Tomorrow Sunday the 22nd of September is the annual european car free day. It is the best day to walk in the centre, ride your bike or rollerblade in the middle of the main streets of Thessaloniki.
The last few years an activist group named Thessaloniki Allios ( meaning Thessaloniki Otherwise ) formed and supported by Parallaxi mag has offered us many different days in the city. Thanks to them we have discovered many unknown corners of the city and had many alternative experiences we wouldn’t have imagined in the past.
The different day in the city starts tomorrow at 12.00 and will last till 20.00. There are 35 different events that will be happening in various points downtown and all of them are completely FREE.
The program in brief goes like this:
Point – Proxenou Koromila & Lassani – Games for children and grown ups !
Point – Ag. Sophias street – Various athletic events like Yoga, Dance, Tai chi, Zumba and more! Also free bikes and bike repairs up on the street near the church !
Point – Ermou & Svolou – Music events !
Point – Tsimiski street – Parades and organised city tours !
Point – Aristotelous square – Movie on a grass filled square at 20.00 !
The detailed program can be found here and the official facebook page here. Most info is in greek but don’t let that stop you. Just go downtown and wander around the events and blend in with the locals !
Since no cars will be allowed in the centre you will only be able to go by foot, bike or bus. Have in mind that because of the day buses are FREE and so are some of the parkings around the city centre.
Don’t forget the rest of the events this weekend, like the eco festivals, Reworks, and Κ.Ο.Θ. underground ! This is definitely on of the best weekends in the city!