Dates and Location

The International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication will take place at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece from Wednesday 26 until Sunday 30 June 2002.

Languages of the Conference
English and Greek. Simultaneous translation will be available.

All sessions will take place on the premises of the University of Macedonia
156 Egnatia street, 540 06 Thessaloniki
Telephone +30 310 891.743, & 891.741
Fax +30 310 891.731

Find your way to the University of Macedonia
From the Thessaloniki Airport by taxi in 25´ (7 Euros; Add more in case of late midnight hiring).

From the Thessaloniki Railway Station by bus or taxi in 20´ (0,44 or 5 Euros). 
Buses that make a stop in front of the University Main Entrance, Bus Numbers: 14, 7, 2, 31, 10, and 27


The University of Macedonia is easy to access
On 156 Egnatia street, between HELEXPO (The International Fair of Thessaloniki)
and the 424 Military Hospital, opposite the Refectory of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Weather in June
Greece has a Mediterranean climate with a definite seasonal variation. In June it will be summer with temperatures ranging between 23°C to 29°C. Sweaters and light jackets are recommended for windy evenings. Most of the indoor venues are air-conditioned. Swimming is possible at that time of the year.

The Greek currency is Euros (€). Credit cards are widely used in most establishments. Most currencies and traveller's cheques can be easily changed either at banks, hotels or money changers with some handling charges.

Greece is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2) throughout the year.

Greek is the official language but English is widely spoken as well as German and French.

For comprehensive information on Thessaloniki as a travel destination, have a look at

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Wednesday 26 June
Thessaloniki Sightseeing tour, 35 Euros
In a 4 hour city tour you will have the opportunity to get to know all aspects of this wonderful metropolis of the North, a city that has for centuries been the crossroad of civilisations, an economic and cultural centre. You will visit the Byzantine churches, the old city walls, the White Tower, the archaeological and the byzantine museums of Thessaloniki. You will meet greek antiquity, the roman & byzantine legacy, neoclassic additions and modern cultural landmarks in one tour. From 'Ano Poli', the upper town, one of the most picturesque districts in Thessaloniki, with its byzantine walls and towers, you will admire an excellent view to the city and the Thermaikos gulf. You will have the opportunity to admire its unique architecture, experience every day life and enjoy the blend of sophisticated shops and cafés.

Friday 28 June
Vergina - Veria - Edessa, 45 Euros

The archaeological site at Vergina testifies to the culture of the Macedonian kingdom. The site contains the remains of the royal family's summber palace, where, in later years, Philip II was assassinated and buried. The discovery of his tomb in 1977 was hailed as one of the greatest archaeological finds of the century. The rich and impressive artifacts that were unearthed can be viewed there along with the tombs themselves and the amazing frescoes, rare samples of painting from antiquity.
You will visit Vergina, the museum of Vergina and the ancient royal tombs of Philippos, the King of Macedonia and father of Alexander the Great. Veria and Edessa are the next stops, both picturesque towns with unique landscapes and architecture. Worth mentioning are the waterfalls at Edessa.

ARTION Conferences & Events reserves the right to change the accompanying person's and optional tours programme in case of low participation. For paid tours other options will be available or full refund will be provided.

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