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Tastes of Thessaloniki

Tour 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 its origins.
  • Wander through the city’s magical open-air markets.
  • Sip on ouzo in one of the Thessaloniki’s best ouzeris.
Adults Ages 12+
Children 6-11 years old
Infants 0-5 years old

Thessaloniki Cuisine and Culture

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.

Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

  • On this tour, you will visit 100% local, family-owned businesses and meet a local greengrocer, cheesemonger, butcher, and fishmonger who sell their own and Greek-only products. Supporting small-scale, locally-run businesses helps to preserve the traditional character of old Thessaloniki.
  • By joining this tour you are supporting a 100-year-old local pastry shop started by refugees so it can continue thriving and serving authentic local delicacies.
  • As part of your tour, you’ll visit a local ouzeri that serves meze locally sourced from villages, farmers, and stock-breeders of northern Greece.
  • At least one store on your itinerary is dedicated to the preservation of locally-produced crafts.

Language: English

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.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 3.5 – 4 hours
  • Meeting point: Kinissi Palace Hotel, at the hotel’s cafe – 41 Egnatia St & 17 Siggrou St.
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  • Starting time: 9.30 AM
  • Ending point: Tsimiski street, the commercial hub of the city