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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). Food is not the only thing on the menu for this tour. The English/Dutch-speaking guide will also show you several sights in the city. In short, you will return at the end of this tour with a great deal of culinary knowledge and a full belly.

Thessaloniki: Customized Private Walking Tour with a Local

2. Thessaloniki: Customized Private Walking Tour with a Local

Discover Thessaloniki through the eyes of a local on a private, customized walking tour. Meet your host at your hotel or Airbnb to get familiar with your neighborhood and discover where the best places to buy groceries or eat out are located. Your local guide is passionate about their city and eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. The right host will then be hand-picked, based on your interests and each tour is completely unique to you. You can choose the meeting point, start time, and length you prefer. Learn about the easiest ways to get around, and hear about the top things to see and do. Chat about life in the city and exchange cultural differences. Feel more comfortable navigating your way around on your own, confident you have all the information you need.

Thessaloniki: Walking Tour

3. Thessaloniki: Walking Tour

Discover the history this ancient city has to offer, accompanied by a professional local guide. You will have the chance to explore Thessaloniki's most important and interesting landmarks and monuments while listening to fascinating stories about the city and its residents. Prepare to travel in time and learn about Thessaloniki's foundation by the ancient Greeks, its Roman past, the Byzantines, the Ottomans and of course the Jewish population. Our tour will start with a the most famous landscape of the city the 'White Tower' them you will get the chance to discover the Galerian Complex that is consisted of the Hippodrome, the Arch and the Rotunda all build by Cesar Galerius. Time to see one of the oldest churches of the city that still preserves its beautiful Mosaics the Temple of Archeiropoietos. Explore the Roman Forum the center of all financial and administrative activity during Roman times, this place was full of life! Last but not least the visit at Thessaloniki's most famous church the Temple of St Demetrios the city's patron saint will leave you speechless.

Thessaloniki: Open Markets Food Tasting Tour

4. Thessaloniki: Open Markets Food Tasting Tour

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.

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: Guided Walking Tour in the Historical Center

6. Thessaloniki: Guided Walking Tour in the Historical Center

In present-day noisy downtown Thessaloniki, a series of monuments from the Greek and Roman era, along with Byzantine temples -many of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites- are considered cultural treasures and explain why the city is considered by many an “open museum”. Roman open sites, Ottoman monuments, public squares with a European essence, traditional markets and many more, are underlining its multicultural character, along with a collection of various religions, languages, and customs, all combined and thrived within its walls. This walking tour aims to create a narrative about a multicultural city which never lost its urban profile, by connecting many different monuments from various eras -from antiquity to the recent past. In the courtyard of St. Demetrios, patron saint of Thessaloniki, an experienced certified tour guide will introduce you to the 2,300-year old history of the city, accompany you inside the church and its catacombs and share with you its well-hidden secrets. One of the most important archaeological sites of the Roman Thessaloniki will await you only a few steps from the meeting point. Its story includes important buildings, Roman habits, trading products and a surprise engraved on an ancient Roman commercial road. You will visit Thessaloniki's first Ottoman baths, that still stand next to a road that remains the city's most important one from its foundation to date, as well as the narrow streets of one of the oldest, traditional and open ottoman markets that will take you to other times. Right in the middle of Thessaloniki's most important square, you will get to learn the breath-taking story of an event that changed the city once and for all. Then you will explore a colorful neighborhood taking its name from the flower shops one finds there. In every corner, it hides pieces of the history of the city's Israeli community. Next stop? Ladadika - one of the liveliest neighborhoods in the center of Thessaloniki. Years ago the neighborhood was full of aromas of all kinds of spices and products that arrived at the port of Thessaloniki from every corner of the world. The port of Thessaloniki is the perfect spot from which you can admire the White Tower, the city's symbol, but also the wonderful view of the Thermaic Gulf. And if you listen carefully, you might hear the voice of a mermaid looking for her brother...

Thessaloniki: Historic Private Walking Tour

7. Thessaloniki: Historic Private Walking Tour

This historic walking tour takes you to many different UNESCO World Heritage monuments with the aid of a licensed archaeologist tour guide. Exploring this city's triangle of Byzantine, Ottoman and Jewish cultures and histories will be an experience to remember! During your walk, see the Byzantine Christian churches and the Roman Agora, established during the city's Roman period. Pass through beautiful flower and food markets, where you can taste Bougatsa, a characteristic dessert from the area. Visit the Crypt of Saint Dimitris, one of the latest archaeological finds hidden under the church, and the Catacombs of Saint John. As you go, your guide will explain the significance of all the sights, as well as the heritage of the city - from its ancient beginnings to its Christian period to its Ottoman period,  and then at one point one of the most significant places in Jewish heritage and culture, this city is a mosaic of cultures and stories. Finish your tour with a visit to one of the most significant landmarks of the Macedonian region: the White Tower, a symbol of the city and its strength.

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What people are saying about Thessaloniki

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 46 reviews

Would highly recommend this type of one on one tour. They customize the type of tour you are looking for by having you fill out a questionnaire ahead of time. It was more like having a conversation as we walked around the City. I throughly enjoyed the 3 hours of walking and discussion.

Antha was on time and met us at the port for our convenience. Showed us lots of sites in an organized way to maximize our time. She was very personable and made our time together very enjoyable.

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