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Tastes of Thessaloniki
- 3.5 - 4 hours
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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.
* Be invigoratedbya strong Greek coffee
* Eat foods steeped in Byzantine history
* Wander through open-air markets
* Sip on ouzo in one of the city’s best ouzeris
* Soak up the hustle and bustle of Athonos Square of Thessaloniki
* Get a sugar fix while sampling syrupy siropiasta
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.
Thessaloniki is not only known for its beauty and impressive number of Byzantine monuments, but also for its great food. Starting this Thessaloniki food tour from Aristotelous Square, your local guide will take you on a walking tour to discover some of the authentic tastes of the city. Kickstart the tour with a cup of Greek coffee. It doesn’t matter if it’s in its modern (cold) version or if you sample a traditional hot Greek coffee, you’ll still be sipping a cup of history at the same time as learning about this delicious brew.
Continue your journey with your local guide to the busy commercial areas of Thessaloniki, sampling many flavours along the way. Try koulouri and bougatsa–small round breads with sesame seeds that are incredibly tasty. While koulouriis delightfully plain, bougatsacan be filled with almost anything – cream, spinach, cheese, mince and much more! With both breads having a history that dates back to the Byzantine era, koulouri and bougatsa are undoubtedly fascinating foods.
Then wander through Thessaloniki’s two best-known open-air markets, Modiano and Kapani. With charming paved alleys, hundreds of people and fresh vegetables, fruits, fish, meat, spices, dairy, home-made products and many local specialties filling the stalls, the markets have a unique and vibrant atmosphere that’s easy to enjoy.
Move on to Athonos Square and be amazed by beautiful scenery that compliments the numerous old-world ouzeris and small taverns in a picture-perfect way. Visit one of the best ouzeris in the city and taste meze accompanied with ouzo or tsipouro.
Of course, the adventure could not end without a visit to one of the city’s oldest confectioneries for a sample of siropiasta. These syrupy sweets are still made from the original recipes that Greek refugees brought with them during the1920s from Istanbul and Asia Minor. As this Thessaloniki food tour ends here, you can either stay on to explore the area further or accompany your guide back to Aristotelous Square.