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THESSALONIKI is the second-largest city in Greece and the heart of entertainment. It is also regarded as the cultural capital of the country. Special events, shows and exhibits fill every minute of every day, explaining why the city is ranked as a world-class destination.

From festivals, events and live music, to museum exhibits, theatrical performances and mind-blowing tours, you might have trouble finding time to sleep while you’re here. So, whether it’s your first time or you’re a coming back visitor, you’ll need to check out the city’s calendar.

exhibitions

& FESTIVALS

MONTHFESTIVALWEB
MarchDocumentary Festival
AprilIn-Edit International Music Documentary Film Festival
SpringInternational Book Fair
Panhellenic Book Festival
Thessaloniki Dance Festival (TDF)
SummerMoni Lazariston Festival
AugustTaratsa International Film Festival
SeptemberMysticon - Thessaloniki Mystery Festival
Street Mode Festival
Urban Picnic Festival
September-OctoberDimitria Festival
AutumnReworks – International Music Festival
VorOina Festival
NovemberInternational Film Festival
Thesspuppet Festival – International Puppet and Mime Festival
During the YearFood Festival

various

EVENTS

MONTHEVENTWEB
JuneNaked Bike Ride
Gay Pride
SeptemberThe day of Colors
During the YearTEDxThessaloniki

helexpo

TIF EXHIBITIONS

The Thessaloniki International Trade Fair –first established in 1926– is the most important event to be hosted in the city annually, by means of economic development. Is a commercial exhibition event taking place at the 180.000 m² International Exhibition Centre of the city.

MONTHNAMEEXHIBITIONWEB
JanuaryAgroticaInternational Exhibition of Agricultural Machinery, Equipment And Supplies
January-FebruaryZootechniaInternational Fair for Livestock & Poultry
FebruaryInfacomaInternational Exhibition of Building Materials, Insulation, Joinery, Plumbing, Preconstruction And Technology
ArtozymaInternational Exhibition of Bakery, Confectionery, Machinery, Equipment, Ready-Made Products
MarchDetropInternational Exhibition of Food, Beverages, Machinery, Equipment & Packaging
OenosInternational Wine Fair
AgroThessalyPan-Hellenic Fair for Agriculture & Livestock
VerginaGifts, Jewelry, Accessories, Toys, Seasonal Items
AprilSalonica ElectronixSectoral Congress of Security And Television Systems
SportExpo MarathonInternational Exhibition of Sporting Goods And Equipment
Dance Festival – TDFDance Festival
FresconInternational Trade Show for Fruit & Vegetables
April-MayFlower ExhibitionInternational Trade Event of Fruits And Vegetables
MayFurnidecProfessional International Furniture Exhibition
Moto Show – SMFΜoto Show
Thessaloniki International Book FairInternational Book Fair
Thessaloniki Tuning ShowCar Exhibition
Funeral ExpoExhibition for Funeral and Cemetery Equipment
OrthodoxiaExhibition of Ecclesiastical Art
JuneExpo BabyPregnancy – Baby - Christening
SeptemberThessaloniki International Fair – TIFInternational Fair
OctoberPharma PointPharmaceutical Congress & Exhibition
KosmimaInternational Jewelry Exhibition, Watches, Precious Stones, Machinery, Equipment
NovemberPangritia EkthesiDomestic Products & Services Exhibition
PhiloxeniaInternational Tourism Fair
HoteliaInternational Hotel Equipment Exhibition
Art Thessaloniki International FairInternational Art Fair
Beauty GreeceInternational Trade Fair of Cosmetics

holidays

BANK HOLIDAYS

MONTHDATEDAYHOLIDAYTYPE
January01MondayNew Year's DayPublic holiday
06SaturdayEpiphanyPublic holiday
30TuesdayThe Three Holy HierarchsObservance
February19MondayShrove MondayPublic holiday
March20TuesdayMarch EquinoxSeason
25SundayIndependence DayPublic holiday
April06FridayGood FridayPublic holiday
08SundayEaster SundayPublic holiday
09MondayEaster MondayPublic holiday
May01TuesdayLabor Day / 1st MayPublic holiday
28MondayHoly Spirit MondayPublic holiday
June21ThursdayJune SolsticeSeason
July24TuesdayThe Restoration of DemocracyObservance

holidays

FEAST DAYS

MONTHDATEDAYHOLIDAYTYPE
August15WednesdayDormition of the Holy VirginPublic holiday
September23SundaySeptember EquinoxSeason
October26Friday(1) Feast day of Saint Demetrius, the patron saint of the city; (2) Liberation of the city from the Turkish rule.Public holiday (only in Thessaloniki)
28SundayThe Ohi dayPublic holiday
November17SaturdayPolytechneioObservance
21WednesdayOHI day – Armed Forces DayObservance
December21FridayDecember SolsticeSeason
25TuesdayChristmas DayPublic holiday
26WednesdaySynaxis of the Mother of GodPublic holiday

calendar

FULL MOON

MONTHDAYTIME
January0204:24
3115:26
March0202:51
3115:36
April3003:58
May2917:19
June2807:53
July2723:20
August2614:56
September2505:52
October2419:45
November2307:39
December2219:48

daylight

TIME ZONE

      DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
2017Sun 26 Mar / +1hUTC+3h
Sun 29 Oct / -1hUTC+2h
2018Sun 25 Mar / +1hUTC+3h
Sun 28 Oct / -1hUTC+2h
2019Sun 31 Mar / +1hUTC+3h
Sun 27 Oct / -1hUTC+2h
2020Sun 29 Mar / +1hUTC+3h
Sun 25 Oct / -1hUTC+2h

THESSALONIKI is a popular tourist destination in Greece. In 2013, National Geographic Magazine included Thessaloniki in its top tourist destinations worldwide, while in 2014 Financial Times FDI magazine declared Thessaloniki as the best mid-sized European city of the future for human capital and lifestyle.

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