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Discover Thessaloniki’s cultural and culinary treasures

Thessaloniki – eternally young, eternally hip. Greece’s second-largest city is wonderfully rich in contrasts: Ancient and medieval monuments are surrounded by modern architecture. Lively shopping streets alternate with quiet hidden corners. Art and industry live side by side and there’s an iconic waterfront promenade to stroll along.

A city tour of this northern port metropolis wouldn’t be complete without tasting some of Thessaloniki’s unique delicacies. Find out why the city is considered the culinary capital of Greece!

On our gourmet tour, you discover the culinary highlights of northern Greece and the locals’ favourite treats, and also explore the great sights of the port city. Experience Thessaloniki with all your senses and you are sure to fall in love with this magnificent metropolis.


Highlights

  • Experience Thessaloniki from an insider’s perspective
  • Visit local market vendors and family-run businesses
    selling products made exclusively in Northern Greece
  • Taste typical Thessaloniki delicacies
  • Support local producers who normally benefit little from tourism


4 Hrs
All Year Round
Easy
Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
Persons: 1-10
Age: 4+

Included Activities

  • Guided 4-hour walking tour of Thessaloniki
  • Tasting of local specialities such as koulouri, bougatsa, siopiasta, cheese, olives, ouzo, and mezedes (Greek tapas)

Dates

We offer our culinary tour of Thessaloniki daily starting at 9:30 am all year round.


WHERE TO MEET
Thessaloniki is a crossroads between East and West and this is reflected not only in its diverse architecture but also in its cuisine, which has been inspired by different cultures over the centuries.

As we are sampling a wide range of food today, we advise you to have a small breakfast. We start our culinary tour at Aristotelous Square in the heart of the city, just a stone’s throw away from the waterfront. This square, surrounded by impressive neoclassical buildings, is the busiest and most important in Thessaloniki.

As drinking coffee is a daily ritual in Greece, we can’t start the day without enjoying a cup of freshly brewed Greek coffee in a traditional kafeneion. Enjoy the atmosphere as we mingle with the locals and learn all about Greek coffee culture.

We then walk through Thessaloniki’s bustling business district, stopping at various shops and sampling unique treats along the way, from traditional sesame bread rings, koulouri, to puff pastry bougatsa.

Nowhere does this delicacy taste better than in Thessaloniki! These delicious treats can be filled with almost anything, such as sweet cream, spinach, cheese, minced meat, and much more!

VISIT TO THESSALONIKI'S MARKETS
We continue our culinary tour with a visit to Thessaloniki’s two most famous open-air markets. We stroll through cobblestone alleys where locals buy fresh vegetables, fruit, fish, meat, spices, dairy products, homemade produce, and many local specialities every day. While tasting olives, cheese and much more, our guide entertains us with exciting market stories.

Next, we head to Athonos Square, which exudes an old-world charm with its many traditional “ouzeries” and small tavernas. Just like the locals, we take our time to enjoy delicious meze (local Greek tapas) paired with ouzo or tsipouro in an old-established ouzeri.

TIME FOR A SWEET TREAT
Our Thessaloniki tour wouldn’t be complete without stopping at a pastry shop with freshly made local sweets. Try the delicious “siropiasta”, a variety of syrupy sweets that originated in Istanbul and Asia Minor. The recipes for these were brought to Thessaloniki by Greek refugees from these areas in the 1920s and they are still made in this traditional way today.

Our tour ends either here, a perfect place to continue exploring the city on your own, or at the starting point of the tour in Aristotelous Square.

Before parting ways, don’t forget to ask your guide for more tips and advice on how to make the most of your stay in the fascinating city of Thessaloniki.

Are there any age restrictions?
No, both adults and families with children are welcome on this tour. We always ensure that everyone, including children, has plenty of fun and enjoys the Greek cuisine.

What language is this tour conducted in?
This tour is only offered in English.

What meals are included in the tour price?
All meals and drinks at the various stops as described in the itinerary are included in the tour price. Additional meals and drinks must be paid extra. Please inform us when booking the tour if you have any special food intolerances or would like to request a vegetarian option. Vegan options are unfortunately not available on this tour.

How difficult is the tour?
The tour is not particularly demanding. It is a leisurely walk through Thessaloniki with numerous stops.

Where does the tour start?
We start the tour at Aristotelous Square in the centre of Thessaloniki. You will receive detailed information about the meeting point once you have booked the tour.

Basic Tour Price

  • 120 € per person

INCLUDED SERVICES

  • Guided 4-hour culinary walking tour of Thessaloniki
  • Food and drinks during the tour as per itinerary
  • English-speaking tour guide

 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Journey to the meeting point of the tour
  • Additional food and drinks not included in the tour price
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for guide

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