more than 2000 year old mix of cultures and influences from all corners of the world in the history of the city is also reflected in the kitchen. Thessaloniki may be the “second” city in Greece, but definitely it is the culinary capital of the country. Whether in the city center or in the surrounding districts, the numerous restaurants and innovative gastronomy scene of the city offer gourmets culinary highlights for all senses and incomparable pleasures.
Every Thessaloniki traveler will also find a scenic paradise right on their doorstep, as the city is an ideal base from which to explore Northern Greece. Whether to the peninsula of Halkidiki, which is full of greenery and has some the most beautiful beaches and beach resorts in the country or the Olympus massif, the throne of Zeus and the ancient gods, or the mystical rock monasteries of Meteora, so many sites you should not miss.
58 airlines fly from Thessaloniki Makedonia International Airport to 141 destinations in 41 countries. The services to and from Europe include several destinations in the Middle East and some hub airports such as Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and London Gatwick. The airport has regular connections to most Greek cities and islands and serves over 2.5 million passengers per year.
Thessaloniki offers a total of 7,500 rooms in 135 hotels of various categories. The 19 conference exhibition centers and the 39 hotels with meeting facilities offer the latest technology and high quality services. It’s a perfect MICE destination and a great experience for every visitor.