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  • Small group
  • 3.5 - 4 hours
  • All year

Taste Thessaloniki

An incredible fusion of traditional, centuries-old recipes with fresh, modern dishes is why Thessaloniki is the only Greek city recognized by UNESCO as a Creative City of Gastronomy

What to expect

Stroll in the streets where the city’s heart beats and gain insight into the best local food stores and centuries-old food markets.

Dig deep into Thessaloniki’s food scene and learn about the importance of the fantastic cultural mixture and how it is expressed in local dishes!

Ηead to the most extensive open-air food market in Thessaloniki ( Kapani ) and discover more about the fresh, mouthwatering local products and Thessalonians’ eating habits.

Shop freshly baked bread, delicious olives, and cheese, and create your meze plate to enjoy a glass of Ouzo or Tsipouro like a local in the renovated Modiano Market food court.

Discover one of the oldest pastry stores in Thessaloniki and taste sweets made with traditional recipes given from generation to generation.

Highlights

  • Wander through Thessaloniki central food market
  • Meet centuries of history in local tastes & recipes
  • Dive into Thessaloniki's food culture
  • Taste local snacks like koulouri & bougatsa

What is included

  • English speaking tour escort
  • Bottled water
  • Greek coffee
  • Traditional "Koulouri"
  • Βougatsa
  • Ouzo or Tsipouro with meze
  • Local sweets
  • All taxes

What is not included

  • Additional food or drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tips/gratuities

Itinerary

Coffee

09:30

Start your day in Thessaloniki with traditional “Greek” coffee and learn about the evolution of coffee culture and its importance for locals. 

And if you are more into espresso or cappuccino, you will be surprised by the variety in the local coffee places.

Bougatsa

If some tastes are associated with Thessaloniki, then crispy bougatsa is one of them.

Filled with cheese or sweet cream with powdered sugar and cinnamon are the two most distinctive varieties, but spinach or minced meat are also popular – the choice is yours!

Koulouri

Did you know that a simple bread ring covered with toasted sesame seeds is the most popular breakfast in Greece?

You will find it in every bakery and numerous food stands, originating back to Byzantine times.

The food markets

Μeat, fish, vegetables, fruits, nuts, spices, herbs – anything you need, you can find it in the city’s markets.

Athonos square gathers stalls for bioproducts and herbs, Kapani is the place to shop for fresh food of superior quality at low prices, while just across the road recently renovated Modiano is reborn as a modern food market

Ouzo or Tsipouro ?

We are sure you have heard about Ouzo before – or even had a glass or two, but what about Tsipouro?

Uncover the differences between them and start drinking them like Greek!

Sweets

You will probably want to bite every sweet in the store – we will spotlight the most interesting ones as some recipes remained unchanged for centuries and others hide exotic ingredients

Details

  • Tour languageEnglish
  • Tour starts at09:30
  • Group size : Min 2 / Max 12 people
  • ChildrenThe tour is suitable for children older than 8 years old. Alcoholic drinks are replaced with fruit juice and we take care to offer age appropriate products. For younger children please contact us.
  • Activity levelThe tour runs on flat ground with a leisurely walking pace and frequent stops. There are no physical challenges.
  • Wheelchair / PRM Unfortunately, the tour is not suitable for persons in wheelchairs or persons with reduced modility
  • Food alegiesA number of products / dishes is offered for tasting during the tour, but arrangements can be done for persons with food allergies / intolerance.
  • Meeting locationAgias Sofias sq
  • Tour end locationAgias Sophias sq
  • Tour duration3,5 to 4 hours