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Our most recommended Thessaloniki Sightseeing Cruises

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.

From Thessaloniki: Chalkidiki Blue Lagoon Cruise with Lunch

2. From Thessaloniki: Chalkidiki Blue Lagoon Cruise with Lunch

Get picked up at your hotel or nearby location in central Thessaloniki, and then journey by bus to Ormos Panagias for the start of your cruise to the Drenia islands complex of 6 tiny islets. Cool down with a refreshing swim and snorkel with the marine life on arrival, then enjoy a tasty lunch on the beach. Next, sail to Ammouliani island for a coffee or another chance to swim in the crystal-clear waters. Go for a stroll around the village to appreciate everyday life in Greece.  Stop for another swim close to the village of Vourvourou and between the Diaporos islands as you cruise back towards Ormos Panagias. Look for seagulls and dolphins in their natural environment and listen to some authentic Greek bouzouki music along the way.

Thessaloniki: Half-Day Sailing Cruise to Shipwreck Bay

3. Thessaloniki: Half-Day Sailing Cruise to Shipwreck Bay

Take a memorable and breathtaking cruise to discover the beaches of Thessaloniki. Enjoy a half-day cruise in the crystal clear sea of Thermaikos Bay on a comfortable luxury boat. Visit beautiful beaches, explore and swim in the turquoise waters, and see places with a magnificent view where you can swim, sunbathe, and snorkel. Your main destination is Navagio Beach, opposite Mount Olympus, the residence of the Greek gods. Along the sandy coastline, turquoise waters cover the wreck of a ship that sank in 1970, leaving a beautiful location for underwater exploring.  At noon, enjoy a delicious lunch prepared from scratch by the captain. Experience the flavors of northern Greece, accompanied by local wine, while listening to Greek music. Grab your camera, grab your bathing suit, and embark on an unforgettable journey on the crystal waters of Greece.

Thessaloniki: Private Guided Tour to Meteora

4. Thessaloniki: Private Guided Tour to Meteora

Enjoy a private tour to the stunning Meteora rocks from Thessaloniki. Discover magnificent monasteries built between the 14th-16th centuries, and marvel at how the monks even managed to construct them in the first place. After convenient pickup at your accommodation in Thessaloniki, make your way toward Meteora. As you arrive through narrow winding rows, catch an awe-inspiring first glimpse of the Great Monastery, as it is commonly known. Try to fathom the majesty and size of a building constructed atop a huge sandstone column. Upon arrival, drive up to the monasteries in the cooler morning hours, giving you time to see as much of the site as possible. As you climb up the hill toward the first monastery, wonder how on earth the monks managed to build this incredible place. Building materials could only be brought up by a system of ropes, baskets, and pulleys, and the same went for getting provisions in and out of the community. One of the monasteries you will visit is the Holy Trinity, which is the most isolated and most difficult to reach. For this reason, it makes sense to choose to tackle the 140 steps to reach it first. Revel in the reward of phenomenal panoramic views, and see why Holy Trinity was given a starring role in the James Bond film, “For Your Eyes Only.” St. Stephen's is probably the most accessible monastery as it's situated on the plain, rather than perched on a vertiginous clifftop. Join the friendly cats who love to bask on the sun-drenched walls outside this little monastery. Admire the carved door furniture and the way the sun hits the stone and casts long shadows, and get a glimpse into monastic life through the little, open monk's cell at St. Nicholas. On the way out of the Grand Meteoron Monastery (the largest of the 6), don’t forget to follow a time-honored tradition by slipping a little note into the crack in the rocks. Finally, end your tour in Kalampaka for lunch, and relish finger-licking meals fresh from the farms around. The tour concludes with drop-off back at your accommodation in Thessaloniki.

Thessaloniki: Walking Tour

5. Thessaloniki: Walking Tour

Begin the tour at the White Tower of Thessaloniki, which is the most commonly known monument of Thessaloniki and the symbol of the city because of its prominent position, long history, and implosive architecture. Continue walking towards the Nea Paralia to see the statue of Alexander the Great and admire the famous umbrellas - a true ornament of the City. On the way back, visit the OTE Tower located in Thessaloniki's International Fair Grounds. From there, take the option to enjoy a coffee in the Tower’s café bar or follow the rest of the group toward the final stop at the Arch of Galerius (Kamara).

Thessaloniki: Aristotle's Birthplace and Mt. Athos Cruise

6. Thessaloniki: Aristotle's Birthplace and Mt. Athos Cruise

Benefit from pick-up at centrally located hotels in Thessaloniki, and then journey by bus towards the village of Ouranopolis. Pass beautiful Lake Volvi and Lake Koroneia on the way to the birthplace of the philosopher Aristotle in the ancient city of Stagira, where you will take a guided tour of the ruins on arrival. Continue to Ouranopolis to embark on a cruise along the coast of Halkidiki and marvel at Mt. Athos and its miraculous monasteries from the water. Learn more about this important center of the Eastern Orthodox religion for over 1,800 years. Hear about the history and cultural importance of the complex, and appreciate the natural beauty of the holy mountain's mysterious setting. Get some free time for lunch or to go for a walk in the village after your cruise, and then head back towards Thessaloniki via the pretty village of Arnea.

Nea Michaniona Port: Sunset Cruise in Thessaloniki Bay

7. Nea Michaniona Port: Sunset Cruise in Thessaloniki Bay

Board the luxurious sailboat at the Nea Michaniona port marina and meet your experienced skipper. Sail into the Thermaikos gulf and see beautiful small bays with taverns and mansions on the sea. While being away from the hustle of the city you can swim in the clear water or relax on the deck with music. If you are lucky, experience a friendly encounter with the local dolphins which can be found in the region. Admire the beautiful sunset on the horizon and enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne with a light fruit salad as you end the day on a relaxing cruise.

Thessaloniki: Ride & Bite Tour

8. 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 Highlights Self Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

9. Thessaloniki Highlights Self Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Discover Thessaloniki with an interactive smartphone tour. Immerse yourself in the city while solving location-based riddles on this walking tour. Solve puzzles outside of ten Thessaloniki attractions. Admire the seaside Umbrellas statue by the Greek artist Zongolopoulos and see the 4th-century AD Arch of Galerius. Use clues at each attraction to find your next destination. Feel the satisfaction of solving each riddle. Have the freedom to pause or resume the tour whenever you want. Admire the city at your own pace. Uncover interesting information and facts about the city. Snap as many pictures as you want.  You can start playing anytime, the schedule is indicative. Start your tour at the much-photographed Arch of Galerius! Visit the magnificent Rotonda, while the "Ancient Agora" will give you a taste of life in the ancient center of the city. Take a photo at the statue of Eleftherios Venizelos a national leader with a huge contribution to Greece. Let yourself be lost in the beauty of the central Aristotelous Square. Visit Agia Sophia, a beautiful metropolitan church. You will also pass by the homonymous square and the famous Red House. Admire the iconic White Tower with its heavy history. The statue of the huge ancient Greek general, Alexander the Great, will enchant you and your camera! The icing on the cake of this unique experience will be the monument to the fallen of the Greek revolution of WWII.

Meteora: Full-Day Rail Tour From Thessaloniki

10. Meteora: Full-Day Rail Tour From Thessaloniki

Journey from Thessaloniki Railway Station to Kalambaka where your English-speaking driver will be waiting for you holding a signboard with your name on it and will transfer you to the Meteora monasteries via minibus.  Visit three monasteries and the hermit caves of Badovas on a 5-hour tour.  At the end of the day, your driver will transfer you back to Kalambaka, where you will have the time to stroll around and have a light lunch (not included). Arrive back in Thessaloniki at 8:31 PM.

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What people are saying about Thessaloniki

An awsome, marvellous experience, one of the best days in our lives! Captains Makis and Pávlos are experienced sailors and the most gentle human beings we've ever met in this kind of cruise! The sea, the food and the music are incredibly good and their companionship couldn't be more pleasant and entertaining! Captain Makis is a great cook and the time we had to swim before lunch was just perfect! Their ship is a beautiful boat, clean and safe, we had a wonderful experience, and it was even better than we thought it would be! Just impeccable, we made two great friends in Greece and will be forever thankful to them! With love, Ivan, Wanda and Cátia

Everything was excellent! Easy booking and excellent communication from Makis, prior to the trip and onboard. him and Pavlos (spelling?) were extremely hospitable and made the tour fun and relaxing. Shipwreck cove was a wonderful pre meal swim with comfortable temperatures and little fish to watch. The homemade meal was truly a treat and he had some good wine to go with it. Lastly, before heading out, we had a good chunk of time to sunbathe. We were even able to play "Tarzan & Jane" off the boat and into the water. An absolutely wonderful way to spend the day! highly recommend

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!

The experience was unforgettable! I am grateful for the driver who picked us up as agreed and for the care that all the people involved took of us. The beaches that we visited are among the most beautiful I have ever seen. As I said earlier, this was an unforgettable experience, well worth the money and I will be doing it again next time for sure!

The pictures do not do the activity justice!! It was absolutely wonderful. Friendly staff all around and the lunch was also good.