Hidden Markets of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Hidden Markets of Thessaloniki with a Local

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3 hours
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English
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What You'll Do
  • Uncover the hidden markets of Thessaloniki
  • Meet artisans preserving age-old professions
  • Wander through the flowers at Louloudadika
  • Admire real Turkish baths
  • Be astonished by the history of Modiano
  • Say hello to traditional coppersmiths in Chalkeon
  • Travel back in time at the Paliatzidika market
Overview
Explore the markets of a city with a vibrant & lingering history. Wander through markets selling food, jewelry, antiques & more. Walk through historical lanes and shop to your heart’s content. Visit the Ladadika area with its long history in oil trade.
What to Expect
Explore the markets of a modern European city with a vibrant and lingering history. Wander through markets selling everything from flowers to food, jewelry and antiques. Walk through lanes steeped in history, see amazing sights and shop to your heart’s content. End your explorations in the unique Ladadika area, which has a long history in the oil trade.

Itinerary
Since ancient times, Thessaloniki has been a major commercial centre for not only Greece, but for the entire Balkan region. And today, although Thessaloniki is a very modern city, it still retains a strong sense of its history. Contemporary buildings sit comfortably alongside age-old monuments, and memories from Byzantium are very much alive.

This walking tour will take you through the hidden markets of Thessaloniki. Here you’ll discover local artisans producing fine jewelry, leather, copper and bronze products in a traditional way. Be surprised by how many professions from the past are in fact still preserved in this fascinating city.

The adventure will start in the famous Aristotelous Square. Passing through one of the busiest commercial areas of the city, you will visit Louloudadika – the flower shop centre – and have the chance to admire the Turkish baths of Giahoudi Hamam. With a history that dates back to the 12th century, a walk in the open-air markets, Modiano and Kapani, will be an unforgettable experience. Fish, fresh vegetables, fruit, dairy products, traditional butchers, and spices from the east create a setting that vividly evokes the past.

Nearby is the Chalkeon market, where you’ll have the chance to meet coppersmiths who still preserve their traditional profession. Walk through the Student’s market before travelling back in time at the Paliatzidika market. Continue on to lively Bit Pazar, an area with a history that dates back to 1928. It’ll no doubt be a great opportunity to take some unique photos.

Your exploration through the hidden markets of Thessaloniki will end in Ladadika, a place that is famous for its role in trading oil. Memories from those years will come alive as your local expert guide leads you through its atmospheric paved alleys while explaining its history. Nowadays, Ladadika is a place where you can find some of the city’s best cafes, restaurants and bars. As our walking tour finishes here, why not take the opportunity to linger longer and lunch at one of Ladadika’s eateries? A great way to end your morning tour through Thessaloniki’s markets.

Your trip
This trip is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.

Dress Standard
In general, there are few dress restrictions in Europe and dress codes are similar to those you are used to at home. Please note though that in many churches modest dress is required; no shorts or skimpy tops are permitted.

Tipping
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this trip.
What's Included
  • English speaking escort, coffee/refreshment, local snack
What's Not Included
  • Items of a personal nature, tips & gratuities for your guide
Meeting Point

Meet your guide at Kinissi Palace Hotel - at the hotel's cafe. 41 Egnatia str & 17 Siggrou str. at 9.00AM (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively, children below 6 years of age are not permitted.

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