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The City

Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece with more than 1 million people, representing nearly 1/10 of the country’s population. The city’s historical center is full of archaeological sites, Byzantine and post-Byzantine churches and monuments as well as other important monuments and listed buildings from modern periods. Thessaloniki is also surrounded by significant landscapes such as Mt. Olympus, Mt. Athos, the archaeological sites of Vergina, Pella and Dion, and the Halkidiki peninsula.

Information on city’s history and monuments, as well as other useful information may be found in following sites:

http://www.thessaloniki.gr/portal/page/portal/EnglishPage/Traveling-to-Thessaloniki

http://www.visitgreece.gr/en/main_cities/thessaloniki

In addition to the archeological sites and monuments  very close to the venue you can find two of the most exquisite museums of Thessaloniki: The Archeological Museum of Thessaloniki (http://www.amth.gr/en, 2, Leoforos Stratou street) and the Museum of Byzantine Civilization (http://www.mbp.gr/en, 6 Manoli Andronikoy street), that is certainly worth a visit.

 

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Contact Info

  • School of Spatial Planning and Development, Faculty of Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University Campus, 54124 Thessaloniki Greece
  • Dimitra Konstantinidou +30 2310 995470
  • aesophosmeeting2016@plandevel.auth.gr