Some interesting links
http://www.saloniki.org A website
a detailed presentation of the museums in the city (Thessaloniki was the
Cultural Capital of Europe in 1997)
Travel in Greece - Greek Hotels - Tour Operators - Lodgings in Greece
Matt Barrett's Guides to Greece and the Greek Islands (check out the
info on Thessaloniki)
Official Site of the Athens 2004 Olympics
Special Airfare prices from Olympic Airways
Olympic Airways has announced special prices for the conference
participants. Please, consult this pdf file.
Olympic Airways is the official carrier of the conference.
Thessaloniki is the capital of Macedonia and the second largest city in
Greece after Athens. It is also referred to as Salonika. It has an
international airport and you can travel to it from Europe, Athens, and
several other places in Greece. The airport of Thessaloniki is located 15
km away from the center of the city.
Traveling from Europe: In order to come to Thessaloniki one can
flight from the major cities in Europe (usually big cities or European
capitals). If this is not convenient, it is possible to take a flight to
the new international airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" of Athens, and from
there take a domestic flight to Thessaloniki (there are many flights from
Athens to Thessaloniki, and vice versa, every day).
Traveling from the rest of the world: An option is to fly to Athens
then to Thessaloniki. However, if you want to avoid customs in Athens, it
is better to fly to one of the major European cities and then take a
direct flight to Thessaloniki.
From the airport to the city: The center of the city is easily
A public service bus (number 78) leaves the airport almost every half
hour. The bus ticket is 0.44 euros. Taxis are also available at all hours
of the day. The minimum fare is 1.5 euro and the average fare to the
center of the city (and most hotels) with normal traffic is approximately