Welcome to Thessaloniki, Greece’s second city and capital of the region of Central Macedonia. The city is located on the Thermaic Gulf at the northwestern corner of the Aegean Sea and is a lively and generous urban hub that’s just perfect for business. The city has something for everyone however, at the same time managing to be cutting edge, avant garde and just bursting with history. Why not stroll around the historical center, explore the colorful neighborhoods or relax on the waterfront? We think Thessaloniki would make the perfect destination for your next conference or incentive trip, so read along to hear about our picks for the top incentives in Thessaloniki to give you some inspiration for your next trip!
Top Incentives in Thessaloniki
Boat Cruise at the Thermaic Gulf
Take a moment to unwind and enjoy an exceptional cocktail during the sunset on a boat cruise through Thessaloniki’s gorgeous Thermaic Gulf. See the destination from a different angle and lose yourself to the magnificent spectacle of the sun setting over Thermaikos, with the imposing presence of Mount Olympus at the backdrop. This gorgeous boat ride is the perfect way to relax with your group and is undoubtedly one of the top incentives in Thessaloniki.
Take a Bike Ride by the Sea
Thessaloniki belongs to the few lucky cities that have a Mediterranean climate. The city enjoys almost 300 days of sunshine annually and even the winter benefits from a temperate climate. So, soak up the gorgeous sun and take a bike ride through the historical city and down by the sea. It’s a fun incentive that allows the group to get some exercise and has a low climate impact to boot!
Tour the Old Town
Time seems to stop as you take a moment to breathe, overlooking the view of the city from the ancient citadel, which is why we think this is one of the top incentives in Thessaloniki! Strolling up and down the streets of the Old Town, also called Ano Poli, you can travel all the way back to the Ottoman period in the 16th century. Feel the tides of eastern traditions as they got infused into western ideals, creating exciting new narratives. Thessaloniki welcomes you in a grand theatrical stage where the awe-inspiring play of history is performed by a constant movement of cultures. Don’t hesitate. Discover. Be a part of it!
Visit One of 15 UNESCO Heritage Sites and Explore the Byzantine Heritage
Thessaloniki is a city with a continuous history of over 2300 years, with traces and monuments of Roman, early Christian, Byzantine, Ottoman and Jewish heritage! The once mighty Byzantine Empire that ruled over the eastern Mediterranean for more than a thousand years may have been lost centuries ago, but the city of Thessaloniki still faithfully guards some of the most characteristic remnants, which you can admire across 15 Unesco Heritage sites. Visit one or visit them all, this is the perfect incentive for history buffs!
Taste Local Delicacies in The Typical Tavernas
Thessaloniki is a foodie’s paradise ready to explore! Fortunately, in this city you don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy some exceptional gastronomy. The easiest way to taste Thessaloniki’s delicacies is in the local traditional, casual eateries or the so-called “tavernas”. These can be found practically in every corner and some of the most renowned in the city are located around the picturesque side streets of Athonos square and Ladadika, in the city center, or in the quiet, narrow streets of Ano Poli. Treat your group to a night of traditional Greek food and hospitality in this fantastic incentive and feel like one of the locals! This is undoubtedly one of the top incentives in Thessaloniki!
A Sea-nematic experience like no other! Get ready for blockbuster hits, timeless classics, and cinematic gems under the stars. If you enjoy the seaside ambiance, we’ve got you covered with the perfect movie night setting. Grab your loved ones, your favorite snacks, and let the mesmerizing atmosphere sweep you away. This is an experience you won’t forget quickly
Picnic at Thessaloniki Port Pier
Thessaloniki is famous for its unique laid-back character, forming an exciting and relaxed urban landscape where life can be simple and amazing at the same time. Every day starts with a flavorsome breakfast that you can enjoy in your picnic at Thessaloniki Port Pier: bougatsa and traditional pies, omelets, koulouri bread, and a truly exceptional coffee drink. This is a fantastic incentive for bringing the group together and taking a moment to take in the gorgeous surroundings.
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