- 3.5-hour food walking tour of Thessaloniki
- Learn about Greek cuisine from a food-loving local guide
- Explore the vibrant food markets of Modiano and Kapani
- Sample traditional freshly baked breads such as koulouri and bougatsa
- Savor a plate of meze alongside a shot of Greek liquor in Athonos Square
- Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people ensures a personalized experience
What You Can Expect
A Mediterranean cuisine, Greek food is typically high in nutrients and low in animal fats, and dishes are cooked according to time-tested recipes that have been passed down over generations. With incredible islands and large expanses of coastal land, Greece is known for its incredible seafood and Thessaloniki – as an ancient port town – is one of the best places for it.
Wander through the food markets of Modiano and nearby Kapani to see crates of freshly caught fish loaded onto heaving stalls alongside tempting barrels of juicy plump olives. Try koulouri, a round roll of bread topped with sesame seeds, and compare the flavors with bougatsa, a similar roll that can be filled with almost anything, although spinach, cheese and mince are the usual fillers.
After soaking up the atmosphere of the markets and discovering the best stalls and traditional ingredients, continue to Athonos Square. Home to a cluster of charming old-world ouzeria (taverns), the square is one of the best places in the city to feast on a platter of meze alongside a shot of ouzo or tsipouro.
The adventure isn’t complete without a visit to one of Thessaloniki’s old candy shops, so head inside one to sample siropiasta, a syrupy sweet treat that was introduced to Greece in the 1920s. Your tour then finishes inside the shop.
Theresa was fantastic! The information given to me was clear and memorable, not to mention interesting on both historical and contemporary fronts. The tour was completely flexible and I was able to request a detour or rest. My tour guide Theresa was full of energy and information - and at no point did I realise I was meeting her for the first time! Give her a pay rise!
Knowledgable, enthusiastic guide. Great tour, delicious food.
My tour guide was very friendly and even showed me additional things that were not planned because we finished early. I learned about so many great neighborhoods and areas that I wouldnt have known of before. I cant wait to explore them and try tavernas in each of the neighborhoods!