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Electra Palace Hotel is at 9 Aristotelous square, Thessaloniki, 54624, Greece

From Macedonia Airport of Thessaloniki to the hotel (14km)
By public transport ( :


Bus number 78 or 78N (night routes). You get off to PLATIA ARISTOTELOUS stop (12th stop). The hotel is 150 m away. Head east on Aristotelous Sq., Turn left to Aristotelous, turn left onto Tsimiski St.



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About Thessaloniki


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 .


The city of Thessaloniki Greece was founded in 315 BC by king Cassander of Macedonia. It got its name from Thessaloniki, wife of Cassander and half-sister of Alexander the Great, who, in turn, was named like that after her father, king Phillip II of Macedonia, to commemorate his victory over the Phocians with the help of Thessalian horsemen. Thessaloniki, in greek, actually means the "victory of the Thessalians".


Thessaloniki's history spans some 2,300 years. An important metropolis by the Roman period, Thessaloniki was the second largest and wealthiest city of the Byzantine Empire. Thessaloniki is home to numerous notable Byzantine monuments, including the Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as several Roman, Ottoman and Sephardic Jewish structures. The city's main university, Aristotle University, is the largest in Greece and the Balkans.


You can visit:

  • The northernmost Byzantine walls of the city and parts of the western walls
  • The city's symbol - the White Tower, one of the 16th c. AD fortified towers - which is the only surviving tower on the seafront
  • The upper town for its traditional old houses, small cobbled streets, Byzantine citadel, the Eptapyrgion fort.
  • The Byzantine churches built between the 5th and 14th century, such as Agios Demetrios, (7th c.) and Agia Sophia (Holy Wisdome, 9th c.), and many lovely smaller ones in the upper town (St Nicolaos Orfanos is particularly worth a look for its frescoes), which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
  • The traditional central food market, with hundreds of stalls selling meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, cheap clothes and shoes, flowers, herbs and spices, between Aristotele Square and Venizelou street.
  • Aristotelous Square-the biggest of the city-and the promenade with its cafes and restaurants.

(Source: Wikitravel, for more information please read the entire article

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Venue and Accomodation

ELECTRA PALACE HOTEL-THESSALONIKI is close to “Aristotle’s” square and the azure stretch of Thermaikos gulf. The architectural style of the Hotel is referring to the city’s lush Byzantine history and is dominating over Aristotle’s Square.

Ideally located within the economical, cultural and shopping heart of the city, while city’s attractions like White Tower, Archaeological and Byzantine History Museum is only a few minutes walk from the Hotel entrance.





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About the PDW for NSS

About the PDW for NSS

Dates: 26 - 28 June 2014

Venue: Electra Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki

Objectives: Professional Development for NSS members


Find the programme of the PDW: HERE