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Thessaloniki Food Stories: Gastronomic tour

About the tour:

 

Thessaloniki since its foundation in 315 BC. has always been a cosmopolitan center, a crossroad of people and cultures. So is her gastronomy: a mixture of traditions of Christian, Muslim, Armenian and Jewish populations that coexisted in the city with the traditions Greek refugees brought with them, when they arrived from Asia Minor in the early 20th century.

The fact that the city is located in the center of the fertile Macedonian flatland with a busy harbor, has influenced as expected, it’s market, which has always been full of fresh local agricultural and livestock products, as well as exotic food raw materials.

The tour is the perfect experience for those who love food & drinks and want to get familiar with the city’s past and present through the flavors and tastes that give Thessaloniki its unique gastronomic character.

Language:

English, Greek

Transportation:

Walking tour
The total distance is about 5 km and includes six (6) stops for degustations and lunch

Locations:

Selected spots in the historical, traditional & modern commercial center of Thessaloniki city

Food tasting stops:

Five (5) for coffee and snack, traditional handmade pies, local cheese and cured meats, Greek olives and extra virgin olive oil, sweets & delicacies

Lunch:

Included
As a group we will enjoy lunch in a taverna, where we will eat like locals several meze, traditional Greek dishes paired with local retsina, ouzo, tsipouro and wines

Accessibility:

The tour is accessible for people with limited mobility

We think green:

During the tour we do not use plastic single use cutlery and packaging

Children:

Accompanied children 12+ are welcome

Useful notice:

Suitable for walking shoes, rain coat and/or umbrella during rainy days.
In case of extremely bad weather the tour is cancelled

Special notice:

In case of special dietary needs (allergies etc.), please inform the tour guide before the tour.

Shopping:

Shopping costs are not included.
During the tour stores of special interest will be mentioned for personal information

Duration:

4 hours

Groups:

Min 6 persons, max 15 persons.

Cost:

Please contact us for an offer