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Our most recommended Thessaloniki Walking 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: Walking Tour

2. 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: City Introduction Self-Guided Phone Tour

3. Thessaloniki: City Introduction Self-Guided Phone Tour

Do you want to learn interesting information about 10 of the most important attractions in the city, discover hidden locations, read incredible legends(This is not an audio tour) and walk a magical and relaxing route? Do you want an accessible, easy and interactive way to explore Thessaloniki? This self-guided mobile walking tour might be perfect for you. Grab the opportunity to explore Thessaloniki in at least 10 locations that every person would like to have in their memory. There is no schedule, you can attend the tour any day you want, any time you wish, you can do it in snippets, taking a break for food, shopping or anything else you can think of, you can even close the app and continue another day, the tour will be there waiting for you. The most important thing? It's a completely private activity, as the app offers you the uniqueness and privacy of your mobile phone. Additionally, you'll learn about stories and urban legends associated with the city or monuments you visit. The trails you follow are unique, and will not bore you, but will in themselves direct you to explore other "treasures" such as small scenic paths or enchanting but unknown squares. Enjoy the tour in your language. The integration with google maps will make sure that you will never get lost! You can join with friends, alone, with your family, or with your partners and learn about the city as you wander around. 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. Download the ‘’World City Trail ‘’ app from the store. You will receive a serial key via SMS , What’s app and email in order to login. Then start your tour and enjoy!

Thessaloniki Highlights Self Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

4. 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.

Vergina Aigai Royal Tombs: Ticket & Thessaloniki Audio Guide

5. Vergina Aigai Royal Tombs: Ticket & Thessaloniki Audio Guide

Experience the Museum of the Royal Graves of Aigai at your own pace with a combo skip-the-line e-ticket and a captivating self-guided audio tours on your smartphone for the museum. This is also your chance to discover the history as well as a number of fascinating sites that shaped contemporary Thessaloniki with a self-guided audio walking tour. Receive your ticket by email, download the app and the audio tours on your phone, prior to your visit, and travel back in time to experience the grandeur of the Royal Graves of Aigai. Do not also miss to discover contemporary Thessaloniki with a self-guided audio walking tour. Put on your headphones and discover the Museum of the Royal Graves of Aigai through the power of storytelling and learn historical information and uncommon stories and anecdotes from ancient times. It is also your chance to explore Thessaloniki with a self-guided city walking tour on your phone and lose yourself in the beauty of its stories. Tour’s content is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief original stories that will make your visit both engaging and informative. The audio tours can be used repeatedly and anytime, before or after your visit. This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into contemporary Thessaloniki, the capital of multinationalism and relate to your surroundings in an entirely original way.

Thessaloniki: Guided Walking Tour in the Historical Center

6. Thessaloniki: Guided Walking Tour in the Historical Center

In present-day noisy downtown Thessaloniki, a series of monuments from the Greek and Roman era, along with Byzantine temples -many of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites- are considered cultural treasures and explain why the city is considered by many an “open museum”. Roman open sites, Ottoman monuments, public squares with a European essence, traditional markets and many more, are underlining its multicultural character, along with a collection of various religions, languages, and customs, all combined and thrived within its walls. This walking tour aims to create a narrative about a multicultural city which never lost its urban profile, by connecting many different monuments from various eras -from antiquity to the recent past. In the courtyard of St. Demetrios, patron saint of Thessaloniki, an experienced certified tour guide will introduce you to the 2,300-year old history of the city, accompany you inside the church and its catacombs and share with you its well-hidden secrets. One of the most important archaeological sites of the Roman Thessaloniki will await you only a few steps from the meeting point. Its story includes important buildings, Roman habits, trading products and a surprise engraved on an ancient Roman commercial road. You will visit Thessaloniki's first Ottoman baths, that still stand next to a road that remains the city's most important one from its foundation to date, as well as the narrow streets of one of the oldest, traditional and open ottoman markets that will take you to other times. Right in the middle of Thessaloniki's most important square, you will get to learn the breath-taking story of an event that changed the city once and for all. Then you will explore a colorful neighborhood taking its name from the flower shops one finds there. In every corner, it hides pieces of the history of the city's Israeli community. Next stop? Ladadika - one of the liveliest neighborhoods in the center of Thessaloniki. Years ago the neighborhood was full of aromas of all kinds of spices and products that arrived at the port of Thessaloniki from every corner of the world. The port of Thessaloniki is the perfect spot from which you can admire the White Tower, the city's symbol, but also the wonderful view of the Thermaic Gulf. And if you listen carefully, you might hear the voice of a mermaid looking for her brother...

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What people are saying about Thessaloniki

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.

Our guide Mirjam was the most knowledgeable person and entertaining. We learnt so many facts about Thessaloniki.