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Tour code: 6176THESSALONIKI
Eat your way around Thessaloniki with this 3.5-hour food walking tour. Snack on Greek meze dishes, fresh bread, local liquors and syrupy sweet treats as you explore the port city’s bustling markets. With a local to guide you, you’ll visit Modiano and Kapani markets, whose stalls are overflowing with fresh fish and meat, baked goods, aromatic coffee and a colorful array of fruit and vegetables. Then, stop in at a traditional taverna and savor a meze platter before concluding at one of Thessaloniki’s old candy shops. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people.

Highlights

  • 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

Thessaloniki Food Tour

Taste a traditional liquor on this tour around Thessaloniki

Head to Aristotelous Square in central Thessaloniki to meet your guide and start your food tour of the city. Kick-start your morning with a cup of strong Greek coffee to get your energy levels up, and then continue into Thessaloniki’s bustling commercial district to learn about Greek gastronomy.

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.

Customer Reviews

Parveen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

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!

SUSAN L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Knowledgable, enthusiastic guide. Great tour, delicious food.

Tate R

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

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!

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