Thessaloniki Eat like a Local - Full Day Tour

Thessaloniki for Foodies

 

The best  “Eat like a Local”  full day tour

This cheery food tour will offer you the experience of authentic Greek cuisine in a way that only locals know. Perhaps you already know that Greece’s second larger city is a must-visit for foodies. On this tour, through the neighborhoods that locals have been eating in for centuries, you will understand why the city’s multiethnic history is reflected in its cuisine. Our meeting point is at Aristotelous Square. Skip breakfast today, because you will start your day with Rick Stein's favorite treat, "Bougatsa" – the traditional breakfast pastry of Thessaloniki. This pastry - brought by the immigrants from Byzantine Constantinople - is traditionally filled with a sweet vanilla cream. Over the years,  creativity took it a step further and now-days the filling varies from sweet and full of cream, to cheese, spinach, or even minced meat. Finish your breakfast with a piece of all-time-classic "Koulouri", probably the most popular and best-selling breakfast product in Greece. Appreciate the simplicity of taste in this round shaped, sprinkled with sesame seeds bread. 

Full of energy you will walk to an authentic neighborhood where people live, eat and shop for generations. Kapani - Vlali open-air market is one of the most lively parts of the city.  Here you will really get a glimpse of daily life while wandering the market’s narrow streets. The best of what  Greek nature has to offer is on display.   

Fruits, vegetables, fish, spices, herbs, even meat.  An explosion of colors, smells, and flavors!  Accidentally invented in 1957 during the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair, due to lack of hot water while exhibiting a new product for children, "Frappé" coffee, a foam-covered cold coffee, is perhaps the most popular coffee among Greek youth and foreign tourists. Or you can try the unique Greek coffee. Let's try one!

Afterwards, you will stroll the squares and discover an exciting city that blends ancient history with modernity. You will end up at a unique restaurant for a delicious lunch based on traditional Greek cuisine.

Free afternoon and then we meet again at  7 pm for your dinner. We won't tell you much now, but keep in mind that it will be an unforgettable evening tasting real Greece.  

Kali orexi ! - Bon appétit ! - Guten Appetit !

 

Inclusions

The price includes all food tastings, coffee, lunch and dinner as mentioned on the itinerary, and an always entertaining and personable English speaking guide.

 

Exclusions

Transportation to and from the food tour is not included. Detailed information on how to arrive at the meeting point may be provided upon request.  At the end of the tour, our guide is always more than happy to call a taxi for you or point you in the right direction.

All drinks 

Gratuities

Travel Insurance

Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

 

Departs

Daily at 8:30 am except Sundays. The food tour takes place in the city center, which is very well connected by public transport and starts both in the morning and evening at Aristotelous Square. Exact meeting point is provided with your booking confirmation.

 

Unavailable Dates

All Sundays and Greek public and national holidays:

  • New Year’s Day 01 January 
  • Epiphany, 06 January 
  • Clean Monday 
  • Independence Day Greece, 25 March 
  • Orthodox Good Friday
  • Orthodox Easter Sunday
  • Orthodox Easter Monday 
  • Labour Day, 01 May 
  • Holy Spirit Monday
  • Assumption of the Virgin Mary, 15 August 
  • OXI Day, 28 October 
  • Christmas Day, 25 December
  • Boxing Day, 26 December       

Cancellations

Cancellations made 2 weeks prior to the scheduled tour date are fully refundable. Our food tours run regardless of weather conditions – rain, hail or shine!

 

Have to know

Program language: English 

Participation: min 2 - max 6. For more please contact.

Although the area is quite flat, we recommend you to wear comfortable walking shoes and if rain is forecast, bring an umbrella as we will be outside for most of the tour. This tour is Family Friendly. If you have mobility issues please let us know in advance and we will do our best to find the best solution for you.

 

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