Thessaloniki Concert Hall
25 Martiou Street & Paralia
LOCATION AND MEANS OF ACCESS
You can easily reach the Thessaloniki Concert Hall from every area of the city by using public transportation.
The Thessaloniki Concert Hall is in 100 meters distance from the bus stop “25th Martiou” where buses nos. 1X / 3Κ/ 5 / 6 pass and in 200 meters distance from the bus stop “25th Martiou” where bus no. 30 passes.
There is a taxi station right in front of the entrance of the Concert Hall.
THE CITY AND THE CLIMATE
Thessaloniki (520 km. north of Athens) is the second largest city of Greece and the most important centre of the area. Built near the sea (at the back of the Thermaïkos Gulf), it is a modern metropolis bearing the marks of its stormy history and its cosmopolitan character, which give it a special beauty and charm. It is renowned for its festivals, events and vibrant cultural life in general, and is considered to be Greece's cultural capital.
Thessaloniki has a typical Mediterranean climate. Day temperatures in Thessaloniki can reach 30 degrees Celsius. Even in cloudy days (there aren't many in June) the lowest temperatures rarely drop below 18 degrees and the daily average floats around a comfy 23 degrees.
REGULATIONS FOR FOREING VISITORS TO THESSALONIKI, GREECE
Greece is a Member-State of the European Union and has signed the Schengen Agreement. While traveling within the E.U., you only need your Identity card. However, a passport is necessary for a number of other transactions, such as currency exchange, purchases, etc.
Visas are not required by European citizens from countries that are part of the Schengen Area. Greece as a member of the Schengen Agreement, has abolished controls on common internal lands, at air and sea borders and allows Member-State citizens to travel around without a visa for a short stay period of up to three (3) months. However, keep in mind that airlines and other carriers require a valid passport and/or identity card.
Citizens coming from countries that have not yet joined Schengen Area may require a visa to enter Greece. The E.U. visitors from these countries can acquire further information from the Hellenic Embassies or Consulates in their countries, or from their travel agencies. Before visiting Greece, please consult the detailed information on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website and find out whether you require a Visa.
Note: During your stay in Greece, if you require a Visa, you are advised to have suitable insurance coverage for emergency medical or other needs.
In Greece, as in most of Western Europe, the official currency is the Euro (€). Money is best exchanged at bureaux de change and banks. There are also ATMs everywhere to withdraw cash. And in many shops and restaurants you can pay by credit card
LIABILITY AND INSURANCE
The meeting secretariat and organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss or damage to private property of participants and accompanying persons, either during or indirectly arising from the CIPP XIX.