Grand Hotel Palace (5-star), located in Thessaloniki (Greece)

Grand Hotel Palace (5-star) is the largest conference hotel in Thessaloniki (built in 2004). The neoclassical building of the Grand Hotel Palace rises impressively in the west entrance, just 2.5 kms from the city center.

The shuttle bus of Grand Hotel Palace can pick up hotel clients easily and comfortably to/from the city center, at regular times during the day.

Wellness Facilities

Indoor heated pool, Saunas and a Health Club Fitness Center. The spa experience at the Grand Hotel Palace is unique.


The "Greek Breakfast" is an inspirational feast of colors and flavors of Greek land. The Grand Hotel Palace highlights the gastronomic riches of Greece offering quality products from the heart of the Mediterranean Diet.


Special discounted room rates have been secured at the luxurious 5-star Grand Hotel Palace (venue of the conference) for the participants of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association of Southern European Economic Theorists. Participants should contact Grand Hotel Palace directly to make a reservation. Participants are advised to book rooms as early as possible, since rooms will be reserved on a first come/first served basis.

Room Rates:

   Deluxe Room: Single Use €80

   Deluxe Room: Double Use €90

   Deluxe Room: Triple Use (extra bed) €120

   Executive Room: Single Use €110

   Executive Room: Double Use €120

   Executive Room: Triple Use €150

   Deluxe Suite: €240

Deluxe Room size: 25 m2. All aforementioned rates include taxes, breakfast, free in-room Wi-Fi internet, free access to the internet corner at the lobby, free access to the Health Club (in-door swimming pool, sauna, gym), free parking. In addition, residents in Executive Rooms have free access to the Prive Business Center, a complimentary bottle of wine, pralines and a basket of fruits upon arrival.

*Children under 2 years of age stay at no additional charge with their parents. Children between 3-10 years old stay with their parents (extra bed added) with an extra cost of €15 per day.

Instructions on the Booking Procedure are available HERE

Views of Thessaloniki


The “Makedonia International Airport” (airport code: SKG)in Thessaloniki is the second largest airport unit in Greece, serving over 5 million passengers per year and served by 27 international airlines on a regular basis, in addition to an extra 10 airlines that operate during the summer using charter flights. Thus it connects the city to many European capitals and several other European cities by direct flights. It also offers direct flights to other major cities of Greece and many Greek islands. Among the air-companies that fly to Thessaloniki’s airport are: Aegean Airlines, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and many low-cost companies such as Ryanair, EasyJet and Wizz Air. The airport is located 16 km from the city center.

Transport to/from the airport:

A public bus service (no. 78 and no. 78N) connects the airport with the center of the city at 20-minute intervals throughout the day and takes you to the center in less than 30 minutes (ticket costs €2). The bus also stops outside the conference venue, Grand Hotel Palace (bus stop name: “Oryzomyloi”). A taxi service is also available at the airport on a 24-hour basis.

Taxi: Radiotaxi Mercedes (email:; Tel. +30 2310 556203) offers the following special rates for ASSET participants:

  Makedonia airport to city center: €22 (appointment required, €5 penalty if the flight delays for more than 45 minutes and the company is not informed).

  Makedonia airport to Grand Hotel Palace: €24 (appointment required, €5 penalty if the flight delays for more than 45 minutes and the company is not informed).

  Grand Hotel Palace (or city center) to Makedonia Airport: €20 (telephone booking required).

In order to book a taxi you can either call, or send an e-mail to , providing all the necessary information (name, flight, date-time of arrival, number of passengers).

Taxi: Radiotaxi Mercedes (email:; Tel. +30 2310 556203) offers special rates for ASSET participants. Furthermore, there is the possibility for payment with a credit card. In this case prior notification is necessary. All vehicles are air-conditioned.

Conference Dinner (Venue: Agioli Restaurant)

Two buses will be available for the transportation of the participants to the restaurant Agioli.

  Departure from Grand Hotel Palace to Agioli restaurant:20:00

  Return from Agioli to Grand Hotel Palace : 23:00

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