Important annual events in Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki is a city with a sound character that sparks culture, civilization, eroticism and artistic aura. It is also considered a vital centre of trade and economy both in Greece and abroad. Therefore, it is a city where many events take place every year that concern many different areas such as the arts, culture and trade. Below we mention some of the most important annual events that take place in this beautiful city of Greece.
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Thessaloniki International Fair
The most important and popular annual event is the Thessaloniki International Fair. The Thessaloniki International Fair is organized every year around the middle of September and is a significant event not only for the city but for the whole country. Hundreds of entrepreneurs and companies from all over Greece participate as exhibitors and thousands of people travel to attend the exhibition as visitors.
In addition to its commercial and economic nature, the international fair of Thessaloniki also has an entertainment program full of events for adults and children, such as concerts by great artists and many others that are a pole of attraction. The Thessaloniki International Fair also plays a unique role in the political events of the country with the planned speeches of great political leaders, who often have to announce pre-election content of significant importance. Inside and around the international Thessaloniki fair, you will find hundreds of options for food, coffee or drinks.
Thessaloniki Wine Exhibition
Every year towards the end of September, a big wine festival is taking place in Thessaloniki, the famous “Vorina”. It takes place in the harbour, usually in Pier 1 and attracts the interest of thousands of wine lovers, professionals and consumers. Dozens of wine producers from Northern Greece are participating and with a low ticket price of five euros, you will have the opportunity to try many wines and spirits of the North Hellenic vineyards. Lovers of wine tasting as well as professionals in the field of catering will love this event and will become permanent annual visitors.
Thessaloniki Film Festival
As for the arts, the country’s top film festival is held every year on the first ten days of November. The reason, of course, is the Thessaloniki Film Festival, with filmmakers everywhere looking forward to it every year for many consecutive years. Thessaloniki is terrific at that time of year, and along with the Greek cinema that has its honour, you will enjoy the excellent city centre with all the magic it emits as the festival is held in the famous Aristotelous Square.
Thessaloniki International Night Marathon
For the athletic type of people, several marathon races are organized in Thessaloniki every year, several of which are for charity. Typical examples are the International Night Half Marathon held in October and is the largest charity race in Northern Greece, “Run without End”. It is a 50 km ultra-marathon held in early November.
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Apart from all the above, you can attend many other exhibitions, cultural festivals, events for children, outdoor flea markets, environmental events and any other type of activities. Ideally, you can combine those events with an entertainment trip to Thessaloniki. You don’t have to worry about moving in and out of town as Hellas Car staff are here to help you rent a car quickly, reliably and economically.