Sports facilities

Thessaloniki loves sports. Throughout the city and the suburbs many sports facilities are being used by sports clubs and public, for training and recreation. Both at the large football fields used at Athens Olympics 2004 and the National Sports Centers, as well as, the clubs’ facilities, municipality fields and gyms, and private sports clubs, locals and visitors exercise. More, major International and European sports events take place quite frequently, in various sports.

Here you will find the most significant sports facilities of Thessaloniki.


The Prototype Athletic Centre of Thessaloniki called OLYMPIADA, was established in January 2012, with the Athletics Academy being its Foundation including more than 120 a

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

It was established in 1946. Seeking to provide athletic and recreational opportunities for everybody, the Club has been offering a unique Rowing programme for people wit

Sailing Club of Thessaloniki (I.O.Th.)

Since its foundation in 1931, the Sailing Club of Thessaloniki created the core of water sports both in the city and nationwide, and met increasing popularity among the y

National Gym of Mikra

One of the National Sports Centers of Thessaloniki that includes gyms, tennis courts, basketball, handball, beach volleyball and football 5x5 fields facilities etc.

Alexandrion Sports Hall (Palais des Sports)

It is located in the city’s centre, within the premises of International Trade Fair. It is the home ground of ARIS Thessaloniki basketball team, as well as, one of the N

Ivanofio Stadium of Thessaloniki

It hosts basketball and other sports’ races of the historic Iraklis Gymnastic Club.

YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association of Thessaloniki)

Thousands of youths have been trained at the YMCA grounds since its inauguration in 1921 up until today. YMCA brought in, established and spread nationwide sports such as

PAOK Sports Arena

It is the home ground of PAOK Thessaloniki basketball team, one of the top teams in Greece. The Stadium was inaugurated in 2000 and can seat up to 8.142 fans.

Apollon Kalamaria Stadium

The Educational Gymnastic Club Apollon, established in January 1926, is a sports association based in Kalamaria. The Stadium is the home ground of Apollon Kalamaria footb

“Kleanthis Vikelidis” Stadium

It is the home ground of ARIS Thessaloniki football team, one of the leading and most popular teams, constructed in 1951. Some of its facilities include, Aris megastore,