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Thessaloniki to Host 6th International Monument Festival in June

Photo source: @Yedi Kule Conquest

An international festival dedicated to Thessaloniki’s landmark monuments will take place in the northern Greek city during June 3-5.

Organized by the Thessaloniki Tourism Organization (TTO) and in its sixth year, the Thessaloniki International Monument Festival aims to highlight eight historic sites through a number of events including concerts, theater performances and art events.

“This monument festival aims to highlight the monuments and the huge cultural heritage of Thessaloniki. Monuments are alive as long as we live with them,” TTO President Voula Patoulidou said.

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As part of the festival, Thessaloniki on June 5 will host the Yedi Kule Conquest, a race featuring a specially designed route that will include eight monuments – among them six UNESCO Word Heritage Sites:

  • the Heptapyrgion fortress also known as Yedi Kule
  • the Vlatadon Monastery
  • the church of Hosios David
  • the Byzantine Baths
  • the church of Hagios Nikolaos Orfanos
  • the Islahane (Hamidie School of Arts and Professions)
  • the Pasha’s Gardens
  • and the Trigonion (Alysseos) Tower.

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The 6th Thessaloniki International Monument Festival is an initiative of the IAMOS Cultural Association, co-organized by TTO and the Vlatadon Monastery among other organizations.

For more information on the program of events (in Greek) and to register for the Yedi Kule race visit

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