Guided tour

Thessaloniki: Open Markets Food Tasting Tour

4.7 / 5

29 reviews

Activity provider: Ammon Express

Thessaloniki: Open Markets Food Tasting Tour

Activity provider: Ammon Express

From US$ 48.54 per person

Explore the local food markets of Thessaloniki and discover unknown hot spots on an amazing walking tour. Learn the history of the open markets and famous traditional Greek tavernas, and taste a variety of tasty treasures.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek


  • Wander the maze of food stalls at Kapani and Modiano markets
  • Visit a grocery store that sells organic produce and enjoy some food tastings
  • Explore the Louloudadika area and lively Athonos Square
  • Discover a traditional crafts shop that sells folk art
Full description
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.
  • English-speaking host
  • Traditional Greek coffee
  • Food tastings
  • Cost of lunch after the tour
  • Optional tips

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Meeting point

Meet in front of Le Palace Art Hotel, 12 Tsimiski Street, Thessaloniki.

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  This is a family-friendly tour
  •  Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring sunscreen and a hat in the summer
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 29 reviews

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We were warmly welcomed by Rita. At the beginning she showed us a few shops where the locals shop. We were allowed to try everything there. She brought us some Greek specialties and homemade cakes, which was really nice. Then we walked through small streets where not much was going on, since mainly the Greeks go shopping there. We were never forced to buy anything, even if we tried something. The Greeks are very hospitable and we enjoyed our time very much. Always my pleasure. We can only recommend it.

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September 23, 2022

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!!!

October 25, 2021

An extraordinary tour! Rita was very friendly and almost familiar with the specialties of Greece and in particular those of the city of Thessaloniki. There is no boredom here! We have been Greece lovers for years but are always surprised and impressed by the friendly way people are treated. A “must do” in this beautiful city! Thanks to Rita and we look forward to seeing you again!

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January 13, 2020

Product ID: 156660