Thessaloniki Food Tour
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.
- Local English-speaking escort
- Coffee and/or Tea
- Local snack - Bougatsa
- Ouzo & meze, olives, cheese, sweet treats
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Minimum age is 6 years
I did this tour with Kyriakos recently. He was a very kind and good guide that provided a lot of information during the tour, and sent everything we covered after the tour as well as some suggestions of other places to try. The one thing I was a little disappointed with though was that for the price, I was hoping to try actual Greek dishes but it was mostly snack type foods like pastries, cheese, olives, etc... Nothing wrong with that kind of food but I like to try main dishes as well. Otherwise good tour.
The food and market tour of Thessaloniki was excellent, as was tour guide Stratos. There was a broad spectrum of tastes and sites that we may not have experienced on our own. Come hungry!
Knowledgable, enthusiastic guide. Great tour, delicious food.