HALIFAX, N.S., April 8, 2021 – Nova Scotia will host a 400-strong field of the world’s best sailors from over 35 countries when the World Championships for three Olympic classes,…Read More
Janne Jarvinen and Sinem Kurtbay (FIN) European and African continental qualification regatta for the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games.Marina Rubicon, Lanzarote, Canary Islands. 26 March, 2021 © Sailing Energy Finish sailors…Read More
The Olympic qualifying favorites, Sinem Kurtbay and Janne Jarvine (FIN) moved into 6th place overall and now lead the remaining countries aiming for the final Tokyo berth. They scored a…Read More
Paul Kohlhoff and Alica Stuhlemmer (GER) dominated early going at the Lanzarote International Regatta to take a ten point lead after the first day or racing. In windy, wavy and…Read More
2025 World Championship for 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 set for Long Beach, CA Olympians looking to LA 2028 have their first marker on that path as the 2025 49er,…Read More
Two points separated first from second place overall heading into the final day of racing in Shanghai. Only two more races of the full slate of 15 races were needed,…Read More
China's Junjie and Yingying have won 5 of the first 7 races at the 2021 Asian Championship in Shanghai to take the early lead. In shifty winds and cool temperatures,…Read More
The 49er and Nacra 17 Classes are pleased to announce the European Olympic Qualifier for 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 and the African Qualifier for Nacra 17 will be in…Read More
The final major championship of the 2020 Quadrennial will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece from May 4-9, 2021 for the 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 fleets. Just two months ahead…Read More
In 316 B.C. at the inlet of Thermaikos Gulf ancient king Kassandros founded a new city, which he named for his wife Thessaloniki, stepsister of Alexander the Great.
For centuries, as co-capital of the Byzantine empire and afterwards, Thessaloniki was the crossroads of nations and has attracted many foreign rule thus establishing an international character by sustaining the coexistence of various and diverse civilizations, religions and cultures. Today as we entered the 21st century, Greece’s second largest city has become the headquarters of many organizations and institutions aimed at the reconstruction and development of the Balkans. Innumerable Byzantine monuments and churches, the magnificent findings from the royal tombs in Vergina, the famous national theater, an outstanding cuisine, its intensive night-life and its proximity to the suburbs beaches of Halkidiki, make modern Thessaloniki an even more attractive point for tourism in Greece.
Due to the city’s rich and diverse history, Thessaloniki houses many museums dealing with many different eras in history. Two of the city’s most famous museums include the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki and the Museum of Byzantine Culture. Apart from its recognized UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Thessaloniki is home to a number of prominent archaeological sites worth visiting.
Drinking coffee is by far one of the greatest pleasures for the Greeks. Our national drink probably costs more than it should, but lasts longer than anywhere else. The average time d
evoted to this beloved habit is at least 40 minutes; drinking coffee is kind of a ritual almost for every Greek. Food and wine The second largest city of this Mediterranean country, Thessaloniki is a paradise for foodies. While displaying its historical landmarks, the sun-drenched, charming and eastern-flavored Salonika (as the city was previously known as) offers its visitors the opportunity to discover the Greek cuisine with all its original dishes and culinary influences. If you truly wish to discover the secrets of the Macedonian wine, the wineries of Epanomi, Kalohori, Osa and Askos Sohou are the right places to begin with! Important, historic locations like the “Gerovasileiou” domain will gladly accept you.
Thessaloniki used to be called “the city that never sleeps”, just like NYC. Even though this is not totally true anymore, you can always find another place to go for another beer, in case you really wanna stay out till the morning. The city’s nightlife has been changing a lot, during the la
st 10 years, but it has always been very versatile. You can do pretty much anything you’d possibly like. From trendy cocktail bars to old-school rock bars and from bar with live music to bouzoukia, you can still find a place to satisfy your needs and desires as a guest.