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Thessaloniki: Culinary Walking Tour for Food Lovers

1. Thessaloniki: Culinary Walking Tour for Food Lovers

In three hours you will walk to several traditional market places like the Kapani and Modiano markets. You will visit the best local culinary shops where you will taste local delicacies and other Greek products.  This culinary walking tour is a relaxing and tasteful tour that will teach you many Greek table manners and food traditions that ends with a lunch of different mezedes (small shared dishes).

Thessaloniki: Walking Open Market Food Tour and Tasting

2. Thessaloniki: Walking Open Market Food Tour and Tasting

Delve into the food scene of Thessaloniki on a walking tour around the open markets, starting with a traditional coffee to get acquainted with your local host. Learn about everyday life in the city as you sample a selection of traditional Greek food in hidden markets known only to the locals. Uncover the secrets of Greek cuisine as you learn more about both classic and exciting new dishes. Get tips on where to find the best tavernas to explore independently at your own pace. Get a feel for the city and its everyday life as you learn where to buy fresh vegetables, traditional cheeses, coffee, and other produce.

Wine tasting experience from Thessaloniki

3. Wine tasting experience from Thessaloniki

Come with me for a beautiful wine tasting journey. You will have the opportunity to visit and try one of the best wineries near to Thessaloniki. Initially we will meet at the meeting point and we visit one of the best and famous for the good quality wineries in Greece. We make a tour about 40 minutes in the vineyard and the museum and after we will taste five wines ( 40ml/label) exclusively produced from Greek grapes varieties, combined with aromatically compatible Greek raw material. This journey not only guarantees a unique taste of Greece and its culture, but also an opportunity to meet new people, have fun and create beautiful memories. Don't miss out on this incredible taste adventure! Join us for an unforgettable journey into the world of Greek winemaking as we visit one of the largest and most renowned wineries in North Greece. Experience the rich history and traditions of wine production as you explore the winery's museum and learn about the winemaking process from the experts themselves. And there's no better way to immerse yourself in the authentic flavors of Greece than by indulging in a wine tasting, sampling some of the finest wines that this prestigious winery has to offer. You will be amazed by the quality and complexity of the flavors as you sip and savor. With its top ranking as one of the top three wineries in Greece, top 50 in the world, and six international awards in its name, this is a journey you do not want to miss!

Thessaloniki: Guided Walking and Food Tour with Drinks

4. Thessaloniki: Guided Walking and Food Tour with Drinks

On our 3½h tour, your expert host will lead you on a culinary adventure through the city, introducing you to the rich history and culture of Thessaloniki's food with secrets only a local would know. Meet at the harbour of Thessaloniki and then head to an old bakery - a hidden gem that stands for three generations, for the first stop. Sample some typical Greek breakfast pastries such as traditional koulouri (a sesame seed-covered bread ring) & bougatsa (phyllo pastry filled with cream or cheese). Then hear interesting stories during the coffee break and then head to the open market of the town. Through little streets and alleys full of history, you'll arrive at the "Kapani" (open from Monday to Saturday) a vibrant, colourful and historic place. Once you finish strolling the market, taste some original street food, and a variety of meze dishes, such as dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), tzatziki (yoghurt and cucumber dip) and have the chance to hear some exciting stories from your host. Whether you are a foodie looking to explore Thessaloniki's culinary scene, or just someone who loves to eat, this tour is the perfect way to experience the city's delicious food and drink. A truly unique thing to do (even on a rainy day) during your stay in Thessaloniki. Book your spot on our food tour today and get ready to taste your way through the city's vibrant culinary landscape. We know every corner of the city and we can’t wait to welcome you to Thessaloniki and show you our favourite people and places.

Thessaloniki: Guided Food Tour

5. Thessaloniki: Guided Food Tour

Wonder around the city center of Thessaloniki and discover all the Greek treasures the local street markets offer. A great variety of herbs and spices will be found along the way to excite your senses, as well as a diversity of meat and cheese goods to please even the most demanding tastes. The smell of fresh roasted Greek coffee will often follow your path, leading you to one of the oldest traditional coffee houses in Greece. Are you ready to be amazed yet? The tour will begin once the group is gathered at the meeting point, from where you will depart for the first stop for a traditional Greek breakfast. Here "bougatsa" (filo pastry filled with cream) will be served hot and sprinkled with powdered sugar and cinnamon, and afterwards you will walk across the open markets to explore famous areas such as “Louloudadika”.

Thessaloniki Gastronomy & Culture Walking Food Tour

6. Thessaloniki Gastronomy & Culture Walking Food Tour

The main characteristic of Thessaloniki that the Standard Gastro Route is going to explore is its multiculturalism. This route is designed in detail to introduce you to the essential and authentic spots of gastronomy and culture at the heart of Thessaloniki. It’s a tribute to local significant food trademarks such as the famous “koulouri” and the queen of pastries, “bougatsa”. And then, a real dive into local recipes and gastronomic spots that would never catch a traveler’s eye. We are going to discover a variety of daily fished seafood, dairy products, marinated anchovies, herbs and fresh meat choices perfectly combined in the local cuisine while wandering through the famous food markets, the grocery stores and pastry shops. But, what you will enjoy the most as a guest is the unique experience and enthusiasm that chef Panos offers while guiding you through the crossroads of taste and gastronomic history. You will feel like a local strolling around the food markets, tasting and discovering flavors that have been mixed during the centuries. You will learn about the different ancient varieties of olives, you will get to know the history behind the most popular ice coffee invented in this city and you will discover the seasonal fruits that this country is blessed to produce. After all, Thessaloniki is a melting pot of history and culture, of different blends and aromas you can sense through this city walk. A hospitable atmosphere that welcomes and offers you the very best of its stories, products and flavors, provoking the feeling of being somewhere familiar, a nostalgic feeling of returning home.

Thessaloniki Sweet Gastro Route

7. Thessaloniki Sweet Gastro Route

The main characteristic of the multicultural Thessaloniki we are going to explore through the Sweet Gastro Route. But, this time, the Gastro Route is designed in order to explore the sweet side of Thessaloniki, and comprehend that the culture captured on the desserts’ tradition is rich and emits the combination of all populations that traversed the city and composed a unique mosaic of flavors. As a traveler, you will be introduced in an authentic world of spices, nuts, fruits, honey and dough that will transfer you to a journey through centuries. Sweet cravings that will indulge your senses as you will have the delicious opportunity to uncover some of the finest. Many of their origins have been traced to the times of the Byzantine Empire or even to the times of ancient Greece. Imagine the rich history that accompany them, and the wisdom of their makers. After a 2 hours strolling and savoring experience at the most emblematic sweet corners of the city center, patisseries, bakeries, food markets, we can guarantee you will finish the route with incredible knowledge and appreciation of the passion and the craftwork that leads to the exquisite flavors you will taste. Time has come, experience everything sweet about Thessaloniki!

A Tasteful Variety of Greek Meze at Maria's Home

8. A Tasteful Variety of Greek Meze at Maria's Home

The Experience Maria’s home is one of the best places for you to experience Northern Greece’s traditional cuisine, which is worldwide famous for its unique flavors, many of them originating from Asia Minor’s Greeks. Walk in a warm and hospitable house, where Maria lives and creates. Take part in a 3-hour entertaining lesson and let your hostess introduce you to the secrets of the local countryside culture. Learn about her cuisine’s fresh ingredients, which are carefully collected from the markets of Modiano and Capani. Last but not least, enjoy the variety of flavorful dishes, while sharing your stories, discovering new recipes, and having a good time. That special memory of Greece will stay forever in your heart! The Host Maria, who was raised in Thessaloniki, could be regarded as a traditional cook of her popular city. She now lives with her daughter, Nefeli, in a cute and vivid apartment, having an amazing view of the Byzantine Walls and the town. Her talent for cooking, first expressed in her childhood, has been gradually combined with many years of practice in different dishes. Being a friendly and welcoming personality, Maria makes her guests feel very comfortable and at home. The Menu APPETIZERS 1. Traditional Greek Fava with Mackerel Fava, one of the most typical Greek dishes, is a purée made of yellow split peas. 2. Greek Fish Roe Dip Alternatively named Taramasalata, this sauce made of fish eggs, is an integral part of many Greek festivities. 3. Smoked Eggplant Dip Eggplant is a basic element for an abundance of Greek recipes. SALADS Greek Salad with Feta Cheese Also known as Horiatiki, the popular Greek salad is made with tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, olives, and oregano. MAIN COURSES 1. Greek Meatballs This famous dish, made of ground beef, flour and a selection of Greek spices, is one of the most typical grandmas' delicacies. 2. Stuffed Vine Leaves The grape leaves are filled with rice and herbs, cooked with lemon. DRINKS Two Glasses of Ouzo per Person Ouzo is a dry, anise-flavored aperitif that is widely consumed in Greece.

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What people are saying about Thessaloniki

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5.0 / 5

based on 22 reviews

We were warmly welcomed by Rita. At the beginning she showed us a few shops where the locals shop. We were allowed to try everything there. She brought us some Greek specialties and homemade cakes, which was really nice. Then we walked through small streets where not much was going on, since mainly the Greeks go shopping there. We were never forced to buy anything, even if we tried something. The Greeks are very hospitable and we enjoyed our time very much. Always my pleasure. We can only recommend it.

Great tour! She was a lovely guide and answered all of our questions with great enthusiasm and knowledge. highly recommend a tour like this to get to know the city.. especially the tour guides! our lovely tour guide was an archeology student, so she had great facts about the city and Greece - while also showing us delicious food!

Maria took us all over the downtown area and shared the history of Greece and Thessaloniki, as well as all the best food! She was wonderful and so was everything that we tried!

It was perfect and the Tour-Guide was very friendly and smart. It was a super Tour!

Very interesting tour walking in the city, joyful and useful! Highly recommended