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Chalkidiki: Blue Lagoon & Ammouliani Island Cruise & Lunch

1. Chalkidiki: Blue Lagoon & Ammouliani Island Cruise & Lunch

Delight in a fun cruise aboard a glass-bottom boat from Ouranoupoli's port to the famous beaches of Sithonia and the islands of Vourvourou and Diaparos. Enjoy plenty of opportunities for swimming and snorkeling, and savor a traditional Greek barbecue meal for lunch. Board a glass-bottom boat from the port of Ouranoupoli and set sail. Pass over the most famous reef of the area and admire the yellow corals. Travel to the second peninsula of Halkidiki, Sithonia, and take some photos of the picture-perfect beaches. Next, stop at the Blue Lagoon for 1,5 hours. Swim and snorkel in the turquoise waters of the bay at a depth of 2 meters. After swimming and snorkeling, replenish your energy with a barbecue full of traditional Greek flavors, such as souvlaki, Greek salad, tzatziki, and bread. Enjoy a glass of wine and beverages for your children with your meal, but inform the local partner a few days in advance if you require a vegetarian meal. Once you've had your lunch, make your way to Alikes beach on Ammouliani. Stop for 1.5 hours for more swimming opportunities at the port of the lagoon, or sip a cocktail at one of the various beach bars. The tour concludes with a return to Ouranoupolis in the evening.

Thessaloniki: OTE Tower Rotating Experience with Light Meal

2. Thessaloniki: OTE Tower Rotating Experience with Light Meal

Visit the top floor of OTE Tower and enjoy the view with a light meal. See the sea and Thessaloniki's landmarks as the tower rotates 360 degrees every hour. Ascend to the top of the OTE Tower and be welcomed to an elegant dining room with panoramic views. Take a seat at your booked table to delight in your food menu. Choose between a glass of wine with a fruit platter, a club sandwich with a beer, or a bottle of wine with a cheese and fruit platter. You can always order more for purchase once seated at your table. Depending on the time slot selected, treat yourself with a view of the sunset, or visit in the evening when there is usually live piano music.

Thessaloniki: Culinary Walking Tour for Food Lovers

3. 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).

Cook and dine with a Greek family

4. Cook and dine with a Greek family

Welcome to our home! We're delighted to have you here and we want you to have an unforgettable experience. To start off, we'll introduce ourselves and treat you to a local delicacy. After that, we'll head to the kitchen where I'll show you the fresh, high-quality ingredients we'll be using to prepare a delicious meal of moussaka, tzatziki, homemade salad, and dessert. Once we've finished cooking, we'll gather around the table and enjoy some traditional Greek music while savoring our meal. We'll also offer you a selection of local Greek tapas to enjoy alongside our drinks of ouzo, tsipouro, retsina, and wine. It's sure to be a wonderful evening filled with great food, drinks, and company. In addition to learning how to cook authentic Greek dishes, you'll also have the opportunity to experience our vibrant culture through dance lessons taught by me, a Greek traditional dance teacher. We're happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions you may have, so please let us know in advance if you're vegetarian, vegan, or eat kosher, and we'll adjust the recipes accordingly. Our cooking class has even been enjoyed by famous chefs and celebrities, and it's perfect for team building, families, solo travelers, and birthday parties. Plus, we're pet-friendly, so feel free to bring along your furry friends. Please check also and my others experiences in my profile.

Thessaloniki: Walking Open Market Food Tour and Tasting

5. Thessaloniki: Walking Open Market Food Tour and Tasting

Delve into the food scene of Thessaloniki on a walking tour around the open markets, starting with a traditional coffee to get acquainted with your local host. Learn about everyday life in the city as you sample a selection of traditional Greek food in hidden markets known only to the locals. Uncover the secrets of Greek cuisine as you learn more about both classic and exciting new dishes. Get tips on where to find the best tavernas to explore independently at your own pace. Get a feel for the city and its everyday life as you learn where to buy fresh vegetables, traditional cheeses, coffee, and other produce.

Thessaloniki: Ride & Bite Tour

6. 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!

Wine tasting experience from Thessaloniki

7. Wine tasting experience from Thessaloniki

Come with me for a beautiful wine tasting journey. You will have the opportunity to visit and try one of the best wineries near to Thessaloniki. Initially we will meet at the meeting point and we visit one of the best and famous for the good quality wineries in Greece. We make a tour about 40 minutes in the vineyard and the museum and after we will taste five wines ( 40ml/label) exclusively produced from Greek grapes varieties, combined with aromatically compatible Greek raw material. This journey not only guarantees a unique taste of Greece and its culture, but also an opportunity to meet new people, have fun and create beautiful memories. Don't miss out on this incredible taste adventure! Join us for an unforgettable journey into the world of Greek winemaking as we visit one of the largest and most renowned wineries in North Greece. Experience the rich history and traditions of wine production as you explore the winery's museum and learn about the winemaking process from the experts themselves. And there's no better way to immerse yourself in the authentic flavors of Greece than by indulging in a wine tasting, sampling some of the finest wines that this prestigious winery has to offer. You will be amazed by the quality and complexity of the flavors as you sip and savor. With its top ranking as one of the top three wineries in Greece, top 50 in the world, and six international awards in its name, this is a journey you do not want to miss!

Thessaloniki: Guided Walking and Food Tour with Drinks

8. Thessaloniki: Guided Walking and Food Tour with Drinks

On our 3½h tour, your expert host will lead you on a culinary adventure through the city, introducing you to the rich history and culture of Thessaloniki's food with secrets only a local would know. Meet at the harbour of Thessaloniki and then head to an old bakery - a hidden gem that stands for three generations, for the first stop. Sample some typical Greek breakfast pastries such as traditional koulouri (a sesame seed-covered bread ring) & bougatsa (phyllo pastry filled with cream or cheese). Then hear interesting stories during the coffee break and then head to the open market of the town. Through little streets and alleys full of history, you'll arrive at the "Kapani" (open from Monday to Saturday) a vibrant, colourful and historic place. Once you finish strolling the market, taste some original street food, and a variety of meze dishes, such as dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), tzatziki (yoghurt and cucumber dip) and have the chance to hear some exciting stories from your host. Whether you are a foodie looking to explore Thessaloniki's culinary scene, or just someone who loves to eat, this tour is the perfect way to experience the city's delicious food and drink. A truly unique thing to do (even on a rainy day) during your stay in Thessaloniki. Book your spot on our food tour today and get ready to taste your way through the city's vibrant culinary landscape. We know every corner of the city and we can’t wait to welcome you to Thessaloniki and show you our favourite people and places.

Thessaloniki: Guided Food Tour

9. Thessaloniki: Guided Food Tour

Wonder around the city center of Thessaloniki and discover all the Greek treasures the local street markets offer. A great variety of herbs and spices will be found along the way to excite your senses, as well as a diversity of meat and cheese goods to please even the most demanding tastes. The smell of fresh roasted Greek coffee will often follow your path, leading you to one of the oldest traditional coffee houses in Greece. Are you ready to be amazed yet? The tour will begin once the group is gathered at the meeting point, from where you will depart for the first stop for a traditional Greek breakfast. Here "bougatsa" (filo pastry filled with cream) will be served hot and sprinkled with powdered sugar and cinnamon, and afterwards you will walk across the open markets to explore famous areas such as “Louloudadika”.

Thessaloniki Gastronomy & Culture Walking Food Tour

10. Thessaloniki Gastronomy & Culture Walking Food Tour

The main characteristic of Thessaloniki that the Standard Gastro Route is going to explore is its multiculturalism. This route is designed in detail to introduce you to the essential and authentic spots of gastronomy and culture at the heart of Thessaloniki. It’s a tribute to local significant food trademarks such as the famous “koulouri” and the queen of pastries, “bougatsa”. And then, a real dive into local recipes and gastronomic spots that would never catch a traveler’s eye. We are going to discover a variety of daily fished seafood, dairy products, marinated anchovies, herbs and fresh meat choices perfectly combined in the local cuisine while wandering through the famous food markets, the grocery stores and pastry shops. But, what you will enjoy the most as a guest is the unique experience and enthusiasm that chef Panos offers while guiding you through the crossroads of taste and gastronomic history. You will feel like a local strolling around the food markets, tasting and discovering flavors that have been mixed during the centuries. You will learn about the different ancient varieties of olives, you will get to know the history behind the most popular ice coffee invented in this city and you will discover the seasonal fruits that this country is blessed to produce. After all, Thessaloniki is a melting pot of history and culture, of different blends and aromas you can sense through this city walk. A hospitable atmosphere that welcomes and offers you the very best of its stories, products and flavors, provoking the feeling of being somewhere familiar, a nostalgic feeling of returning home.

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Great tour! She was a lovely guide and answered all of our questions with great enthusiasm and knowledge. highly recommend a tour like this to get to know the city.. especially the tour guides! our lovely tour guide was an archeology student, so she had great facts about the city and Greece - while also showing us delicious food!

Perfect place to go if you visit Thessaloniki. The wine is great and the food also.

Great experience, tasty and exciting! Highly recommended to come at sunset hours.

Very interesting tour walking in the city, joyful and useful! Highly recommended

Relaxing and fun way to take in the views of the city.