Thessaloniki Food Tour

Hours 4

Location: Thessaloniki

Price: Starting from €95

Age: All ages

Dates: Available all year round

General info

What do you get when you combine Greek coffee, pastries and breads, sweets, meze, and ouzo? Apart from a minor bout of indigestion, you also get one of the best introductions into Greek cuisine and culture, all on this tasty Thessaloniki tour.

Highlights

Highlights

Discover Thessaloniki through its distinct local flavours
Sample all kinds of delicious Thessaloniki food, from savoury bites to delicious sweet treats
Sip on Greek coffee and learn about it origins
Wander through the city’s magical open-air markets
Sip on ouzo in one of the Thessaloniki’s best ouzeris

What to know

What’s Included

Local English-speaking escort, coffee, local snack – Bougatsa, Koulouri, ouzo & meze, olives, cheese, sweet treats.

Not Included

Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, tips and gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

Schedule details

Duration: 3.5 – 4 hours
Meeting point:
Kinissi Palace Hotel, at the hotel’s cafe – 41 Egnatia St & 17 Siggrou St.

Starting time: 9.30 AM
Ending point:
Tsimiski street, the commercial hub of the city.

Itinerary

Thessaloniki is not only known for its beauty and impressive number of Byzantine monuments, but also for its great food! Give your taste buds a treat and take them on a journey through this gorgeous Greek city on this tasty Thessaloniki food tour.

Begin your Thessaloniki tour from Aristotelous Square, where you’ll meet your local guide. Kickstart the tour with a cup of Greek coffee just like the locals do – there’s no other way to start the day in Greece! You’ll be learning all about this delicious brew from your local guide as you sip on it, nicely easing you into the day, and your tour.

Continue your journey with your local guide to the busy commercial areas of Thessaloniki, sampling many flavours along the way. Try koulouri and bougatsa – small round breads with tasty sesame seeds. While koulouri is a fairly plain (but nonetheless delicious!), bougatsa can be filled with almost anything – cream, spinach, cheese, mince and much more. With both breads having a history that dates back to the Byzantine era, koulouri and bougatsa are undoubtedly fascinating foods that you simply have to try in Thessaloniki.

Next on this Thessaloniki walking tour, we’ll take a wander through Thessaloniki’s two best-known open-air markets. With charming paved alleys, hundreds of people and fresh vegetables, fruits, fish, meat, spices, dairy, homemade products, and many local specialties filling the stalls, the markets have a unique and vibrant atmosphere that’s sure to captivate. Listen to market tales from your local guide, and drink in the sights and smells of your surroundings.

Move on to Athonos Square, and be amazed by beautiful scenery that compliments the numerous old-world ouzeris and small taverns. Visit one of the best ouzeris in the city and taste meze accompanied with ouzo or tsipouro – some flavours you won’t be forgetting in a hurry, that’s for sure!

Your Thessaloniki tour could not end without a visit to one of the city’s oldest confectioneries for a sample of siropiasta. These syrupy sweets are still made from the original recipes that Greek refugees brought with them during the1920s from Istanbul and Asia Minor, the perfect Thessaloniki food to finish off this tour (and aid your digestion!).

This Thessaloniki food tour ends here, and you can either stay on to explore the area further or your guide can accompany you back to Aristotelous Square.

Additional information

Inclusions: Local English-speaking escort, coffee, local snack – Bougatsa, Koulouri, ouzo & meze, olives, cheese, sweet treats.

Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, tips and gratuities for your guide.

Dress standard: In general, there are few dress restrictions in Europe. Please note though that the tour may pass by or through churches, where modest dress is required; no shorts or skimpy tops are permitted.

Your Trip: This trip is offered on a “join-in” basis. Maximum group size is 12.

Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

Local contact

Office phone number: +30 698 067 9166
Email address: [email protected]