The WORLDCHEFS CONGRESS 2016 was held on 24-27 September 2016 in Thessaloniki-Greece.
INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION & CONGRESS CENTRE OF TIF HELEXPO
154, Egnatia Street 546 36,
Coordinates: N 40o 37’ 49” / E 22o 57’ 15”
The Congress Centers are easily accessed from every part of the city, situated:
- 15 km from Macedonia Airport
- 3 km from the Railroad Station
- 2 km from the Port
Greece is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +2) throughout the year.
Greek is the official language but English is widely spoken as well as German and French.
The Greek currency is EURO. Credit cards are widely used in most establishments. Most currencies and traveller’s cheques can easily be changed either at banks, hotels or money-changers with some handling charges.
Weather in September
The climate in Thessaloniki is Mediterranean with a definite seasonal variation. The month of September is characterized by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 29°C to 24°C and daily low temperatures ranging from 14°C to 18°. The median cloud cover ranges from 22% (mostly clear) to 37% (mostly clear). Throughout September, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms, moderate rain, and light rain. We advise you to wear light clothes and have always a light jacket or sweater with you, especially in the evening.
The standard current in Greece is 220 volts. Plugs are European standard with two round pins.
People & Life
Thessaloniki is a popular destination. You will certainly enjoy a pleasant and interesting stay in the city. People are friendly and happy to help with any questions. The atmosphere is unique during the day in the commercial and shopping centre, but especially during the evening, in the wide variety of bars, restaurants and theatres for entertainment. Thessaloniki is renowned for its unique location, along the Thermaikos Gulf, its sunsets, its long history, its monuments and museums as well as its distinguished cuisine.
Shopping in Thessaloniki
The city centre is one of the most popular shopping areas in Thessaloniki. Shopping malls and department stores are available both in the city centre as well as in other city districts. Some of the best – known shopping malls can be found in eastern Thessaloniki (Thessaloniki Airport Area) and are easily accessible by ring road (public transportation and taxis).
The commercial market of Thessaloniki (shops, boutiques, etc) operates as follows:
Monday / Wednesday / Saturday: 09:00 – 15:00
Tuesday / Thursday / Friday: 09:00 – 14:30 and 17:30 – 21:00
Shopping Malls and big department stores operate as follows:
Monday-Friday: 09:00 – 21:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 18:00 or 20:00
Banks in Thessaloniki
Greek and International banks can be found in the city centre and all popular districts of Thessaloniki. Most banks operate Monday-Friday 08:00 – 14:00. Some banks located in the city centre remain open until 19:00 hrs or operate for the public on Saturday morning (please contact your hotel reception for detailed information). All banks are closed on Sundays and Public Holidays. Currency exchange rates are clearly displayed in every bank that accepts currency exchange.
|Museum of Byzantine culture||mbp.gr|
|State Museum of Contemporary Art||greekstatemuseum.com|
|Museum of Photography||photomuseum.gr|
|White Tower Museum||lpth.gr|
Weather in Thessaloniki
Information on Greece as a travel destination
|Tourist Police Station||+30 2310554870 / 2310554871|
|Phone book information||11888|
*After a recorded message in English and Greek, an operator receives the call in English, French or Greek, puts the caller through to the necessary service, and assists with interpretation, if necessary