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Our most recommended Thessaloniki Food & Gourmet Tours

Thessaloniki: Culinary Walking Tour for Food Lovers

1. Thessaloniki: Culinary Walking Tour for Food Lovers

In three hours you will walk to several traditional market places like the Kapani and Modiano markets. You will visit the best local culinary shops where you will taste local delicacies and other Greek products.  This culinary walking tour is a relaxing and tasteful tour that will teach you many Greek table manners and food traditions that ends with a lunch of different mezedes (small shared dishes). Food is not the only thing on the menu for this tour. The English/Dutch-speaking guide will also show you several sights in the city. In short, you will return at the end of this tour with a great deal of culinary knowledge and a full belly.

Thessaloniki: Open Markets Food Tasting Tour

2. Thessaloniki: Open Markets Food Tasting Tour

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.

Edessa & Pozar Thermal Springs Private Day Trip

3. Edessa & Pozar Thermal Springs Private Day Trip

Start your day with a pickup from your hotel/apartment in Thessaloniki and head towards the first stop, Edessa. Edessa, the capital of the Pella regional unit is also known as ‘the city of water.’ Admire the scenic beauty of the beautiful landscapes of tall trees and flowerbeds. Visit the picturesque Karanos waterfall of Edessa and see the gigantic water curtain that he creates. Pause for a coffee or meal surrounded by the green vistas and accompanied by sounds of running waters. Depart from Edessa and continue your journey to the natural thermal springs of Pozar. Located in the foothills of Mt. Kaimaktsalan provides a stunning backdrop amidst tall trees and wild vegetation. Benefit from the healing properties of water naturally heated to a temperature of 37° Celsius. Revitalize your energy in the warm waters of the Pozar Thermal Baths and soothe away your aches and pains. Grab a cup of coffee or have some free time to walk around before your journey back to Thessaloniki.

Thessaloniki: Guided Food Tour

4. Thessaloniki: Guided Food Tour

Wonder around the city center of Thessaloniki and discover all the Greek treasures the local street markets offer. A great variety of herbs and spices will be found along the way to excite your senses, as well as a diversity of meat and cheese goods to please even the most demanding tastes. The smell of fresh roasted Greek coffee will often follow your path, leading you to one of the oldest traditional coffee houses in Greece. Are you ready to be amazed yet? The tour will begin once the group is gathered at the meeting point, from where you will depart for the first stop for a traditional Greek breakfast. Here "bougatsa" (filo pastry filled with cream) will be served hot and sprinkled with powdered sugar and cinnamon, and afterwards you will walk across the open markets to explore famous areas such as “Louloudadika”. Your final stop will be at “Solomonidis” place for a most delicious goodbye, where you will have gyros or souvlaki for lunch. For those unfamiliar with this classic Greek dish, you may be informed that Gyros and Souvlaki will come along with French fries, delicately wrapped in pita bread.

Thessaloniki: Ride & Bite Tour

5. Thessaloniki: Ride & Bite Tour

The ride and bite tour is the perfect tour if you are a food lover! In three hours you will cycle to several traditional market places like the Kapani and Modiano markets. You will visit the best local culinary shops where you will taste local delicacies and other Greek products. This is a relaxing and tasteful cycling tour that will teach you many Greek table manners and food traditions. Food is not the only thing on the menu for this tour. The English/Dutch-speaking guide will also show you several sights in the city. In short, you will return at the end of this tour, having seen the beauty of Thessaloniki and with a full belly!

Thessaloniki: Private Traditional Villages Tour

6. Thessaloniki: Private Traditional Villages Tour

Starting the journey from your hotel and head towards your first stop in the village of Livadi. From here you will head straight through the oak and chestnut forest with many stops for spring water and trying local products. On top of the hill, you will enjoy the magnificent views over the Aegean Sea and the lakes Volvi. Next stop is the traditional village of Petrokerasa, where you will join the locals for a coffee break. Then you will have time for a little walk around and to visit the chapel of Profitis Ilias. From here you will continue crossing the forest until we reach Agios Prodromos, the village with the best souvlaki in the Thessaloniki area. Then its time for lunch and to try Greek food and wine in a traditional tavern. On your last stop walk around the village Galatista to admire the Byzantine architecture of the 14th-century tower and the buildings. This day is an amazing experience, with great photo opportunities and the best way to get a better feeling for the people and life in Greece.

Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Lake Kerkini

7. Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Lake Kerkini

Explore the sublime landscape of Lake Kerkini, one of Europe's most important wetlands, and home to over 300 species of birds. Marvel at the spectacle of flamingos in the wild on an unforgettable boat tour. Get back to nature as you absorb the sight of herds of buffalo grazing around the lake on an incredible day trip from Thessaloniki. Explore the natural habitat of these stunning animals in style as you enjoy the opportunity to take a horse-riding trip around the lake. Absorb the breathtaking scenery as you continue on to the picturesque village of Ano Poroia, nestled at the foot of Mount Beles, to tuck into an authentic meal of local delicacies.

Thessaloniki: Highlights Tour on a Bicycle

8. Thessaloniki: Highlights Tour on a Bicycle

This highlight tour starts off in an atmospheric area of Thessaloniki, Valaoritou. From here the local guide will bring you to two authentic Greek markets, the Kapani Market and the Modiano Market. After exploring this part of the culture, you will visit the historical Aristotelous Square. A visit to the ancient Roman Agora and the Dikasterion Square can't be forgotten. At the end of a street with many architectural differences also lies the famous Mausoleum, which was built by the remarkable Roman emperor Galerius. After visiting his palace and his arc, you will move on to the pride of Thessaloniki, the White Tower. This tower, which stands directly on the boulevard, will make you really marvel at this city. Cycling on this boulevard will give you a beautiful view over the sea and the surrounding mountains, before you eventually end up in the traditional area of Ladadika. During the day this is the perfect area to wander around and have a delicious Greek lunch, and at night this area comes to life with its many clubs and bars. After three hours of exploring you will be back at the starting point, walking away with unforgettable memories.

Thessaloniki: Historic Private Walking Tour

9. Thessaloniki: Historic Private Walking Tour

This historic walking tour takes you to many different UNESCO World Heritage monuments with the aid of a licensed archaeologist tour guide. Exploring this city's triangle of Byzantine, Ottoman and Jewish cultures and histories will be an experience to remember! During your walk, see the Byzantine Christian churches and the Roman Agora, established during the city's Roman period. Pass through beautiful flower and food markets, where you can taste Bougatsa, a characteristic dessert from the area. Visit the Crypt of Saint Dimitris, one of the latest archaeological finds hidden under the church, and the Catacombs of Saint John. As you go, your guide will explain the significance of all the sights, as well as the heritage of the city - from its ancient beginnings to its Christian period to its Ottoman period,  and then at one point one of the most significant places in Jewish heritage and culture, this city is a mosaic of cultures and stories. Finish your tour with a visit to one of the most significant landmarks of the Macedonian region: the White Tower, a symbol of the city and its strength.

Thessaloniki: Private Wineries Tour & Tasting with Locals

10. Thessaloniki: Private Wineries Tour & Tasting with Locals

Explore the vineyards of Thessaloniki and visit two wineries where you will sample the best local wines. Taste iconic wines from local and international varieties with the locals on a private tour. Your first stop will be at Domaine Florian, a boutique winery where the winemaker focuses on environmentally friendly and quality-oriented cultivation of his vineyards. Enjoy wine tasting their most classic labels on the balcony overlooking the Thermaikos bay area. The next stop will be the renowned Estate Gerovassiliou where the owner is undeniably one of the best winemakers in Greece. Sample the iconic wines of the estate in a new building over the vines while gazing at the beautiful Mount Olympus. During the tour, you will also enter the Wine Museum of the estate and get the chance to witness the collection of wine objects and corkscrews.

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What people are saying about Thessaloniki

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 22 reviews

We had a wonderful time walking around Thessaloniki with Maria (Marjam). She is an excellent guide, passionate not only about the city's food but also about its history, architecture and culture. The weather was stormy (in the middle of summer) but Maria found a way to work around the weather, changing the itinerary to make everything work. The entire family (three teenagers, including two vegetarians!) really enjoyed the tour, and we would gladly take another one...

Maria was knowledgeable, friendly, and a wonderful tour guide! Her vast experience with Thessaloniki cuisine and her understanding of the of city’s history intersected to provide us with the most incredible experience!! Every food we tasted was the best the city has to offer- from the hand made bougasta, the olive, feta & cured meat samplings to the traditional Greek taverna meal! Maria is a gem and we were lucky to have her as our culinary tour guide!

My boyfriend and I had a great experience on the food tour with Maria. We had limited time in Thessaloniki. This tour was a great way to learn a bit about the culture, see some of the city, and enjoy delicious food. Maria, our guide, was very knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed walking around, sampling various local specialties, and learning from her. The tour ended with a delicious lunch as well. I would highly recommend this experience!

We only had 1 day to see the beautiful city of Thessaloniki, and this was the perfect mix between tasting the wonderful array of food, seeing the sights, learning about the culture and how it developed, as well as hearing about some of the history of the city.

Guide was great. And was eager to show us all within our special interests. Thanks!!