Useful Info

Conference Dates

The WORLDCHEFS CONGRESS 2016 was held on 24-27 September 2016 in Thessaloniki-Greece.


The Venue

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION & CONGRESS CENTRE OF TIF HELEXPO

154, Egnatia Street 546 36,
Thessaloniki, Greece
Coordinates: N 40o 37’ 49” / E 22o 57’ 15”

The Congress Centers are easily accessed from every part of the city, situated:

  • 15 km from Macedonia Airport
  • 3 km from the Railroad Station 
  • 2 km from the Port

General Info

Time

Greece is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +2) throughout the year.

Language

Greek is the official language but English is widely spoken as well as German and French.

Currency

The Greek currency is EURO. Credit cards are widely used in most establishments. Most currencies and traveller’s cheques can easily be changed either at banks, hotels or money-changers with some handling charges.

Weather in September

The climate in Thessaloniki is Mediterranean with a definite seasonal variation. The month of September is characterized by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 29°C to 24°C and daily low temperatures ranging from 14°C to 18°. The median cloud cover ranges from 22% (mostly clear) to 37% (mostly clear). Throughout September, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms, moderate rain, and light rain. We advise you to wear light clothes and have always a light jacket or sweater with you, especially in the evening.

Power supply

The standard current in Greece is 220 volts. Plugs are European standard with two round pins.

People & Life

Thessaloniki is a popular destination. You will certainly enjoy a pleasant and interesting stay in the city. People are friendly and happy to help with any questions. The atmosphere is unique during the day in the commercial and shopping centre, but especially during the evening, in the wide variety of bars, restaurants and theatres for entertainment. Thessaloniki is renowned for its unique location, along the Thermaikos Gulf, its sunsets, its long history, its monuments and museums as well as its distinguished cuisine.

Shopping in Thessaloniki

The city centre is one of the most popular shopping areas in Thessaloniki. Shopping malls and department stores are available both in the city centre as well as in other city districts. Some of the best – known shopping malls can be found in eastern Thessaloniki (Thessaloniki Airport Area) and are easily accessible by ring road (public transportation and taxis).

The commercial market of Thessaloniki (shops, boutiques, etc) operates as follows:

Monday / Wednesday / Saturday: 09:00 – 15:00
Tuesday / Thursday / Friday: 09:00 – 14:30 and 17:30 – 21:00

Shopping Malls and big department stores operate as follows:

Monday-Friday: 09:00 – 21:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 18:00 or 20:00

Banks in Thessaloniki

Greek and International banks can be found in the city centre and all popular districts of Thessaloniki. Most banks operate Monday-Friday 08:00 – 14:00. Some banks located in the city centre remain open until 19:00 hrs or operate for the public on Saturday morning (please contact your hotel reception for detailed information). All banks are closed on Sundays and Public Holidays. Currency exchange rates are clearly displayed in every bank that accepts currency exchange.

Useful Websites

Thessaloniki

Discover Thessaloniki
www.thessaloniki.gr
10 Reasons to visit Thessaloniki
www.thessalonikiconventionbureau.gr
www.visitgreece.gr
www.saloniki.org
www.thessaloniki.travel

Find the best flight for you to Thessaloniki!
Thessaloniki airport arrivals and departures in real time

Museums

Archaeological Museum  amth.gr
Museum of Byzantine culture mbp.gr
State Museum of Contemporary Art greekstatemuseum.com
Museum of Photography photomuseum.gr
White Tower Museum   lpth.gr

Weather in Thessaloniki

www.meteo.gr/meteoplus/cf-En.cfm?city_id=1

Information on Greece as a travel destination

www.visitgreece.gr/en


Useful Phones

Police  100
Tourist Police Station +30 2310554870 / 2310554871
Ambulance 166
Emergency Phone*  112
Phone book information 11888 

*After a recorded message in English and Greek, an operator receives the call in English, French or Greek, puts the caller through to the necessary service, and assists with interpretation, if necessary