Thessaloniki Food on foot
Soak up the atmosphere
Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, tastes, aromas and culture of historic Thessaloniki in an all round, sensory experience.
This is what travel and discovery are all about.
Not just a superficial passing through, but something that offers a much deeper understanding of your destination, creating vivid memories that will stay with you. You will see, feel, hear, taste and smell Thessaloniki.
This a remarkable city that is easy to fall in love with, the home of fine food, rich history and stunning coastlines.
It has Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman influences.
Soak up the atmosphere around the historic centre, see how the past and present fuse together, enjoy the places where locals go, try some of the local delicacies and learn how they fit into Thessaloniki’s culture.
The starting point is a walk along the seafront Promenade to Aristotelous Square, the largest and most central square of the city.
There is the famous landmark of Thessaloniki, the White Tower, built by the Ottomans in the 15th century to defend the eastern end of the city’s sea walls.
We’ll walk to Navarinou Square, to see the ruins of a palace, part of Caesar Galerius’ Royal Complex of buildings, the Arch of Galerius and Rotunda.
The nearby St. Sophia Church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
As the history unfolds before our eyes so we sample local specialities in various establishments as we go.
We will walk through to the old olive oil market, today known as Ladadika. The area is a gem, full of life day and night with everything from luxurious restaurants to typical Greek taverns.
This is the perfect taste of intriguing Thessaloniki.