Thessaloniki/Host City

The conference will take place in the historical city of Thessaloniki, Greece. Thessaloniki, the second largest city and co-capital of Greece, having a population of 1,200,000 people, is world known for the Ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine monuments, the charming shopping thoroughfares, the indulging local cuisine and the exciting nightlife. The city was founded in 315 B.C., named after the ancient Greek princess Thessaloniki, sister of Alexander the Great, and has been a crossroad of cultures and civilizations for over 2300 years.

Renowned for its festivals, events and vibrant cultural life in general, Thessaloniki is considered to be Greece’s cultural capital.

Getting around the City

Thessaloniki is located in the Northern Greece, 504 km north of Athens. You can reach the city by train, bus or car (E90 National Road).Thessaloniki has a good public transportation system.

Getting around is feasible by bus and taxis as both are easily available at low cost. Thessaloniki is not a huge city (population around 1,000,000 people). Hence, most famous attractions can be easily explored on foot. All major car rental companies have branches at Macedonia Airport.

For more information for getting around and enjoying yourself in the city of Thessaloniki you may want to visit any the sites:

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is the largest Greek university. The main campus is located in the center of the city and covers an area of ​​approximately 430,000 m2, while some of its facilities, either educational or administrative, are located outside the campus or in other cities.

It comprises a total of 10 schools, consisting of 40 departments and 1 one-part school.
There are 61 Clinics (Medical, Dental, Veterinary), 295 Regulated Laboratories and over 70000 students. The AUTh Central Library, one of the largest in the Balkans, together with the 45 regional libraries of Departments and Schools (17 of which are statutory) constitute the AUTh library system.