Thessaloniki Walking Tours

One city, many faces, countless stories.

Following the tracks left by all those who lived in Thessaloniki just before us and long before us we are attempting to narrate the fascinating story of the city that we inherited.

Our itinerary stars from the Hellenistic period, just to pass through the Roman one and reach the 19th century multicultural Thessaloniki as well as the sensational 20th century era, without of course neglecting to take a look in her dark ages. We are going to pass by glorious monuments, many of them featured by UNESCO as World Heritage sites, but also from places where the human adventure made what we now call history and forged the city’s cultural identity. Wandering around time and places, we will discover a Roman forum, monumental constructions with a unique character such as the Rotunda, arches eager to flaunt military triumphs, palace ruins, medieval towers, modest Byzantine churches hiding rare treasures, and most of all, the sea, the streets and the legendary squares that are associated with major historical events. Together we will embrace the city of poets and the city of social movements, and hopefully will end up feeling welcome and cozy in a city that once belonged almost equally to Jews, Greeks, Ottomans and refugees from Minor Asia just to name a few. Their coexistence left its indelible trace in culture, music, gastronomy, in every aspect of everyday life if you come to think of it.

In case you want to be part of this experience please contact Kostas Vergidis ( for registration and payment details (deadline 30 May 2017)

book of abstracts

book of proceedings

Important dates

  • Deadline for abstract submission: 31 March, 2017
    Deadline for abstract submission: 21 April, 2017
    Abstract up to 300 words
  • Notification of acceptance: 2 May, 2017
  • Deadline for early registration: 20 May, 2017
  • Deadline for paper submission *: 28 May, 2017
  • Conference dates: 8 to 10 June, 2017

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Hellenic Operational Research Society
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Tel: +30 210 3807532
Fax: +30 210 3807807

University of Macedonia
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Tel: +30 2310 891728

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