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Thessaloniki: Culinary Walking Tour for Food Lovers

1. Thessaloniki: Culinary Walking Tour for Food Lovers

In three hours you will walk to several traditional market places like the Kapani and Modiano markets. You will visit the best local culinary shops where you will taste local delicacies and other Greek products.  This culinary walking tour is a relaxing and tasteful tour that will teach you many Greek table manners and food traditions that ends with a lunch of different mezedes (small shared dishes). Food is not the only thing on the menu for this tour. The English/Dutch-speaking guide will also show you several sights in the city. In short, you will return at the end of this tour with a great deal of culinary knowledge and a full belly.

Edessa & Pozar Thermal Springs Private Day Trip

2. Edessa & Pozar Thermal Springs Private Day Trip

Start your day with a pickup from your hotel/apartment in Thessaloniki and head towards the first stop, Edessa. Edessa, the capital of the Pella regional unit is also known as ‘the city of water.’ Admire the scenic beauty of the beautiful landscapes of tall trees and flowerbeds. Visit the picturesque Karanos waterfall of Edessa and see the gigantic water curtain that he creates. Pause for a coffee or meal surrounded by the green vistas and accompanied by sounds of running waters. Depart from Edessa and continue your journey to the natural thermal springs of Pozar. Located in the foothills of Mt. Kaimaktsalan provides a stunning backdrop amidst tall trees and wild vegetation. Benefit from the healing properties of water naturally heated to a temperature of 37° Celsius. Revitalize your energy in the warm waters of the Pozar Thermal Baths and soothe away your aches and pains. Grab a cup of coffee or have some free time to walk around before your journey back to Thessaloniki.

Thessaloniki: Open Markets Food Tasting Tour

3. Thessaloniki: Open Markets Food Tasting Tour

Delve into the food scene of Thessaloniki on a walking tour around the open markets, starting with a traditional coffee to get acquainted with your local host. Learn about everyday life in the city as you sample a selection of traditional Greek food in hidden markets known only to the locals. Uncover the secrets of Greek cuisine as you learn more about both classic and exciting new dishes. Get tips on where to find the best tavernas to explore independently at your own pace. Get a feel for the city and its everyday life as you learn where to buy fresh vegetables, traditional cheeses, coffee, and other produce.

Thessaloniki: Highlights Tour on a Bicycle

4. Thessaloniki: Highlights Tour on a Bicycle

This highlight tour starts off in an atmospheric area of Thessaloniki, Valaoritou. From here the local guide will bring you to two authentic Greek markets, the Kapani Market and the Modiano Market. After exploring this part of the culture, you will visit the historical Aristotelous Square. A visit to the ancient Roman Agora and the Dikasterion Square can't be forgotten. At the end of a street with many architectural differences also lies the famous Mausoleum, which was built by the remarkable Roman emperor Galerius. After visiting his palace and his arc, you will move on to the pride of Thessaloniki, the White Tower. This tower, which stands directly on the boulevard, will make you really marvel at this city. Cycling on this boulevard will give you a beautiful view over the sea and the surrounding mountains, before you eventually end up in the traditional area of Ladadika. During the day this is the perfect area to wander around and have a delicious Greek lunch, and at night this area comes to life with its many clubs and bars. After three hours of exploring you will be back at the starting point, walking away with unforgettable memories.

Thessaloniki: Private Traditional Villages Tour

5. Thessaloniki: Private Traditional Villages Tour

Starting the journey from your hotel and head towards your first stop in the village of Livadi. From here you will head straight through the oak and chestnut forest with many stops for spring water and trying local products. On top of the hill, you will enjoy the magnificent views over the Aegean Sea and the lakes Volvi. Next stop is the traditional village of Petrokerasa, where you will join the locals for a coffee break. Then you will have time for a little walk around and to visit the chapel of Profitis Ilias. From here you will continue crossing the forest until we reach Agios Prodromos, the village with the best souvlaki in the Thessaloniki area. Then its time for lunch and to try Greek food and wine in a traditional tavern. On your last stop walk around the village Galatista to admire the Byzantine architecture of the 14th-century tower and the buildings. This day is an amazing experience, with great photo opportunities and the best way to get a better feeling for the people and life in Greece.

Thessaloniki: Guided Food Tour

6. Thessaloniki: Guided Food Tour

Wonder around the city center of Thessaloniki and discover all the Greek treasures the local street markets offer. A great variety of herbs and spices will be found along the way to excite your senses, as well as a diversity of meat and cheese goods to please even the most demanding tastes. The smell of fresh roasted Greek coffee will often follow your path, leading you to one of the oldest traditional coffee houses in Greece. Are you ready to be amazed yet? The tour will begin once the group is gathered at the meeting point, from where you will depart for the first stop for a traditional Greek breakfast. Here "bougatsa" (filo pastry filled with cream) will be served hot and sprinkled with powdered sugar and cinnamon, and afterwards you will walk across the open markets to explore famous areas such as “Louloudadika”. Your final stop will be at “Solomonidis” place for a most delicious goodbye, where you will have gyros or souvlaki for lunch. For those unfamiliar with this classic Greek dish, you may be informed that Gyros and Souvlaki will come along with French fries, delicately wrapped in pita bread.

Thessaloniki: Ride & Bite Tour

7. Thessaloniki: Ride & Bite Tour

The ride and bite tour is the perfect tour if you are a food lover! In three hours you will cycle to several traditional market places like the Kapani and Modiano markets. You will visit the best local culinary shops where you will taste local delicacies and other Greek products. This is a relaxing and tasteful cycling tour that will teach you many Greek table manners and food traditions. Food is not the only thing on the menu for this tour. The English/Dutch-speaking guide will also show you several sights in the city. In short, you will return at the end of this tour, having seen the beauty of Thessaloniki and with a full belly!

Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Lake Kerkini

8. Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Lake Kerkini

Explore the sublime landscape of Lake Kerkini, one of Europe's most important wetlands, and home to over 300 species of birds. Marvel at the spectacle of flamingos in the wild on an unforgettable boat tour. Get back to nature as you absorb the sight of herds of buffalo grazing around the lake on an incredible day trip from Thessaloniki. Explore the natural habitat of these stunning animals in style as you enjoy the opportunity to take a horse-riding trip around the lake. Absorb the breathtaking scenery as you continue on to the picturesque village of Ano Poroia, nestled at the foot of Mount Beles, to tuck into an authentic meal of local delicacies.

Athens: 5 Days in Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki & Macedonia

9. Athens: 5 Days in Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki & Macedonia

Day 1: Drive through the fertile plains of the Beotia region, passing the towns of Thebes, Levadia, and Arachova. Arrive in Delphi and visit the archaeological site, the most famous oracle of the ancient world. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town located at the foot of the astonishing Meteora complex, whose gigantic rocks rise steeply from the plain of Thessaly (dinner and overnight). Day 2: Visit Meteora and admire the ageless Monasteries perched on top of huge rocks, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Depart from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki, driving through the valley of the longest river in Greece, the Aliakcmon. Arrive in Thessaloniki, the second largest and the most vibrant city in Greece (dinner and overnight). Day 3: In the morning visit the city that throughout the era of the Byzantine Empire was the “co-reigning” city, second in population and prestige only to Constantinople. Visit unique monuments and feel the glorious Byzantine past in some of the oldest and most characteristic churches of the Christian world as well as the Museum of Byzantine Culture, awarded with the Council of Europe's Museum Prize in 2005. The rest of the day is free, to enjoy time in the lively city center (dinner and overnight). Day 4: Spend the day exploring the highlights of Macedonia, first with a stop in picturesque Edessa to see the town's famous waterfalls. Then proceed to Naoussa to learn about Aristotle's School, the site where the great philosopher taught the doctrines of morals and politics to Alexander the Great and the Macedonian youth. Next drive to Vergina (ancient Aigai) to visit the museum created in the Great Tumulus covering the royal tombs of Macedonia. See the astonishing findings from the tomb of King Phillip II, Alexander's father, and feel the thrill of the greatest discovery of the 20th century. Continue a few miles further to Veria (Biblical Beroea) to visit Saint Paul's Bema, and stroll through the old Jewish neighborhood and the colorful market area. Return to Thessaloniki (dinner and overnight). Day 5: Drive to Pella, the capital of Alexander the Great. See the exquisite floor mosaics decorating the villas from the 4th century B.C. and visit the new Museum. Then proceed and visit the Archaeological Park of Dion, a city sacred to the Macedonians and situated at the foot of Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece and house of the 12 Gods of Greek Mythology. On the way back to Athens, drive through the striking Thessaly Plain and the Valley of Tempi, admire the gigantic figure of Mount Olympus, and stop in Thermopylae to see the Leonidas Monument. Arrive in Athens late in the afternoon.

Thessaloniki: Historic Private Walking Tour

10. Thessaloniki: Historic Private Walking Tour

This historic walking tour takes you to many different UNESCO World Heritage monuments with the aid of a licensed archaeologist tour guide. Exploring this city's triangle of Byzantine, Ottoman and Jewish cultures and histories will be an experience to remember! During your walk, see the Byzantine Christian churches and the Roman Agora, established during the city's Roman period. Pass through beautiful flower and food markets, where you can taste Bougatsa, a characteristic dessert from the area. Visit the Crypt of Saint Dimitris, one of the latest archaeological finds hidden under the church, and the Catacombs of Saint John. As you go, your guide will explain the significance of all the sights, as well as the heritage of the city - from its ancient beginnings to its Christian period to its Ottoman period,  and then at one point one of the most significant places in Jewish heritage and culture, this city is a mosaic of cultures and stories. Finish your tour with a visit to one of the most significant landmarks of the Macedonian region: the White Tower, a symbol of the city and its strength.

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What people are saying about Thessaloniki

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based on 22 reviews

We had an amazing time with Maria in the Thessaloniki food tour! She is kind, knowledgeable, and full of love for her city and the traditional food. We were lucky enough to get a private tour and Maria tailored the tour to our wants and needs. The history was facsinating, the food amazing and it was just the perfect way to get to know the city. Thanks a lot Maria, hope we meet again!

It’s great to explore different aspects of the city, not monuments. This was an eye opener to a lot of things.. how locals eat,,where do they shop .. our guide was a lot of fun and interactive. An interactive tour is so much more pleasant and informative tgan a static one!!!

We had a lovely time with Maria - we were lucky enough to get a private tour because we were the first of the new season. It was an excellent way to get to know the city and experience it like a local. Really tasty food and lots of interesting history. Thanks again Maria!

Great bike tour, wonderful guide, so many stories. My kid and I had a good time on the waterfront riding bikes, eating pastry and visiting unknown attractions, like a Second World War ship. Truly recommend it

A beautiful experience. The driver was very good and there are no words to describe the views both in Edessa and pozar. Will surely do it again.