Thessaloniki is one of the oldest cities in Europe. It is the second largest city in Greece besides Athens. Thessaloniki has great historical significance, and its history is dominated by its strategic importance. Thessaloniki is still the most important trading port for the whole of South East Europe. The city is located at the top of Thessaloniki Bay, which stretches for twenty miles along the coast. West of the city is Thessaloniki field, the coastal plain near the mouth of the Vardar into the bay. On the other side the city is surrounded by hills and Hortiatis Mountain.
Paralia, one of the most popular Greek summer resorts is situated nearby Thessaloniki. Paralia is famous for its hotels, taverns, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. The sand covers almost its entire coastline.
1st day – April 29. Arrival in Paralia/Olympic beach. Check in at the selected hotel. Lunch. Free time for individual activities. Dinner. Optional night out. Overnight.
2nd day – April 30. Breakfast. Press conference at the press center. Optional Thessaloniki city tour (the White Tower, the Church of St. Sophia, Rotunda, Church of Saint Demetrius or patron, Aristotle’s Square, the monument of Alexander the Great…). Lunch. Opening ceremony. Participant groups’ performances. Dinner. Optional night out – Greek night or club. Overnight.
3rd day – May 01. Breakfast. Info presentation at the hotel conference room. Optional visit to Cosmos shopping center. Lunch. Free time for individual activities. Dinner. Participant groups’ performances. Closing ceremony. Optional night out. Overnight.
4th day – May 02. Breakfast. Check out and departure. End of services.