T Tours During The Conference

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 for Sunday 17th to Thursday 21st June below

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You can book all events and tours on-site at the Events & Tours Booth located at the M1 entrance hall.

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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 Sunday June 17th.
Pick up: Thessaloniki Concert Hall courtyard at 17:00.
Duration: 3 hours
Price: 20 euro per person
Includes: Professional guide & transfer with coach bus
Minimum* participation: 30 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.

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 Sunday June 17th.
Pick up: White Tower entrance at 17:00.
Drop off: Conference Venue - Thessaloniki Concert Hall.
Duration: 2 hours
Price: 20 euro per person
Includes: Professional guide & transfer by boats
Minimum* participation: 30 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

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 for accompanying visitors will take place on Monday June 18th.
Pick up: White Tower at 19:30.
Duration: 2 hours
Price: 15 euro per person
Includes: Professional guide
Minimum* participation: 25 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

Food 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 Tuesday June 19th.
Pick up: Aristotelous Square at 17:00.
Duration: 4 hours
Price: 35 euro per person
Includes: Professional guide & Food tasting
Minimum* participation: 20 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

Sailing Tour: an history & sports experience in the Thermaikos Gulf

Everything we see around us may change the moment we change our perspective. This dynamic sailing tour will give you the opportunity to see Thessaloniki from a different point of view, keeping a distance from the street sounds, but close enough to familiarize with the city’s structure, looking from the outside-in. Whether you are an experienced sailor or a first-timer, you will be able to actively participate as part of the crew, while an experienced and passionate sailing professional will easily and safely guide you through all the steps of sailing. A beautiful spot, relaxing atmosphere, and an incredible view are what make this tour a favorite.

The Sailing tour will take place on Tuesday June 19th
Pick up: Thessaloniki Concert Hall courtyard at 10:00.
Duration: 3 hours
Price: 40 euro per person
Includes: coffee and a sandwich
Maximum participation: 27 / Minimum* participation: 15

*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

Shopping Tour: From Local Products to International Brands (accompanying)

Whether you want to buy gifts for your loved ones or something for yourself, whether you are looking for a Greek designer item or a local souvenir shop, this Shopping tour has it all. Starting from the city’s shopping center, we will sidetrack from the main streets and visit the hidden jems, antique stores and handcrafted one-of-a-kind items. We will continue the tour to One Salonika shopping mall where all participants will receive discount vouchers and will finish their shopping experience with a wonderful lunch.

The Shopping tour will take place on Wednesday June 20th.
Pick up: Aristotelous Square at 10:00.
Duration: 4 hours
Price: 25 euro per person
Minimum* participation: 25

*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.

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 Wednesday June 20th.
Pick up: Thessaloniki Concert Hall courtyard at 15:00.
Duration: 4 hours
Price: 25 euro per person
Maximum participation 50 pax / Mininum* participation: 30

*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

Dion: The sacred city in the foothills of Mount Olympus. The mountain of the Gods & Muses (accompanying people)

Dion, the sacred city of the Macedonians and famous residence of the Twelve Gods of Greek Mythology, lies on the foothill of Mount Olympus (2.917m), where a sanctuary was founded in the 5th century BC, dedicated to Zeus, the father of all Gods. It was the place where the kings made splendid sacrifices to celebrate the new year of the Macedonian calendar along with purification rites of the army and victory feasts. 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, you will have the opportunity to see exquisite sanctuaries and the earliest existing theatre in Macedonia. The tour will end with a visit to the Archaeological Museum of Dion which hosts important finds and artifacts from Dion and other archaeological sites of Pieria. After the archaeological visit we will proceed to the Enipeas Canyon, a wonderful trail in the foothills of Mt.Olympus. En route we will pass through a cave-chapel and the monastery of St. Dionysus, and we will take advantage of several swimming opportunities in natural river pools.
The Dion – Mount Olympus tour will take place on Thursday June 21st.
Pick up: White Tower at 09:30.
Duration: 6 hours
Price: 65 euro per person
Includes: coach bus transportation, professional tour guide, entrance fees, lunch
Maximum participation 50 pax / Minimum* participation: 30

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