Thessaloniki is a modern vibrant destination and the second largest city of Greece, as well as the second major economic, industrial, commercial and cultural centre. Its commercial port is of immense importance for its southeast European hinterland. The city is renowned for its considerable number of monuments of Byzantine architecture, picturesque taverns, lively and diverse nightlife, ranging from the traditional music to designer bars and prestigious nightclubs. The waterfront is Thessaloniki’s major drawcard with an impressive promenade and famous White Tower. Aristotelous Square, is lined with tall arxontika, or mansions belonging to the local wealthy society, now converted to shops and hotels. Thessaloniki is also an important conference and exhibition destination, capable of hosting big annual exhibitions at the purpose-built Helexpo trade fair’s congress centre, with available accommodation all around the city.