Start this tasty Thessaloniki food tour in the most important and crowded square in Thessaloniki - Aristotelous Square - surrounded by impressive neoclassical buildings.
As drinking coffee is a daily ritual in Greece, you could not ease yourself into the day without sipping a cup of freshly brewed Greek coffee in a traditional kafeneion. Enjoy the local atmosphere as you mingle with locals and learn all about Greece’s coffee culture. Then, you can taste traditional koulouri, a small round piece of bread with sesame seeds, as well as, bougatsa, the Thessaloniki-style most popular pie that can be filled with almost anything, such as sweet cream or spinach, cheese, mince, and much more.
Continue your culinary journey with a visit to Thessaloniki’s two best-known open-air markets. Wander through the cobblestoned alleys where locals flock daily to buy fresh vegetables, fruits, fish, meat, spices, dairy, homemade products, and many local specialties. Next, you’ll head to Athonos. Enjoy a take-it-easy time like locals love to do in an old-fashion ouzeri, where you’ll treat your taste buds to delicious meze (local Greek tapas) paired with ouzo or tsipouro.
Your Thessaloniki tour couldn’t be completed without stopping at a pastry shop with mouthwatering local delights. Sample delicious siropiasta, a variety of syrupy sweets originated from Istanbul and Asia Minor that the Greek refugees of these areas brought with them here during the 1920s, following till nowadays these old authentic recipes.