Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece and one of the oldest cities in Europe. Its natural location, in a bowl formed by low hills facing a bay, provides a breathtaking view to visitors over the Gulf of Thermaikos. With an exciting historical background Thessaloniki was named after the sister of Alexander The Great and since then it has become the chief city of Macedonia and the most important commercial port of northern Greece. Southeast of the city of Thessaloniki is located Chalkidiki peninsula with its characteristic three smaller peninsulas (Kassandra, Sithonia, Athos). Chalkidiki is known for its aquamarine waters and delightful golden sandy beaches, traditional villages, stunning archaeological sites, small uninhabited islands and sheltered bays, pine-clad hills descending to the sea and exciting nightlife.

The city of Thessaloniki is divided in two parts, the historic city center, were most sightseeing and cultural activities are located; and Ano Poli, the heritage listed district north of Thessaloniki's center that was declared by UNESCO as a heritage site. The city is not only regarded as the cultural and entertainment capital of Greece but also the cultural capital of the country. Is renowned for its major shopping streets and lively laneways and it has a vibrating nightlife and entertainment.

Due to Thessaloniki’s momentous history, one can admire several monuments and archeological sights that have significantly contributed to the development of Byzantine art and architecture. Situated next to the sea is viewed as a romantic town with attention-grabbing spots and as topping one, the “White Tower”, a monument and museum, that replaced an old Byzantine fortification which Ottomans reconstructed to fortify the city's harbor. Thessaloniki can host a variety of events, as it is home of multiple festivals and artistic activities such as the Thessaloniki International Film Festival and the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair Festivals.

Thessaloniki imposes a perfect infrastructure as well as Hotels, Exhibition /Conference centers and Venues capable in hosting large scale Congresses as well as smaller Meetings and Conferences. Hotel properties in the centre and coast of the city with Conference facilities and many places of interest including archaeological sites have established the city as one of the most interesting MICE Destinations in Greece.

Chalkidiki is also a MICE Destination with large Hotel properties with Meeting facilities and smaller ones ‘boutique’, ideal for Incentives. A cruise close to the Mount Athos, a holy place where Christian Orthodox monasteries survived for over half a millennium is one of the most interesting experiences. A yacht cruise to a secluded small island for BBQ, trekking or biking or even jeep safari to the pine wood, golf at the Porto Carras complex are just a few ideas on what an incentive group can experience in this destination.

International Airport of Thessaloniki
Coach/car transfer to Halkidiki in about 1 hr.