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SPORTS

SPORTS

Thessaloniki, via its numerous sports clubs, promotes the eternal sporting spirit and organizes championships, games and tournaments both in national and international levels, while many top athletes have succeeded and marked top scores due to the city’s infrastructures. Among the international sport events hosted in Thessaloniki over the last years are the European Taekwondo Championships I.T.F. 2016, the World Rowing Coastal Championships 2014 and the World Maxibasketball Championship 2013. Thessaloniki also hosted the football games at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Moreover, you’ll find an Olympic Museum here, licensed by the International Olympic Committee, while Thessaloniki is one of the cities that the Olympic Torch Relay passes through, after the ceremonial Lighting of the Olympic Flame in Olympia. Thessaloniki has featured many remarkable athletes  with international distinctions, Olympic champions such as,

  • Voula Patoulidou (gold medal 100m hurdles – Barcelona 1992) she’s currently Vice Governor of the Metropolitan Area of Thessaloniki and Head of Thessaloniki Tourism Organization. 

  • Dimosthenes Tampakos (gold medal in gymnastics – Athens 2004, silver medal in gymnastics – Sydney 2000)

  • Ioannis Melissanidis (gold medal in gymnastics – Atlanta 1996)

  • Tasoula Kelesidou (silver medal in disc – Athens 2004 and Sydney 2000)

  • Alexandros Nikolaidis (silver medal in Taekwondo – Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008)

  • Ioanna Hatziioannou (bronze medal in weight-lifting – Sydney 2000)

and Paraolympic champions such as

Haralampos Taiganidis, Andreas Katsaros, Simos Paltsanitidis, Maria Kalpakidou, Parashos Stoyiannidis, Antonis Yiapountzis.

Finally, Thessaloniki is the starting point of Vasilis Hatzipanagis, a top Greek footballer who took part in the WORLD XI in 1984, and Nikos Galis, the best basketball player in the history of greek basketball, who won the Mr. Europa Player prize of the Year in 1987.

Museums, games, activities, fields await you in Thessaloniki to bring out your deeper athletic inner self!

Museums and Monuments

The Y.M.C.A. Basketball Museum (Young Me...

The Y.M.C.A. Basketball Museum (Young Me...

It is the first Basketball Museum in Greece, a sport...

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Iraklis Gymnastic Club Memorial

Iraklis Gymnastic Club Memorial

It is dedicated to the club’s long and successful history...

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Statue of Georgios Ivanov

Statue of Georgios Ivanov

Dedicated to the Iraklis athletic club, famous Greek-Polish athlete, who...

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Statue of Lisimachos Kaftanzoglou

Statue of Lisimachos Kaftanzoglou

It is dedicated to benefactor Lisimachos Kaftanzoglou. Kaftanzoglio stadium of...

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Sports facilities

Friends of the Sea Club (O.F.Th.)

Friends of the Sea Club (O.F.Th.)

It was established in 1946. Seeking to provide athletic and recreational...

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National Swimming Pool

National Swimming Pool

Its premises include indoor and outdoor pools, indoor training pool...

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Tennis Club of Thessaloniki (O.A.Th.)

Tennis Club of Thessaloniki (O.A.Th.)

Many significant clubs’ athletes have been distinguished since its establishment...

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Golf Course

Golf Course

The distance between Thessaloniki and the closest golf course (golf...

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Extreme

Sfendami Mountain Festival

Sfendami Mountain Festival

The annual Sfendami Mountain Festival appeals to lovers of mountain...

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Sea World Diving Center

Sea World Diving Center

Sea World Diving Center is the largest authorized PADI 5...

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Skydive Greece

Skydive Greece

Live the most exciting experience of your life with the...

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Outdoor training in the city

Outdoor training in the city

Enjoy the outdoor training, throughout the year, without leaving the...

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On 2 wheels

Break Free Mountain Bike Club

Break Free Mountain Bike Club

It offers bicycle routes in Thessaloniki, at Hortiatis mountain, in...

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Cycle safari

Cycle safari

It organizes small and large scale bike rides nationwide, for...

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BikeIT

BikeIT

The company offers a wide range of bicycles and exceptional...

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THESSBIKE

THESSBIKE

The bike sharing and renting system in the Municipality of Thessaloniki...

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