Wedding in the City of Culture
Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece situated in the heart of the north- ern part of the country. It is a city rich in history and culture and one of the most fascinating wedding destinations in Europe with its ancient ruins, monuments and popular promenade. The vibrant, modern and artistic flair of the city is just the in- spiration you need to plan a unique wedding party and ceremony in Greece's city of culture.
Thessaloniki offers you the best of both worlds with spectacular views of the Thermaic Gulf from the promenade and luxurious boutique and modern hotels on the other side. If you want a one of a kind city wedding then this is the spot. You can choose between renowned venues and conference halls, gourmet restaurants and world-class hotels.
If you love history and culture consider the area of Ladadika as a wedding location for your special day. The picture-perfect cobblestone streets are lined with any- thing from little tavernas to spacious restaurants and street cafes; it will have your mind in wonder with ideas for your wedding celebration in Northern Greece.
Planning the wedding of your dreams in Thessaloniki is easy with all the ready-to- assist vendors and wedding planners in the city. Whether you want a luxury wed- ding or an event for just family and a few friends, they will make your wish come true.
Private sailing boats and yachts can take you on a tour around the beautiful beaches of Epanomi and Agia Triada where you can find elegant hotels close to the beach for you and your guests. These hotels are easily accessible and only 20 km away from the city.
Around the city center you can also find various wedding estates where your wedding can be organised all year round with a stylish touch.
Thessaloniki is the food capital of Greece and finding the perfect caterer that will take your guests on a gourmet tour is as easy as pie. You can also take care of your wedding gift list at one of the many shops at Tsimiski Avenue’s shopping center.
The symbolic White Tower and the old castle in town offer unique sea and sunset views and is the ideal location for wedding photography to capture your cele- bration of love.
Tips for your Wedding Calendar in Thessaloniki
The best time to plan your wedding in Thessaloniki is spring, summer or autumn when the weather is mild and sunny. But if you picture a romantic backdrop with a fireplace in a cozy venue and panoramic views, then a winter wedding is your answer.
What to see and do in Thessaloniki
The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Agios Dimitrios Church built in 313, the ancient walls and byzantine fortifications of the city as well as the Rotunda, which operates as a museum. The Turkish Baths and mosques, the Roman Agora and the Modiano Market are a must. The tiny lovely Church of St Panteleimon situated in a serene garden in the heart of the city. View the city from a ferry on one of the daily cruises.
Get inspired by a traditional wedding in Thessaloniki
On the day of the wedding, the bride writes the names of her single girlfriends un- der her bridal shoes to see which one of her friends will get married next.
Leaving the house, the bride is a few minutes late and at the same time, at the groom's house, his friends are helping him to get dressed. The groomsmen tease the groom, symbolising that his new life should be filled with patience to endure the difficulties of married life.
How to get to Thessaloniki
You can get to Thessaloniki via a direct flight from Europe and other cities within Greece. The airport is located 15 minutes from the city center and a good infra- structure and highways offer easy access to other cities in Northern Greece and the Macedonia region.
How to get around in Thessaloniki
It is easy to walk around the city or to take one of the blue Thessaloniki taxis. You can also get around with rental cars, buses and bikes.
The Weather in Thessaloniki
Mediterranean hot summers and cold winters with sporadic yearly snowfalls and subzero temperatures.
Whether you want to plan your wedding reception, a party for your loved ones or a roman- tic honeymoon, Naido’s service got you covered with choices of wedding planners, exquis- ite venues, hotels and villas. Find the ones that suits you best in Thessaloniki and enjoy the special day of your life!