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Record Number of Visitors Expected for Philoxenia and Hotelia Expos

The 34th Philoxenia and the Hotelia expos are ready to welcome a record number of visitors from 47 countries, during November 9-11, at the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center.

Thessaloniki Counting Down to the Biggest Int’l Fair in a Decade

The northern port city of Thessaloniki is counting down to the big day on September 9, for the opening of the 82nd Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF).

China Colors Set the Scene for 82nd Thessaloniki Int’l Fair

With a few days to go until the 82nd Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), the colors of this year’s honored guest - China - are being added to the Greek city's decor.

Thessaloniki Hotels Booking Strong for 82nd Trade Fair

Hotels in Thessaloniki are almost fully booked ahead of the upcoming 82nd Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) to run on September 9-17.

Philoxenia 2016: ‘Tourism is a National Issue’, says Minister Kountoura

"Together we can take our tourism higher in the coming years. Tourism is a national issue and unites us all", Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said, while inaugurating the 32nd Philoxenia exhibition on Friday, November 18, at the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center.

Thessaloniki Dance Festival 2016 to Hold Six Competitions in Two Days

Dance seminars, exciting parties and six competitions will be featured at the "TDF - Thessaloniki Dance Festival", the largest festival of competitive dancing in Greece, to be held for the second consecutive year in Thessaloniki on April 9-10, 2016.

‘Asterocosmos’ Returns to Spread Christmas Cheer in Thessaloniki

TIF Helexpo is once again preparing to welcome a string of festive events this holiday season at its "Asterocosmos" (Star World) Christmas park in Thessaloniki.

TIF-HELEXPO Posts Improved Earnings In First Half Of 2014

TIF-Helexpo, Greece's national exhibition body, has recorded strong performance in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2013 and expects to produce positive earnings for the whole of 2014 before taxes.

Chocolate-Inspired Creations Wanted At New Chocolate Factory Museum In Greece

Young artists, including painters and sculptors, are invited to create chocolate-inspired artworks and exhibit them at the new Choco Factory and Museum in Greece!

Chocolate-Themed Photo Contest Launches In Greece

Get out your cameras, get creative with chocolate and take part in the chocolate-themed photo contest announced recently by the new Choco Factory and Museum and the Photography Center of Thessaloniki.

Thessaloniki’s “Asterokosmos” Christmas Park Extends Operation

TIF-Helexpo is extending the operation of the “Asterokosmos” Christmas park in Thessaloniki by one day as a result of the high visitation. The park was originally scheduled to close on 6 January.

Giant Greek “Kourabie” Cookie Goes For Guinness

A 300-kilo (660 pounds) traditional Greek Christmas cookie "kourabies" has set the world record and will be included in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Thessaloniki’s “Asterokosmos” Christmas Park To Open 7 December

Thessaloniki is on its way to become a Christmas tourism destination through "Asterocosmos," the region's largest Christmas park, that will open its doors on Saturday 7 December.

Philoxenia 2013 Sees Visitor Numbers Increase – Photo Report

The 29th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, saw a 20 percent increase in trade visitors this year compared with last year’s exhibition, according to organizer TIF-Helexpo.

Free Tickets Offered To Opening Of Thessaloniki’s “Asterocosmos” Christmas Park!

"Asterocosmos" Christmas Park will soon open its doors at the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center to celebrate the upcoming festive season.

Philoxenia To Open To New Markets, Trade Visitors

The Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition aspires to develop into a regional meeting point for the global tourism industry in Southeast Europe, attracting trade visitors from all over the world, organizer TIF–HELEXPO said.

Philoxenia 2013 Set To Open In Thessaloniki

In its 29th year, Philoxenia, Greece's meeting point for the development of strategies and business alliances among tourism professionals, will open its doors on Thursday 21 November 2013 at the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center.
Ice skating at Asterocosmos, Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center
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Asterocosmos To Wrap Up This Sunday

The curtain will fall at Helexpo's Asterocosmos this Sunday, 6 January 2013, but there is still time to take part in many of the special events!
Santa at Asterokosmos!
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New Year’s Fun At Asterocosmos, Thessaloniki

Events, music and dance happenings await all at Helexpo’s “Asterokosmos” on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day!
Asterokosmos, Helexpo.
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Santa Claus Is Coming To… Asterocosmos!

Santa Claus will arrive at the Asterokosmos (star world) Christmas land, tomorrow, Saturday, 15 December, at 6:30 pm on the grounds of the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center.
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