Are you ready for an evening adventure into the heart of Thessaloniki? This Thessaloniki tour is a potpourri of the city and the best introduction you can get to this multifaceted gem of the north.
When Thessaloniki was founded by King Cassander back in 315 BCE, it became an important trade centre connecting Europe with Asia — and as a result welcomed many diverse cultures, which have all contributed to the city’s intriguing vibe of today.
Your Thessaloniki by night tour starts in the heart of the city before venturing into what used to be the peasants’ market. Camouflaged behind tall buildings, thus making it difficult to be seen, today the old bazaar has transformed into a nightlife haven for the locals — and is a place that will definitely surprise you.
Here you’ll get your first introduction to the local scene by sampling our local craft beer, accompanied by our national street food (also known as souvlaki). As you snack and sip, your guide will tell you the history of the city through its interesting personalities and food.
From there, we will make our way to the nightlife hotspot of the city with pit stops at amazing rooftops, hidden bars and forgotten laneways, and you’ll experience how gentrification has transformed old, shady neighbourhoods into hip urban areas. But you’ll also hear the stories behind the many abandoned buildings — stories with heroes and traitors, and about love and hate.
We hope all that history has made you hungry because we’ve got your stomach covered at our next stop, where we share a meze platter of local delicacies, just the way the Greeks have been doing it for centuries.
Lastly, we’ll stroll through the historic neighbourhood of Ladadika. Nowadays it is packed with restaurants, bars and clubs but this wasn’t always the case. The district has seen glorious days and decades of abandonment, and it was once the olive oil trade’s stomping ground, as well as housed working girls and army troops during its red light district period.
Your Thessaloniki tour will end here, but you’re welcome to stay out for another drink or two. And of course, your local guide will be happy to pass along any tips for the rest of your stay in Thessaloniki.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, glass of local drink at each stop (3 bar stops), street food (1 souvlaki), 1 shared platter of Greek “mezedes” (local finger foods).
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs or personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Please wear comfortable shoes for walking. Dress code is smart casual. No thongs (flip-flops).
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: Travellers under 18 years of age are not permitted to join this tour. Please remember to bring a valid government-issued ID with you.