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Thessaloniki

Info Kiosks

TheVisitor Managementproject, part of which is the equipment and operation of the Info Kiosks, is an initiative of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, in cooperation with the Thessaloniki Convention Bureau (TCB) and donated by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

Pavilion in Aristotelous Square

The glass pavilion of Aristotelous was granted to the Municipality of Thessaloniki by the Thessaloniki Film Festival in June 2012 and since then it has been operating as an information pavilion for visitors to the city. In a privileged position on Aristotelous Square, it is a tourist attraction and a centre of interest and information for tour operators, journalists and authors of tourist guides visiting the city. Through theVisitor Managementproject, this pavilion is equipped with modern interactive systems that enhance the promotion of the citys tourist and cultural resources.

Royal Theatre Pavilion

Since April 2018, a second tourist information point has been operating next to the Royal Theatre and in the immediate vicinity of the White Tower. The glass pavilion was also provided by the Thessaloniki Film Festival and was appropriately designed and equipped with innovative high-tech interactive systems.

Opening hours of visitor information kiosks:
Monday to Sunday 10:00 18:00

Maps and brochures of the Municipality of Thessaloniki are available at the Info Kiosks in various languages. Also, through the electronic promotion and management system of cultural and tourist resources, services and events, the citys tourist and cultural resources are promoted.

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A population of more than 1.000.000 makes it the fifth largest city in the Balkans and the second most populated city that is not a capital, after Istanbul. Thessaloniki is Greece’s second major economic, industrial, commercial and political centre, and a major transportation hub for the rest of southeastern Europe.

Thessaloniki itself never doubted its own Cultural identity and its millennia of existence, it stands there since 315BC, and named after Alexander’s the Great sister.

Ιt was chosen as the co-reigning city of the Byzantine Empire alongside Constantinople.

Historically one of Europe’s oldest and most multiethnic cities, widely considered as the cultural capital of Greece, is truly unique in the sense that it intricately marries its thousands-year-old multicultural heritage and the architectural marvels with the Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and Sephardic Jew history. Festivals abound, most notably the “Dimitria Festival” coming from the ”Golden Age” of the Byzantine period of the city and the “International Film Festival”, which draws hoards of buffs to the city each year.

With a student-strong population of 150,000, Thessaloniki boasts an under-30s do-it-yourself youth culture-creative movement seen nowhere else in the Southern part of Europe.

What makes Thessaloniki a must-see destination? The cutting-edge art performances and creative projects, bars and clubs to serve a population twice its size, Arts and Entertainment hubs, numerous monuments, 15 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the unique gastronomy earning  the city the name “Gastronomic Capital of Greece” and the 5km recently-developed waterfront.

Great options for short travel within less than 2 hours drive outside the city: the ancient city of Vergina reflecting the wealth, grandeur and glory of the Macedonian Kingdom, the Macedonia Capital of Pella, the Aristotle’s School and the charming peninsulas of Halkidiki, famous for its wonderful beaches, tiny islands, small bays and Mount Athos, the wineries of the broader area.