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Thessaloniki Food and Culture Tour: Tasty Exploration

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    What to Expect
    The tour starts at 10am inside the Port of Thessaloniki, across Eleftherias Square (in front of the white mast). Our hosts will take you by the hand on this journey where you will enjoy tasty food and immerse into the richness of local life. Along with delicious bites, throughout the tour you will enjoy stories about Greek culture, customs and traditions. 

    We’ll start the day by grabbing some of the famous local pastries and snacks, just like Greeks like to do it. We’ll take you to the places with plenty of locals eating and drinking the well-known Greek appetizers and specialties! At these flavorful venues, you’ll taste and experience the real daily life of a Thessalonian and you will discover the secrets of a Greek open market (open on Monday to Saturday). You’ll have an opportunity to drink a coffee while listening to intriguing stories in a pleasant atmosphere of an undiscovered venue. You’ll leave this tour with sweet memories carved to your mind and a wish to come back for more!

    We are sure that this experience will be the best souvenir you will take home with you!
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Meeting point: Inside the Port of Thessaloniki, across Eleftherias Square (in front of the white mast).
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Duration
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    The tour does not finish at the starting point. Detailed return directions are provided.
    Inclusions
    • The 2.5-hr tour includes drinks and bites equivalent to a Greek brunch
    • Visit to the open market (open on Monday to Saturday)
    • Professionally trained hosts with extensive local food and cultural knowledge and great personalities
    • Breakfast
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
    • Personal shopping
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A maximum of 6 people per booking
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual host
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • The total tour length is approximate; please allow for a grace period
    • Tours do not finish at the starting point. Detailed return directions are provided
    • Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended as on average 2.3km are covered per tour
    • We are child friendly! Children under 5, who will not consume at the tasting locations, do not require a separate ticket
    • We are child friendly! Children from 5 to 12 years old pay half price tickets.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I had the luxury of a 'private tour' since I was the only person that had booked the tour for last Saturday. It was a very pleasant and informative walk through the city, strolling from one place to the other. My lively and enthusiastic host Emma showed me all her hidden gems
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    Response from Dragana M, Marketing Department at Thessaloniki Food and Culture Tour: Tasty Exploration
    Responded 7 Jan 2020
    Dear WouterV1587, Thank you for the great review of your Epiculiar Food & Culture tour in Thessaloniki! Emma told us that you had a great time together and she loved being your host and showing you around our city. We also love her enthusiasm and passion! What did you end up doing in the afternoon? The Epiculiar team wishes you a happy New Year and we hope to see you again!
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    Our guide Anastasia was fun and informative, we tried everything from breakfast food to cheeses, meats, drinks and sweets. A fun way to learn about the Greek culture, history and the food, highly recommended!
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    Response from Dragana M, Marketing Department at Thessaloniki Food and Culture Tour: Tasty Exploration
    Responded 1 Nov 2019
    Dear agnesf36, Thank you for the great review of your Food & Culture experience with Anastasia from Epiculiar Thessaloniki! We are glad that you learned a lot about Greek culture and history through the variety of carefully selected foods and drinks we have selected. Anastasia had a fun time with you guys and says hi!
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    Georgia was our warm and friendly host. She led us to several hidden gems we never would have seen on our own. We tasted delicious food and had an education about the area. A great way to begin our vacation.
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    Response from Dragana M, Marketing Department at Thessaloniki Food and Culture Tour: Tasty Exploration
    Responded 1 Nov 2019
    Dear e2bicokian, Thank you for this great review and for the compliments regarding your local host Georgia! We have carefully chosen all our stops and hosts so that we can showcase the local side of the city, its food and the history of the area. We appreciate you noticing that and we wish you lots of fun during your travels!
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    Friendliy, informative, fun, professional, our guide Georgia is an excellent host. We learned a lot, not only about Greek food but also about Thessaloniki and Greece. My wife and I had a great time. We strongly recommend a guided tour with Epicular when being in Thessaloniki!
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    Response from Dragana M, Marketing Department at Thessaloniki Food and Culture Tour: Tasty Exploration
    Responded 7 Oct 2019
    Dear ARLEPE, Thank you for the excellent review of your Epiculiar food and culture tour in Thessaloniki. Your local host Georgia was very happy to join you and your wife on this Greek adventure! We are glad you had a great time and thanks again for your recommendation.
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    Danai is a native from T. and a very knowledgable host, with many local connections and a love of how food and traditions add to the Greek culture. She was extremely pleasant, willing to help in any way possible. She talked about history and its impact on the city plus she took
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    Response from Dragana M, Marketing Department at Thessaloniki Food and Culture Tour: Tasty Exploration
    Responded 30 Sep 2019
    Dear alberto e, Thank you for your great review of your food and culture tour in Thessaloniki with Epiculiar! It is great you enjoyed the time spent with your local host Danai. We also feel that her passion for food and tradition is definitely transmittable! As you say history has not only shaped the city but the local dishes that you have tried as well. Perhaps next time you can join one of our other experiences to visit more places and experience some of the \behind the scenes' manufacturing process. Epiculiar greetings to you and your family and we hope to see you soon again!
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    Love2travel22222
    10
    Exciting & Fun!
    Had a fantastic time with Danai! Had a chance to try a great variety of Greek foods, learn about Thessaloniki and
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    Wouter V
    Ghent, Belgium
    60
    What a great host !
    I had the luxury of a 'private tour' since I was the only person that had booked the tour for last Saturday. It
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    TGott20
    10
    Fun, educational and delicious!
    My husband and I took the 2.5 hour food tour with Emma, and couldn’t have enjoyed it more. Her knowledge of the
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    Maartenvw
    Utrecht, The Netherlands
    82
    Perfect introduction to the city
    Welcome walk is fantastic start of the weekend. Good explanations about the city of Thessaloniki and its history.
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    Eric D
    21
    like walking with a well known friend
    The tour was great, Emma explained a lot about the town and history and 1001 different foods. After half an hour
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    cozzolinos
    Shirley, New York
    70
    Fabulous
    Our guide Emma was wonderful. We ate our way across Thessaloniki Eating food that native Greeks eat while
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    BeckaTO
    Toronto, Canada
    308
    Fun and educational!
    Georgia did a great job touring us around Thessaloniki - we had 5 stops at different restaurants - appetizer -
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    Agnes F
    Chicago, Illinois
    43
    great guide, tasty food
    Our guide Anastasia was fun and informative, we tried everything from breakfast food to cheeses, meats, drinks and
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    e2bicokian
    Toronto, Canada
    50
    Such a fun way to explore Thessaloniki
    Georgia was our warm and friendly host. She led us to several hidden gems we never would have seen on our own. We
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    Explore639824
    30
    Love the back street and food
    Our guide Anastasia was very friendly and welcoming us. She showed some cool places I wouldn’t be able to find.
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