🎄⭐ A Taste of Christmas ⭐🎄


After an absence of 3 years …….finally we are back, of course observing the necessary hygiene and safety protocols.

This year the charity Christmas bazaar for the whole family, organized by the International Women’s Organization of Greece, will take place on Sunday 27th November at the Cultural Center of the New Panorama Town Hall, from 10:30 am. until 6 p.m.

Our visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the homemade delicacies that will be caringly prepared by our talented volunteer members, to do their shopping for the holidays choosing wonderful, original gifts from a wide variety of handmade exhibits, from jewelry and ceramics to herbs and cosmetics, small festive items but also second-hand "treasures" (CDs, books, decorations, household items and accessories, etc.).

At the same time, they will be able to enjoy our entertainers: the Philharmonic and Children's Choir of the Municipality of Panorama, the dance groups DANCE FANTASY, UCHU ANGELS, the Cretan dancers of XASTERIA Thermis, the children's band KRUSTOFONO and try their luck in the Lottery draw where great prizes can be won. And all this in a festive atmosphere created by the DJ from JAZZA SLAM RADIO!

But surprises await our little friends as well. They will be photographed with Santa Claus who is coming especially for us and they will have the chance to play and create under the care of KIDS FUN FACTORY and enjoy themselves with face painting, drawing, music and much more.

As always, all the proceeds of the event will be allocated to support the social work of our Organization which endeavors to support those in need of assistance in Thessaloniki in these difficult times and also by offering scholarships to needy students etc.). All our charity work of can be seen on our website.

Poster: To download the poster in high resolution (PDF file) please click here or request a printed copy.

General admission: 1€

Children under 5 get in free

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A3 Poster

A6 leaflet

Check out our Facebook Page for pictures

Past Events

Syzathlos 2022

Sunday 23rd of October 2022, 08:00-16:00 - @ Chapel of St.Vasiliou

JOIN US to support this worthy Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) for those afflicted with blindness and additional disabilities which is organizing the 7th “SYZATHLOS” on Sunday 23rd October at Seich Sou in Thessaloniki.

This is a walk/stroll or run for the whole family through the beautiful forest surrounding Thessaloniki. The starting point is the chapel of St.Vasiliou (Αγίου Βασιλείου) near Hotel Philippion at 8am- 4pm.

The aim of this event is to give people the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities, a healthy lifestyle ,the beauty of nature and to support the work of “SYZOIS” by strengthening efforts for equal education and social integration of children with blindness and additional disabilities.

You are offered 3 routes .A participation donation to “SYZOIS” should be made for the route you choose :

  • 5 kilometres – donation 10 euros

  • 15 kilometres – donation 15 euros

  • 25 kilometres – donation 20 euros

Children under 10 pay 8 euros

All participants will be given a T-Shirt and a bag of refreshments containing water or juice, an energy bar and fruit. At the end of your chosen route you will be given a medal !


2310 460777 (8am-4pm) or send an email to

Don’t miss the chance to make your Sunday meaningful !

Connected we stand Festival

in Thessaloniki

The 3rd Connected We Stand Festival 2022 returns to the centre of Thessaloniki on Saturday 24 September 2022, with concerts, live music, dancing, workshops, exhibitions, dialogue & panel discussions and many more actions in a workshop of joy and optimism.

IWOGThe International Women’s Organization of Greece - is participating in this festival on Saturday 24th September. Learn more about non-profit organizations that offer essential work to create a better tomorrow through volunteering.

Looking forward to seeing you by the Statue of Alexander the Great on the 24th !

For further information and the Programme of the Festival, please click on the following links:


Facebook , Instagram & a Video

June Luncheon | Fashion Show | Dance Show

Wednesday 8th of June 2022, 12:00-15:00 - Hotel Panorama

Come and join us for a lovely lunch at the Panorama Hotel on Wednesday 8th of June at 12:00. Don't miss the opportunity to meet your friends once more before the summer break! We will enjoy a Fashion Show with our very own IWOG models and be entertained by dance demonstrations.

The garments will be from Amma One’s Garment.

“AMMA draws its creative energy from the fact that the name means mother in the colloquial Indian language. We believe that it can serve as a rich source of inspiration within the concept of a “mother” of creative ideas”.

We will have Zumba with IWOG member Despoina Tsoleridou and her team from UCHU (G. Papandreou 94, T. 2310 412221).

And our new member Harileni Papeli from Brazil will demonstrate Latin American dancing!

And of course we will have our Raffle with very special prizes!

Gallikos River

& Visit to the Bird Sanctuary

Wednesday 18th May, 10:00

Meeting Place: Ecological Park, Kalohori, 10am

Guide: Stella Vareltzidou

Our starting point will be the Ecological Park in Kalohori at 10:00am. We will walk towards the estuary of Gallikos River, where we will have the opportunity to watch flamingos and other birds with special binoculars provided by the Axios Delta Management Authority and be informed by Stella (MSc in Pollution & Environmental Control) about the preservation work in the area. After a 5,5 km walk, we will drive to the Bird Sanctuary. Following this, we will have lunch at a local taverna. Make sure you have your cameras with you!

Stella Vareltzidou is a conservation biologist from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) with an MSc in Pollution and Environmental Control, from Manchester University (Erasmus with AUTH). Since 1993 she has worked for the Hellenic Ornithological Society (7 years), Axios Delta Management Authority (13 years) and as an independent environmental consultant until today.

Stella Vareltzidou - Free Lance Biologist and Eva Katrana - Ornithologist, of the Delta Management, showed us around a fraction of the Natura 2000 area of the Kalochori lagoon and the Gallikos Delta. Dimitra-Lida Rammou - Biologist Phd in the Susliks explained a few things about susliks that are plenty in the area. Froso Parcharidou - ornithologist (Apus-Apus specialist) and one of the managers of the Action for Wildlife, explained to us the works of the Sanctuary. We adopted a bird and had a chance of freeing a little bittern after a short recovery period at the sanctuary. Finally, we had a lovely lunch at a local taverna called "Karnagio" in Kalohori.

Newcomers Coffee Morning

Wednesday 6th April, 10:30am

Meeting place: ZEN GARDEN

IWOG invites its members to meet our newest ones at a special get-to-know-you coffee morning on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6th, at 10:30 a.m. at ZEN GARDEN,

67 Nikolaou Plastira street, tel.:2310303162.

Parking is available or take the bus 11 & 58

For more information call Christa: 6972 899400, 2310 321388

Some pictures of the day

IWOG Walking Tour


Wednesday 23rd March 2022, 10am

Meeting place: 10am in front of the Rotunda

Art Historian, Phil Simmonds, our guide

The free walking tour will visit important historical monuments of Thessaloniki including the Rotunda, Acheiropoiitos, Alaza Imaret, Agios Dimitrios. During our walk we will pass from Roman Forum, Loutra Paradisos, Alcazar Mosque and Bezesteni. Followed by lunch in a local taverna (optional).


Wednesday 23rd February 2022, 10am | MOMus - Museum of Contemporary Art | Admission: 3€

We have arranged a visit to the “Weaving Anew” exhibition at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art.

With two guided tours in English - max 20 persons per group, (one at 10:30 and another at 11:30 - only if numbers are sufficient).

You are welcome to bring a friend. Covid restrictions will apply: proof of Covid-19 vaccination, recovery or a negative rapid-test and the wearing of facemasks will be required.

For more info please check here.

Admission 3€.

february meeting - virtual

Wednesday, 9th February 2022, 10am | Zoom | Invitations & instructions through email

"In February our meeting will be held virtually, by zoom, where you will all have the opportunity to meet the new Board and also brainstorm about how to move forward in the future."


"I would like to apologise to all of you for cancelling the January meeting but when we heard that there were nearly 50,000 cases of Covid in Greece we felt that was the safest option for all."

Christine Willis, President

December luncheon

Wednesday 8th December 2021 | Panorama Hotel

railway museum excursion

Wednesday 24th November 2021, 11am | Railway Museum of Thessaloniki

Cost: 2€ | Meeting Point: Museum Entrance


Wednesday 10th November 2021, 10am-12pm | Cafe THEA/TRO