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Thessaloniki Food and Culture Tour: Tasty Exploration provided by Epiculiar

Thessaloniki Food and Culture Tour: Tasty Exploration

Thessaloniki Food and Culture Tour: Tasty Exploration
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About
This 2.5 hour “Thessaloniki tasty exploration” tour is designed to tackle your foodie mind. We’ll walk the city streets and visit non-touristic venues where you’ll experience the Greek everyday life. You’ll hear interesting facts and discover meaningful stories that shaped the local culture and cuisine. The mouthwatering bites, knowledgeable hosts and a pleasant walk (including the visit to open market open on Monday to Saturday) is just what you need if you have a several hours to explore Thessaloniki!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • The tour starts at 10am inside the Port of Thessaloniki, across Eleftherias Square (in front of the white mast). Our hosts will take you by the hand on this journey where you will enjoy tasty food and immerse into the richness of local life. Along with delicious bites, throughout the tour you will enjoy stories about Greek culture, customs and traditions.  We’ll start the day by grabbing some of the famous local pastries and snacks, just like Greeks like to do it. We’ll take you to the places with plenty of locals eating and drinking the well-known Greek appetizers and specialties! At these flavorful venues, you’ll taste and experience the real daily life of a Thessalonian and you will discover the secrets of a Greek open market (open on Monday to Saturday). You’ll have an opportunity to drink a coffee while listening to intriguing stories in a pleasant atmosphere of an undiscovered venue. You’ll leave this tour with sweet memories carved to your mind and a wish to come back for more! We are sure that this experience will be the best souvenir you will take home with you!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • The tour starts at 10am inside the Port of Thessaloniki, across Eleftherias Square (in front of the white mast). Our hosts will take you by the hand on this journey where you will enjoy tasty food and immerse into the richness of local life. Along with delicious bites, throughout the tour you will enjoy stories about Greek culture, customs and traditions.  We’ll start the day by grabbing some of the famous local pastries and snacks, just like Greeks like to do it. We’ll take you to the places with plenty of locals eating and drinking the well-known Greek appetizers and specialties! At these flavorful venues, you’ll taste and experience the real daily life of a Thessalonian and you will discover the secrets of a Greek open market (open on Monday to Saturday). You’ll have an opportunity to drink a coffee while listening to intriguing stories in a pleasant atmosphere of an undiscovered venue. You’ll leave this tour with sweet memories carved to your mind and a wish to come back for more! We are sure that this experience will be the best souvenir you will take home with you!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 53838P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • The 2.5-hr tour includes drinks and bites equivalent to a Greek brunch
  • Visit to the open market (open on Monday to Saturday)
  • Professionally trained hosts with extensive local food and cultural knowledge and great personalities
  • Breakfast
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Personal shopping
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Location Name: Meeting point: Inside the Port of Thessaloniki, across Eleftherias Square (in front of the white mast). Directions: Tour departs from inside the Port of Thessaloniki, nearby the white mast when you enter the Port on your left hand side. Your host will be wearing an 'E' badge on his/her T-shirt. Return Location: The tour does not finish at the starting point. Detailed return directions are provided.
  • Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Region, Central Macedonia
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual host
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • The total tour length is approximate; please allow for a grace period
  • Tours do not finish at the starting point. Detailed return directions are provided
  • Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended as on average 2.3km are covered per tour
  • We are child friendly! Children under 5, who will not consume at the tasting locations, do not require a separate ticket
  • We are child friendly! Children from 5 to 12 years old pay half price tickets.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • The 2.5-hr tour includes drinks and bites equivalent to a Greek brunch
  • Visit to the open market (open on Monday to Saturday)
  • Professionally trained hosts with extensive local food and cultural knowledge and great personalities
  • Breakfast
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Personal shopping
Departure details
  • Location Name: Meeting point: Inside the Port of Thessaloniki, across Eleftherias Square (in front of the white mast). Directions: Tour departs from inside the Port of Thessaloniki, nearby the white mast when you enter the Port on your left hand side. Your host will be wearing an 'E' badge on his/her T-shirt. Return Location: The tour does not finish at the starting point. Detailed return directions are provided.
  • Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Region, Central Macedonia
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual host
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • The total tour length is approximate; please allow for a grace period
  • Tours do not finish at the starting point. Detailed return directions are provided
  • Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended as on average 2.3km are covered per tour
  • We are child friendly! Children under 5, who will not consume at the tasting locations, do not require a separate ticket
  • We are child friendly! Children from 5 to 12 years old pay half price tickets.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

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Wouter V
Ghent, Belgium13 contributions
What a great host !
Nov 2019
I had the luxury of a 'private tour' since I was the only person that had booked the tour for last Saturday. It was a very pleasant and informative walk through the city, strolling from one place to the other. My lively and enthusiastic host Emma showed me all her hidden gems of Thessaloniki and introduced me to the local food scene - and the people and stories behind it. It was a great experience. She also made great suggestions for other places to visit in the afternoon.
Written 10 December 2019
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Dear WouterV1587, Thank you for the great review of your Epiculiar Food & Culture tour in Thessaloniki! Emma told us that you had a great time together and she loved being your host and showing you around our city. We also love her enthusiasm and passion! What did you end up doing in the afternoon? The Epiculiar team wishes you a happy New Year and we hope to see you again!
Written 8 January 2020
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Agnes F
Chicago, IL5 contributions
great guide, tasty food
Oct 2019
Our guide Anastasia was fun and informative, we tried everything from breakfast food to cheeses, meats, drinks and sweets. A fun way to learn about the Greek culture, history and the food, highly recommended!
Written 14 October 2019
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Dear agnesf36, Thank you for the great review of your Food & Culture experience with Anastasia from Epiculiar Thessaloniki! We are glad that you learned a lot about Greek culture and history through the variety of carefully selected foods and drinks we have selected. Anastasia had a fun time with you guys and says hi!
Written 2 November 2019
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e2bicokian
Toronto, Canada5 contributions
Such a fun way to explore Thessaloniki
Georgia was our warm and friendly host. She led us to several hidden gems we never would have seen on our own. We tasted delicious food and had an education about the area. A great way to begin our vacation.
Written 10 October 2019
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Dear e2bicokian, Thank you for this great review and for the compliments regarding your local host Georgia! We have carefully chosen all our stops and hosts so that we can showcase the local side of the city, its food and the history of the area. We appreciate you noticing that and we wish you lots of fun during your travels!
Written 2 November 2019
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ALP
1 contribution
Great guide and walk.
Sep 2019
Friendliy, informative, fun, professional, our guide Georgia is an excellent host. We learned a lot, not only about Greek food but also about Thessaloniki and Greece. My wife and I had a great time. We strongly recommend a guided tour with Epicular when being in Thessaloniki!
Written 26 September 2019
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Dear ARLEPE, Thank you for the excellent review of your Epiculiar food and culture tour in Thessaloniki. Your local host Georgia was very happy to join you and your wife on this Greek adventure! We are glad you had a great time and thanks again for your recommendation.
Written 8 October 2019
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alberto e
1 contribution
Greek culture through the food lens
Sep 2019
Danai is a native from T. and a very knowledgable host, with many local connections and a love of how food and traditions add to the Greek culture. She was extremely pleasant, willing to help in any way possible. She talked about history and its impact on the city plus she took us to many local shops to get a taste of different local dishes. Some of them were really, really great yet some lacked the flavor refinement that we had tasted at other places. I wish that we could have experienced some of the manufacturing of the dishes. Overall it was worth it and provided for a deeper experience for my entire family.
Written 23 September 2019
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Dear alberto e, Thank you for your great review of your food and culture tour in Thessaloniki with Epiculiar! It is great you enjoyed the time spent with your local host Danai. We also feel that her passion for food and tradition is definitely transmittable! As you say history has not only shaped the city but the local dishes that you have tried as well. Perhaps next time you can join one of our other experiences to visit more places and experience some of the \behind the scenes' manufacturing process. Epiculiar greetings to you and your family and we hope to see you soon again!
Written 1 October 2019
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Jean L
Catawba, NC11 contributions
What a fun time! Don't skip this!
Jul 2019 • Family
We had 2 guides, Danai and Ana; both were so much fun and local. They were excellent hosts and gave an amazing tour of the city. Despite the city is small, there are wonderful shops, eats, markets and stories to be told. The meat shop, the pastries, drinks are all from local companies and just wonderful. I left the tour with a smile on my face and much knowledge of Greece and it's culture. Please fit this tour into your schedule, you will not be disappointed!!
Written 23 July 2019
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Dear jeanML15, Thank you for the excellent review of the food and culture experience in Thessaloniki by Epiculiar. It's great to hear that both your local hosts, Danai and Ana, did a great job showing you all the treasures and keeping you good company! Fun is one of our values, so we're happy that you experienced it first hand. Which local store did you like best? We send you lots of smiles and we hope that every time you remember this tour, you'll smile again! Wishing you lots of fun.
Written 2 August 2019
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Max J
1 contribution
Genuine Greek Experience
Jul 2019 • Friends
This tour was wounderful. It was so nice to have a tour from a local person. You get a lot more of the tour when the person doing the tour lives in the city, knows the best places and can tell some personal stuff about the food or the buildings. =)

Danai is just the best tour guide I have had (exept for my sister). =D
Written 21 July 2019
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Dear Max J, Thank you for your wonderful review of the food and culture Thessaloniki tour with Epiculiar. We're happy you enjoyed exploring the city and the food during your time with your local host Danai. We agree that the best way to get a sense of a new place is by having a local showing you around. P.S. That's a great compliment for Danai, thanks! :) Enjoy your summer!
Written 2 August 2019
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doug_osm
Saskatoon, Canada2 contributions
Another Perfect Introduction to Thessaloniki
Jun 2019 • Family
A big thank-you to Danai (Dani) for a wonderful Food and Culture tour of Thessaloniki. Dani was never without a smile on her face the whole tour and was a wealth of information about Greek culture and the history of Thessaloniki.I would highly recommend this tour. It certainly made our next few days in the city comfortable and memorable. Thanks again Dani for saving me embarrassment a the white ships mast and my son Evan says hello and thank's you for dancing with him.
Written 12 July 2019
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Dear doug_osm, Thank you for your perfect review of the Thessaloniki food and culture tour by Danai from Epiculiar! We're thrilled to hear you had such a fun time with Danai, your local host. It's great you discovered all the details about Greek culture, Thessaloniki food and traditions together. We're happy that this lovely introduction made your next few days in the city even more enjoyable. We send you many smiles and wish you a wonderful summer! :)
Written 14 July 2019
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Phileyland L
Buxton, UK45 contributions
Wonderful introduction to a fabulous city
May 2019 • Couples
We met Anastasia for our morning walk around the city, interspersed with food and drinks. Anastasia stayed for two hours longer than we had booked her for and was a lovely guide. It is the way to see the city, and find the right cafes, bars for food, drinks and Greek coffee. Fabulous! I
Written 24 June 2019
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Dear Phileyland L, Thank you for your wonderful review of the food and culture experience in Thessaloniki with Anastasia from Epiculiar! We're happy that your local host Anastasia exceeded your expectations in creating a true experience and helping you get to know the city's hidden gems. We hope you had a lovely time exploring Thessaloniki and that we'll have the pleasure to host you again in the future!
Written 25 June 2019
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Susan
1 contribution
Must do in Thessaloniki
Jun 2019 • Family
Our first day in the city, we were treated to an incredible range of the local cuisine. The small group created a very personal experience, and Georgia brought the culinary history of the city alive with her amusing anecdotes. I can’t recommend this tour enough - thank you Georgia for an amazing introduction to the Thessaloniki food scene!
Written 22 June 2019
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Dear Subohero, Thank you for your great review of the food and culture tour in Thessaloniki by Epiculiar! We're glad you enjoyed the personalized experience your local host Georgia created for you and that you loved the local cuisine. We hope you enjoyed every single bite as much as Georgia's amusing anecdotes! We're sure that the rest of your stay in Thessaloniki was positively affected by this culinary and cultural introduction. Cheers!
Written 25 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Great food tour in Thessaloniki!
We had a great time in our tour with Anastasia. She was fun, knowledgeable, and gave us a great tour tailored to o
terryohara2015
terryohara2015
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Amazing experience
We have taken food tours around the world (including Venice, Italy and Memphis, US) as we think this is a great way
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B5639PRrobertp
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A great way to get to see Thessaloniki
This tour was a great way to experience Thessaloniki and find out where all the food places and bars were hidden.
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O2531XXandrews
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Experience Thessaloniki as a true native.
The tour was a truly wonderful and personal way to explore both the food and culture of Thessaloniki. Our guide, T
adamgG273SD
adamgG273SD
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Amazing experience
I cannot begin to say how much my son and I enjoyed this. With Danai, Rojena and Maria making every part of the tou
ydoineedausername
ydoineedausername
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Exciting & Fun!
Had a fantastic time with Danai! Had a chance to try a great variety of Greek foods, learn about Thessaloniki and
Maartenvw
Maartenvw
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Perfect introduction to the city
Welcome walk is fantastic start of the weekend. Good explanations about the city of Thessaloniki and its history. S
Eric D
Eric D
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like walking with a well known friend
The tour was great, Emma explained a lot about the town and history and 1001 different foods. After half an hour w
Suecozz
Suecozz
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Fabulous
Our guide Emma was wonderful. We ate our way across Thessaloniki Eating food that native Greeks eat while learning
Explore639824
Explore639824
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Love the back street and food
Our guide Anastasia was very friendly and welcoming us. She showed some cool places I wouldn’t be able to find. Ver
JohnSydney19
JohnSydney19
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Thessaloniki food tour
Anastasia our guide was amazing. We enjoyed every word of her generous guiding and teaching. And every mouthful o
patrickohara6
patrickohara6
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An entertaining, personal and tasty tour
This tour is the best way to experience the winding backstreets and hidden gems of Thessaloniki. Our guide knew th
Erkut E
Erkut E
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Advantages of being guided by a local
Thanks to our guide, we have been to great restaurants otherwise we would never know... We have also visited intere
Ahmet K
Ahmet K
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Amazing experience
Our guide Danai made us feel like we are residents of Selanik for years. Thank you very much for the delicious food
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davidcZ8460ZH
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Food, culture and a good time
I would like to thank Anastasia for a wonderful experience on the food and culture tour of Thessaloniki. Her knowle
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