Thessaloniki Culinary Delights Walking Tour, Thessaloniki (Self Guided)

Thessaloniki is famous for its heavenly delicious pastries. It is impossible to leave the city without visiting its bakeries, whose scents are simply too hard to resist. Some of these bakeries are legendary and the locals buy their stuff by the kilogram. Take our tour to taste the unforgettable, mouth-watering delights lovingly baked in Thessaloniki.
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Thessaloniki Culinary Delights Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Thessaloniki Culinary Delights Walking Tour
Guide Location: Greece » Thessaloniki (See other walking tours in Thessaloniki)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Author: vickyc
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Chatzis

1) Chatzis

Chatzis is sure to make your tour sweet enough, as it has been offering the best sweets in the city since 1908. They prepare traditional sweets and pastries, which you simply must taste while in Thessaloniki. Their products are exclusive and of the highest quality.
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Agapitos

2) Agapitos

Probably the Greeks are gourmands because they have a unique tradition of preparing delicious pastries. Agapitos is a popular patisserie where you will "taste the Continent" while enjoying mouthwatering cakes, fruit concoctions, and profiteroles. Especially tasty are the chocolate cakes and mini-eclairs sold here.
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Terkenlis Patisserie

3) Terkenlis Patisserie

Terkenlis is a traditional patisserie, founded in 1948, located near Aristotelous square. It offers the best tsoureki -- braided egg bread, traditionally served at Easter -- in many mouth-watering variations. Both sweet and salty versions are available.
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Kokkinos Fournos

4) Kokkinos Fournos

Kokkinos Fournos is attractively located near the Rotunda, a historic landmark of Thessaloniki. It is a classic bakery that makes vanilla cakes, which are particularly tasty with coffee. The cakes are not overly sweet and are pleasantly crunchy.
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Elenidis Shop

5) Elenidis Shop

Elenidis Shop is a pastry shop that offers incredibly delicious pastries that cannot be found elsewhere. Their flavors are so unforgettable that you will want to visit Thessaloniki again just to buy these pastries. The most delicious of these delights are the ones with a special cream filling.

Walking Tours in Thessaloniki, Greece

Create Your Own Walk in Thessaloniki

Create Your Own Walk in Thessaloniki

Creating your own self-guided walk in Thessaloniki is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Thessaloniki Coast Line Walking Tour

Thessaloniki Coast Line Walking Tour

Thessaloniki is a lovely city set on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. The coastline offers magnificent views of the waters and of the distant Olympus mountains. While walking here you will see historic monuments, beautiful parks with fountains, many cafes, churches, and other interesting sights. This self-guided tour offers a pleasant walk along the coast of Thessaloniki.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Walking Tour of Thessaloniki Churches

Walking Tour of Thessaloniki Churches

Thessaloniki is an old city with a rich Christian history. Some of the twelve apostles visited the city and wrote epistles to its people, which entered the cannon of New Testament. There are many great ancient churches here, but of special interest are the beautiful smaller ones. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most splendid churches of the city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Thessaloniki boasts a wealth of historic landmarks revealing eventful past of this ancient city. Among them the most notable are the Palace of Galerius and its Rotunda, the White Tower, plus a number of churches listed as the world heritage sights. Follow this orientation walk to explore the top attractions of Thessaloniki.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Thessaloniki Upper Town Walking Tour

Thessaloniki Upper Town Walking Tour

Upper Town Thessaloniki is the most ancient part of the city that is approximately 2300 years old. Here you may see the ancient Byzantine wall with its towers, ancient religious sites with Byzantine mosaics and frescoes, and other remnants of the city's great civilization. Take this tour to have a closer look of what's left.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Thessaloniki Museums Walking Tour

Thessaloniki Museums Walking Tour

Thessaloniki's many museums give a complete picture of the city's rich culture and history. The most worthwhile museums are located in the area of Tsimiski Street. Here you can see prehistoric relics and treasures from the ancient Macedonian and medieval Byzantine eras in these museums. This self-guided tour will lead you to the museums that will reveal the antiquity of this land.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Walking Tour of Thessaloniki Art Galleries

Walking Tour of Thessaloniki Art Galleries

Thessaloniki exhibits both old and new art. Here you may find displayed ancient art from Byzantine period coexisting with contemporary arts presented for sale at numerous shops and galleries around the city. Follow this tour and explore the art treasures of Thessaloniki.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Thessaloniki for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Thessaloniki has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Thessaloniki, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.