Thessaloniki (520 km. north of Athens) is the second largest city of Greece and the most important centre of the area. Built near the sea (at the back of the Thermaïkos Gulf), it is amodern metropolis bearing the marks of its stormy history and its cosmopolitancharacter, which give it a special beauty and charm.
►General info, connect to http://www.visitgreece.gr/en/main_cities/thessaloniki
►Arriving to the conference hotel.
From the airport: take the bus No 78, it stops by the hotel (bus stop at hotel: ORIZOMYLOI)
After midnight the bus number is 78N
By taxi (blue taxis): about 25-30 euro
►From Grand Hotel Palace to the centre of the City of Thessaloniki.
You can take the bus Numbers 8 or 12 and back. It will be easier if you have exact change 1.10 euro each way
Taxi to the centre : 6-7 euro. Order at the reception
Taxi from the centre to the hotel: 5-6 euro
There is a free shuttle bus of the hotel going to the centre at certain times, need to register.
►There are two good centre areas for fun, each at walking distance from each other:
1. Ladadika area with taverns, clubs and pubs.
2. Aristotelous Square, with shops, coffee shops, markets, restaurants
►Suggestions for restaurants, tested by the organizers:
For traditional Greek Music Tavern: we suggest PALATI in Ladadika, you need to reserve.
For nice mixed local or fish food, sitting and watching the sea, try Agioli.
For quality fish, little expensive but worth it, try THALASSA restaurant.
For traditional meat pan food, very tasty, delivered to your table in a pan, go to TIGANIES AND SHARA at Ladadika area.
For a nice view of the city, many options for taverns, go to the Castle Area on the hill.