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Hidden Markets of Thessaloniki
- 3 hours
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Forget airconditioned malls and beige boutiques, join this Thessaloniki tour to shop like the ancients did. Coppersmiths, butchers, fishmongers and spice traders have been working in Thessaloniki's markets for centuries, and they still are. Meet them for a living history lesson - it's much more fun than ancient history class was in school.
* Uncover hidden markets on this Thessaloniki tour
* Meet artisans preserving age-old professions
* Wander through the flowers at Louloudadika
* Admire Turkish baths
* Be astonished by the history of Modiano
* Say hello to traditional coppersmiths in Chalkeon
* Travel back in time at the Paliatzidika market
* Get amongst it in lively Ladadika.
What's included in this trip
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Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact Thessaloniki Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
In general, there are few dress restrictions in Europe and dress codes are similar to those you are used to at home. Please note though that in many churches modest dress is required; no shorts or skimpy tops are permitted.
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively, children below 6 years of age are not permitted.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this trip.
Since ancient times, Thessaloniki has been a major commercial centre for not only Greece, but also for the entire Balkan region. And today, while it is a very modern city, it still retains a strong sense of its history. Contemporary buildings sit comfortably alongside age-old monuments, and memories from Byzantium are very much alive, as more people discover the wonder of Thessaloniki travel experiences.
This Thessaloniki walking tour will take you through the hidden local markets. Here you’ll discover local artisans producing fine jewelry, and leather, copper and bronze products, in a traditional way. Be surprised by how many professions from the past are in fact still preserved in this fascinating city.
The Thessaloniki tour adventure will start in famous Aristotelous Square. Passing through one of the busiest commercial areas of the city, you will visit Louloudadika – the flower shop centre – and have the chance to admire the Turkish baths of Giahoudi Hamam. With a history that dates back to the 12th century, a walk in the open-air markets, Modiano and Kapani, will be an unforgettable experience. Fish, fresh vegetables, fruit, dairy products, traditional butchers, and spices from the east create a setting that vividly evokes the past.
Nearby is the Chalkeon market, where you’ll have the chance to meet coppersmiths who still preserve their traditional profession. Walk through the Student’s market before travelling back in time at the Paliatzidika market. Continue on to lively Bit Pazar, an area with a history that dates back to 1928. It’ll no doubt be a great opportunity to get some unique Thessaloniki travel photos.
Your exploration through the hidden markets of Thessaloniki will end in Ladadika, a place that is famous for its role in trading oil. Memories from those years will come alive as your local expert guide leads you through its atmospheric paved alleys while explaining its history. Nowadays, Ladadika is a place where you can find some of the city’s best cafes, restaurants and bars. As our Thessaloniki walking tour finishes here, why not take the opportunity to linger longer and lunch at one of Ladadika’s eateries? A great way to end your morning tour through Thessaloniki’s markets.