When in Thessaloniki...take a Tour!


This conference would not be complete without a great array of specially-designed tours and excursions, made to fit every schedule and every interest.
Choosing among city walks, archaeological visits and outdoor activities, there will not pass a day without an experience!
See what is planned from Monday 21st to Saturday 26th of August below!
*Due to the limited number of places for the tours, you are advised to book early in advance in order to secure your participation
**In the case that the minimum participation is not reached in each tour, those who have paid will receive a refund
*** Participants are kindly asked to register for the tours they wish to participate in by the 20th of August

*In case you wish to explore also other options, please check the Conference Services section on the website.

earli leaf2 removebg preview  Welcome City Tour: Thessaloniki at a Glance

A warm welcome starts from the heart, and the heart of Thessaloniki lies in its center. Geographically defined by three focal points, the White Tower, Aristotelous Square, and Thessaloniki Port, this tour provides a deep dive into the city’s cultural and historical identity, along with a first look at the city’s urban character and design. Apart from the city centre you will be able to admire the Neoclassical mansions at V. Olgas str., as well as the Upper Town which is the highest part of the city, and is dominated by the Byzantine and Ottoman-era fort known as Heptapyrgion.

The Welcome City Tour will take place on Monday August 21st
Pick up: Conference venue at 17:00
Duration: 3 hours
Price: 30 euros per person
Includes: Professional guide & transfer with coach bus
*minimum participation: 30 pax

earli leaf2 removebg preview Waterfront Walk & Boat Trip: Thessaloniki's stories told from the sea

Thessaloniki Waterfront extends approximately 5 kilometers, stands between the city center and the Aegean Pelagos while framing the Thermaikos Gulf and the city’s amphitheatrical structure. It serves as a compass for moving around the town, being Thessaloniki’s southern border, providing a constant reference point on the city’s map. Starting from the west – Thessaloniki port - we will begin this tour on foot on the waterfront, passing by Aristotelous square and continuing up to the White tower (approximately 30’ walk) where we will embark a small boat. Sailing in the Thermaikos gulf, we may view the city peripherally, enjoying the front’s scenery and architectural elements, which are only surpassed by the panoramic view of mount Olympus throughout it’s length.

The Waterfront Tour will take place on Tuesday August 22nd
Pick up: PORT entrance at 17:00 (passengers entrance, first pier, close to Ionos Dragoumi street) 
Helpful Venue's Link:  https://goo.gl/maps/15rY8A7cSiiEQUg78
Drop off:  Conference Venue 
Duration: 2 hours
Price: 30€ per person
Includes: Professional guide & transfer by boat
*minimum participation: 30 pax
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 The Kaleidoscope Walk: Exploring the many colors and images, the many stories of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki’s long history and intricate past are reflected in today’s urban landscape as a kaleidoscope of colours and images, a mixture of ethnicities, religions, and empires, all leaving their traces of cultural heritage over the centuries, thus creating the cultural collage that Thessaloniki is today. On this tour you will find out which elements prevailed in time, as the city’s monuments become the reference points for understanding its different historical periods and introducing its ethnic communities of the past: Roman (Galerius Complex – early 4th century), Byzantine (examples of 4th-15th century churches listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites), Ottoman (15th century - ex mosques, hamams, markets), Jewish (Yad Lezikaron Synagogue & Holocaust monument). The last stop in this overview of Thessaloniki’s multicultural identity is the port, the focal point for the city’s occupation history and population movement.

The Kaleidoscope Walking Tour will take place on Wednesday August 23rd
Pick up: White Tower of Thessaloniki at 18:30
Duration: 2,5 hours
Price: 20€ per person
Includes: Professional guide
*minimum participation: 25 pax

earli leaf2 removebg previewFood on foot!  Flavors & aromas of a diverse culinary tradition (accompanying people)

Food and culture go hand in hand, and this Food on Foot tour is not one to be missed. If Mediterranean cuisine is    at a hype, then Thessaloniki’s culinary scene is at its peak. Trying some of the most iconic traditional dishes, as well as new and refreshed tastes of the past with a modern twist, you will be tastefully immersed into the food culture of northern Greece. From fresh produces and traditional pie bakeries all the way to the fish market and the local bazaars, you will peel off the historical heritage of Thessaloniki bite by bite, while getting to know the people behind the recipes, and the family traditions that passed through each generation. Unveiling the blending flavors that have made Thessaloniki such a vibrant and multifaceted city, the end of the tour will find us in a small restaurant enjoying delicacies, such as savory fyllo pies and the famous Greek salad.

The Food on Foot tour will take place on Thursday August 24th
Pick up: Aristotelous Square at 17:00
Duration: 3 hours
Price: 35€ per person
Includes: Professional guide & Food tasting
*minimum participation: 20 pax
earli leaf2 removebg preview  Winery visit: a local tradition, a pleasure worldwide
Having a deity like Dionysos, a God in the Greek pantheon entirely dedicated to wine, may be enough to give you an idea of the importance of wine in Greek culture. With this aromatic tour you will acquaint yourself with some of the best Greek wines while visiting one of the most renowned winery in Greece, Domaine Gerovassiliou winery. www.gerovassiliou.gr/en.  The tour will start with a tasting of the most indicative wines of Northern Greece, after which you will have the chance to tour the wine cellars and learn all about the wine-making process, as well as the vineyard (depending on the weather). Furthermore, you will be able to visit the Wine Museum, located near the cellars and see various pieces of significance relating to the vineyard and to wine history.

The Winery tour will take place on Saturday August 26th
Pick up: White Tower of Thessaloniki at 09:30
Duration: 3 hours
Price:  35€ per person
*minimum participation 30 pax / maximum participation: 50 pax

Explore the history of Northern Greece!

We offer an amazing tour for exploring the beautiful and historical sceneries of Northern Greece the day after the end of the conference!

See what is planned for Sunday 27th of August below!


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 Dion: The sacred city in the foothills of Mount Olympus / Palaios Panteleimonas: a picturesque village in the mountains
Dion, the sacred city of Macedonia, is known for its archaeological significance and place in ancient Greek history. Inside this incredibly reserved Archaeological Park one can see the remains of residential houses, the baths, the Odeon and a Christian basilica. Outside the walls, one can see exquisite sanctuaries and the earliest existing theatre in Macedonia. However few are those who are familiar with its natural beauty. At 700m altitude, on the hillside of Lower Mount Olympus lies one of the most beautiful traditional villages called Palaios Panteleimonas. The richness of fauna and flora surrounding the fairy tale path leading from the forest to the village will give you the chance to enjoy the raw and majestic nature of Mount Olympus. Once at the village, inside the narrow stone pavements, you will admire the traditionally restored houses and discover the picturesque stores offering a variety of local products and folk artifacts. Apart from its beauty and scenic attractions, Palaios Panteleimonas is also known to offer the best panoramic view of Thermaikos Gulf and the shores of South Pieria. 

Date: Sunday, August 27th
Pick up: White Tower of Thessaloniki at 09:00
Duration: 7 hours
Price: 90€ per person
Includes: coach bus transportation, professional tour guide, entrance fees, lunch
*minimum participation: 30 / maximum participation: 50 pax

*Due to the limited number of places for this tour you are advised to book early in advance in order to secure your participation.
**In the case that the minimum  participation is not reached those who have paid will receive a refund.

*In case you wish to explore also other options, please check the Conference Services section on the website.