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Hidden Markets of Thessaloniki

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Forget airconditioned malls and beige boutiques, join this Thessaloniki tour to shop like the ancients did. Coppersmiths, butchers, fishmongers, and spice traders have been working in Thessaloniki's markets for centuries, and they still are. Meet them for a living history lesson - it's much more fun than ancient history class was in school.

Uncover many of Thessaloniki's hidden markets with a local guide.

Meet artisans preserving age-old professions.

Visit traditional neighbourhoods, now turned into modern cultural hubs.

Hear the ancient local stories behind Thessaloniki.


Local English speaking escort; Coffee/refreshment; Local snack.


Items of a personal nature; Tips & gratuities for your guide.

Hours of operation

Available: Monday - Saturday; Start time at 9:00am.


Approximnately 3 hours.


Meeting point: Kinissi Palace Hotel - at the hotel's cafe (41 Egnatia Street & 17 Siggrou Street).

Finish Point: Ladadika area.


In the magical city of Thessaloniki, contemporary buildings sit comfortably alongside age-old monuments, and memories from Byzantium are very much alive. Discover local artisans producing fine jewelry, leather, copper, and bronze products, in a traditional way, and be blown away by Thessaloniki's natural flair for preserving its traditional market feel with a modern twist. Now that' something worth paying attention to!

This Thessaloniki market tour will start in famous Aristotelous Square. Passing through one of the busiest commercial areas of the city, you will stroll by Turkish baths, flower shops, and locals going about their daily business. We'll make our way to the city's open-air markets, which, with a history that dates back to the 12th century, 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. This is the perfect spot to immerse yourself in the flavours of Greece and Thessaloniki food, and it's a pretty great feast for the eyes, too!

Nearby is yet another market, where you’ll have the chance to meet coppersmiths who still preserve the traditional practices behind the profession. We'll walk through a few more markets here, before continuing on to the lively Bit Pazar, an area with a history that dates back to 1928. This will no doubt be a great opportunity to snap some unique Thessaloniki photos of local life!

Your exploration through the hidden markets of Thessaloniki will end in area famous for its role in trading oil, where'll now find some of the city’s best cafes, restaurants, and bars. Stories from years gone by will come alive as your local expert guide leads you through this neighbourhood's atmospheric paved alleys. As our Thessaloniki walking tour finishes here, your guide will be happy to give you tips on a place for lunch in this area (there are plenty of options!), or will be able to give you directions back to your accommodation.

Participant restrictions

Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below 6 years of age are not permitted.

Additional Information

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.


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

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