What’s On In Thessaloniki

Events, festivals, exhibitions and more to see in Greece's second city (regularly updated).

Faded Needlecraft

Stereosis, September 20 – October 16

Through portraits, landscapes, and interiors, photographer Giannis Manolis shares his personal documentation of modern suburbia and the transition from past, to present, to future. Sharing the common link of the Greek landscape, disparate images of places somewhere between utopia and dystopia share a nostalgic narrative that draws the viewer in.

The exhibition is part of the Thessaloniki PhotoBiennale 2018.

Monday – Friday 10:00 – 22:00, Saturday 10:00 – 18:00.

3 Zefxidos Street


ESP Vocational Institute of Photograhy and Design, September 19 – October 19 (Opening September 19 at 20:30)

Inspired by the roles and symbols of Tarot cards, the photographer Alexei Siosov reacts to a society that classifies people based on superficial, one dimensional impressions. Working closely with his models and getting to know their life experiences and character traits, he sews and works on the clothes and other objects presented with his subjects. The result, as with Tarot cards, are that the portraits end up meaning much more than is perceived at first glance.

The exhibition is part of the Thessaloniki PhotoBiennale 2018.

Monday – Friday, 10:00 – 17:00

3 Navmachias Ellis Street

Public Places: Beach Stories

Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, M. Andronikos Room, September 20 – October 20

As part of Thessaloniki’s PhotoBiennale 2018, in cooperation with the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, there will be a projection with the theme Public Places: Beach Stories.

Daily, 12:00 – 17:00

Admission Free.

Engravers of the World: Engraving Exhibition and Sculpture

Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, to October 24

The Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders and the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki present an exhibition of 44 Greek and International artists. The temporary exhibition aims to increase awareness and sensitivity to Alzheimer’s disease. Engravings and some sculpture from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and America will be on display.

Photo Exhibit: “From Excavation to Exhibition”

Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki,  May 29th (opening 20:00) – October 31

The Association of Employees of the Ministry of Culture and Athletics of Northern Greece, with the participation of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Magnesia and Kozanis, has organized the exhibition as part of a series of events entitled “The workers of culture in society.” Through a series of photographs, the themes of protection, preservation, and highlighting of archaeological sites and monuments is explored.

Photographs, Truths, and Lies 1985 – 2018

MIET Cultural Center of the National Bank of Greece, September 14 – November 11

The photographs of Costi Antoniadi will be on exhibition at the Villa Kapandji as part of the Thessaloniki PhotoBiennale 2018, in cooperation with the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography.

Tuesday – Sunday, 10:30 – 18:00. Closed Mondays.

1917: Monuments in Flames

Bey Hamam, to December 31

In the front room of the Bey Hamam is an exhibition on the great fire of 1917 and its aftermath. In the back room, there is a detailed history of Agios Dimitrios- church of the city’s patron saint, as well as a fascinating account of its restoration after the fire.

The exhibition itself is informative and interesting, but the surprise is the space- the 15th Bey Hamam, or Paradise Baths, which survived the fire and was in use until the 1960’s, is a delight to see.

Egnatia 84 (southeast corner of the park) Open daily, 10:00 – 13:00. Admission is free.

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