Thessaloniki’s legacy – the triangle of culture

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Photo Credit: Thessaloniki Convention Bureau

Thessaloniki is Greece’s second-tier city, a city with a continuous history of 2.300 years, with traces and monuments of the Roman, early Christian, Byzantine, Ottoman and Jewish heritage, with 15 UNESCO World Heritage sites, a 5 km long waterfront with great views to Mount Olympus, lively atmosphere and a unique gastronomy.

Quite compact in its structure, Thessaloniki features a cultural triangle, with very interesting options for the meeting planners and very charming venues and surroundings for event attendants.

  1. Thessaloniki Convention and Cultural Center right on the waterfront
  2. Ioannis Vellidis Congress Center located in the museums’ quarter
  3. Olympion Theater in the heart of the amazing Aristotelous square

The Thessaloniki Convention and Cultural Center contributes to the cultural and economic development of Thessaloniki by hosting high profile events and international conferences, offering high-quality services and equipment, big spaces for up to 1,400 people, a wonderful location right next to the sea and only a 25 minutes’ walk along the waterfront to the city centre. The “Ioannis Vellidis” Congress Center can host up to 2,100 people in easily transformed spaces depending on the respective needs of the organizers and it is located right next to the museum’s quarter in the centre of the city. The historical building of Olympion Theater, home to the Thessaloniki Film Festival, lies in the heart of the city. Right in the middle of Aristotelous square, a historical landmark of the city and its most photographed area, this building is perfect for events and meetings not only because of its charming premises but also because of its privileged position.

Thessaloniki is the perfect destination for the Meeting Industry to connect with culture: meeting planners can opt between interesting, high-quality venues, events attendants can enjoy a walk to the waterfront or a quick glimpse to the main attractions and capture the easygoing atmosphere and charm of the city.