One of the most fascinating coastal cities in Greece and all over Europe, it is definitely famous for its food but also for its wonderful inhabitants, who know well how to enjoy any day. We followed them, at their own pace, and listened carefully to their 11 tips for when we were in our favorite co-capital.
Indulge in the relaxation of the city
Thessaloniki is truly a special place. The relaxed atmosphere of the city, its unique history and charming character will welcome you warmly from the moment you get there. A mix of cultural elements, wonderful nightlife and countless activities.
Find beautiful secret places
Certainly the city has great spots in the center and in the suburbs that are full of life. But there are also many places to discover away from the hustle and bustle of the city. A secret, favorite place of the locals is the hill near Palataki, in Kalamaria. Get a blanket, food and a bottle of wine and enjoy a dream picnic while watching the sunset.
Have a drink at the most in bars
For a relaxed setting and view of the harbor, opt for On the Road. Continue to Ipsilon for delicious cocktails in a beautiful renovated building. If you have an appetite for dance, head to Baobab, Gorilla or Coo.
Enjoy unique sunsets
Walk to Hortiatis for a unique sunrise. See the sunset and a beautiful panoramic view of the city, from the Fortress of Eptapyrgio. After sunset visit one of the many picturesque taverns in the area. You will taste delicious dishes that reflect the rich history and culture of the city.
Get in the habit
Thessaloniki may not be famous for a specific drink, but the meze is accompanied by a favorite habit accompanied by ouzo, tsipouro, raki and wine in large quantities.
Don’t leave if you don’t try
… The famous delicacies! And of course we don’t mean anything other than tsoureki, panorama triangles, bougatses and Thessaloniki bun.
Book in Nama
Good food at very affordable prices. The industrial decoration with the open kitchen will captivate you. You will taste Greek flavors in a modern version that will be uniquely combined with a variety of Greek beers, good wine and especially cocktails.
Organize an excursion
Being in Thessaloniki, one can easily combine mountain and sea. A favorite excursion of the locals is on the mountain of Holomontas, at a distance of about 90 minutes. There you will find an idyllic atmosphere with villages and taverns in the wooded area.
Take a bike ride
Enjoy the beauties of the city on two wheels. Favorite route of course, the route in front of the beach to the White Tower.
Explore the markets
Outdoor shopping is what gives identity to a trip, since with just one walk we are filled with images, aromas and experiences from the place itself. A great choice is the Kapani Market, which is especially honored by the city’s food lovers.
Dive into dreamy beaches
The city itself may not have beaches, but many beautiful beaches are nearby. Of course we are talking about Halkidiki and the dreamy Poseidon, Kavourotripes and Karydi.