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Thessaloniki Food Tour

  • 3.5-hour food walking tour of Thessaloniki
  • Learn about Greek cuisine from a food-loving local guide
  • Explore the vibrant food markets of Modiano and Kapani
Thessaloniki Food Tour
From USD 110.20
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Thessaloniki Food Tour
From USD 110.20
Eat your way around Thessaloniki with this 3.5-hour food walking tour. Snack on Greek meze dishes, fresh bread, local liquors and syrupy sweet treats as you explore the port city’s bustling markets. With a local to guide you, you’ll visit Modiano and Kapani markets, whose stalls are overflowing with fresh fish and meat, baked goods, aromatic coffee and a colorful array of fruit and vegetables. Then, stop in at a traditional taverna and savor a meze platter before concluding at one of Thessaloniki’s old candy shops. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people.
What to Expect
Head to Aristotelous Square in central Thessaloniki to meet your guide and start your food tour of the city. Kick-start your morning with a cup of strong Greek coffee to get your energy levels up, and then continue into Thessaloniki’s bustling commercial district to learn about Greek gastronomy.

A Mediterranean cuisine, Greek food is typically high in nutrients and low in animal fats, and dishes are cooked according to time-tested recipes that have been passed down over generations. With incredible islands and large expanses of coastal land, Greece is known for its incredible seafood and Thessaloniki – as an ancient port town – is one of the best places for it.

Wander through the food markets of Modiano and nearby Kapani to see crates of freshly caught fish loaded onto heaving stalls alongside tempting barrels of juicy plump olives. Try koulouri, a round roll of bread topped with sesame seeds, and compare the flavors with bougatsa, a similar roll that can be filled with almost anything, although spinach, cheese and mince are the usual fillers.

After soaking up the atmosphere of the markets and discovering the best stalls and traditional ingredients, continue to Athonos Square. Home to a cluster of charming old-world ouzeria (taverns), the square is one of the best places in the city to feast on a platter of meze alongside a shot of ouzo or tsipouro.

The adventure isn’t complete without a visit to one of Thessaloniki’s old candy shops, so head inside one to sample siropiasta, a syrupy sweet treat that was introduced to Greece in the 1920s. Your tour then finishes inside the shop.
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Reviews (13)
1 - 5 of 9 reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2018
amazing tour. great info not only about food but history of city as well.

Kyriakos was a pleasure to be around and a great tour guide. Took us all around the city at a great pace. Not only did he know so much about the food we were trying , he knew so much about the history of greeces...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Christopher R
Reviewed 6 September 2018

It has been a pleasure walking around with THESSALONIKI URBAN ADVENTURE. I really enjoyed the tour and I had the opportunity to taste a lot of Greek dishes. They were really delicious. Also our tourist guide, Stratos, was really kind and he shared with us...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank angelatartaglia
Reviewed 26 August 2018
Interesting day around Thessaloniki

Our family, including 2 teenagers, enjoyed a lovely afternoon walking around Thessaloniki with our guide Kyriakos. He was incredibly hospitable, allowing us into his home and offering us a lunch and light snack after our tour. It was really interesting to gain insight into the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jhb987
Reviewed 25 August 2018
Good introduction to Thessaloniki sights, history and food

Really enjoyed to tour, which was hosted by Kyriakos. Greta host, enjoyed to food and the fact that we got to keep some of it

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mark M
Reviewed 17 May 2018

We had a wonderful tour with a lot of history blended in. The markets were very interesting to see, smell, and experience. Our guide Kyriakos was quite helpful with the culture and history of the different foods and customs.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank William S
STEFANOS P, Public Relations Manager at Thessaloniki Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Hello William, and thanks for taking time to write your feedback on our tour. We are so happy that you enjoyed our tour and city. Safe travels and hope to have you back in Greece soon! Greetings from Kyriakos! Stefanos

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