5 Reasons to visit Thessaloniki this May

May in Thessaloniki promises an unforgettable blend of culture and creativity. From inspiring moments of solidarity to exhilarating adventures in pop culture and the arts, there’s something for everyone to discover in this vibrant city. Here are five reasons to visit Thessaloniki this May, featuring some of the city’s most anticipated events:


20th Thessaloniki Book Fair

Book lovers rejoice as the Thessaloniki Book Fair celebrates its 20th anniversary. Held in May 16 -19 at Thessaloniki International Exhibition & Congress Centre, this prestigious literary event attracts authors, publishers, and avid readers from around the world. This year’s guest of honor will be Sharjah-UAE, which is rightly called the cultural capital of the United Arab Emirates. Explore the labyrinth of book stalls, attend author signings and panel discussions, and discover literary treasures waiting to be unearthed. The Thessaloniki Book Fair is a must-visit destination for all book enthusiasts.


7th Thessaloniki International Contemporary Art Fair

The 7th Thessaloniki International Contemporary Art Fair will be held on May 23-26 at the International Exhibition & Congress Centre, Tif HELEXPO. Immerse yourself in the dynamic world of contemporary art at the Thessaloniki International Contemporary Art Fair. Showcasing the works of established and emerging artists from Greece and beyond, this cutting-edge event pushes the boundaries of creativity and challenges perceptions. Experience the pulse of the global art scene right here in Thessaloniki.


Pink Together by Alma Zois

The first Pink Together event in Thessaloniki will be a celebration of hope, strength, and solidarity. Held on May 26 at Nea Paralia where the Alexander the Great statue is located, this inspiring gathering brings together breast cancer survivors, supporters, and advocates for a day filled with awareness-raising activities, educational workshops, and emotional support. You will also have the chance to get a free clinical breast exam. Join the sea of pink as Thessaloniki stands united in the fight against breast cancer.


The Comic Con 8

The leading Comic Convention returns 17 – 19 May 2024 in Thessaloniki! Calling all comic book enthusiasts, gamers, and pop culture aficionados! Comic Con is back in town, promising three days of immersive experiences, celebrity guests, and cosplay extravaganza at ‘Ioannis Vellidis’ Congress Centre. Held in May, this highly anticipated event transforms Thessaloniki into a playground for fans of all ages.


Flower Exhibition

The Flower exhibition in Thessaloniki will take place on May 7-19 in the outdoor area of HELEXPO. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or simply appreciate the beauty of nature, the Flower Exhibition offers a sensory delight for all. You will find specialists who can give you tips and suggestions on floriculture.


Plan your visit to Thessaloniki this May and book your stay at our hotel to ensure you don’t miss out on the events that pique your interest.