11-12 April 2011 - Fourth EUCogII Members Conference, Thessaloniki

Travel to Thessaloniki and Tourist Information

Thessaloniki airport (SKG) is just 15 minutes by taxi from Anatolia College. The airport is directly connected to all major European cities (76 airports in 26 countries), especially from northern Europe and including several low-cost airlines (where 'major city' is defined as having direct flights to Thessaloniki).

We will organize a bus shuttle from the center to the Anatolia campus during the conference - and we would thus recommend to book hotels downtown.

A quick check on www.expedia.com [.de;.co.uk; etc.] or a similar site will give you an impression how you can get here.

The following airlines fly to Thessaloniki:

Aegean Airlines
Air Berlin
Air France
Alitalia
Athens Airways
Austrian Airlines
British Airways
Brussels Airlines
Cyprus Airways
Delta
easyJet
Etihad Airways
germanwings
JAT Airways
KLM.com
Lufthansa
Malaysia Airlines
MALEV
Olympic Air
Sky Express
Swiss
TUIfly
VIM Airlines

Sightseeing

The northernmost Byzantine walls of the city and parts of the western walls are still standing, as is the city's symbol - the White Tower, one of the 16th c. AD fortified towers - which is the only surviving tower on the seafront. The rest of the walls are in the picturesque Upper Town which offers a spectacular view over the bay, especially in the late afternoon.

Visit the upper town for its traditional old houses, small cobbled streets, Byzantine citadel, the Eptapyrgion fort.

On no account should you miss the Byzantine churches built between the 5th and 14th century, such as Agios Demetrios, (7th c.) and Agia Sophia (Holy Wisdome, 9th c.), and many lovely smaller ones in the upper town (St Nicolaos Orfanos is particularly worth a look for its frescoes), which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The traditional central food market, with hundreds of stalls selling meat, fish, fruit, vegetables (sometimes cheek-by-jowl, an unnerving experience for North Americans), cheap clothes and shoes, flowers, herbs and spices, between Aristotele Square and Venizelou street.

Aristotelous Square-the biggest of the city-and the promenade with its cafes and restaurants.

(Source: Wikitravel, for more information please read the entire article http://wikitravel.org/en/Thessaloniki)