The old town of the city!
I pick you up from your hotel by my car and our tour begins by visiting Trigonion tower. The view is astonishing! Then we visit Yedi Kule, a Byzantine and Ottoman-era fortress converted to a prison, many references of which exist in the Greek rebetika songs. Following we visit "Moni Vlatadon", also known as "Tsaous Monastery" (UNESCO Heritage). Next we visit the Christian Orthodox Church of Ag. Dimitrios, the patron saint of the town. The church is part of the paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessaloniki (also on the list of UNESCO Heritage Sites). In the basement of the church we can visit the catacombs. Afterwards, we visit the Ancient Market. This spot was the centre of activities of Thessaloniki for about 8 centuries, almost from the foundation of the town. Our tour ends with a nice meal at a nearby taverna where you will have the opportunity to try some local specialties! Note: Areas to be visited can be tailored to suit your particular interests.
Yedi Kule fortress and prison
Agios Dimitrios church
Note that during winter time the ancient market and yedi kule fortress and prison are open every day till 15:00, mondays closed
The monastery in Moni vlatadon is open every day till 11:30 and from 18:00 to 19:30
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 4 hours
I am very flexible concerning time. Contact me through ToursbyLocals and we will find together a date and time convinient for you!
We will be using my car for our transportation. A small but clean Hyundai Atos (2007), well preserved, with air-conditioning and heating (depending on the season).
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 Euro - It is a good idea to carry a decent amount of local cash that you can use for meals, snacks, sounenirs, etc. The amount will vary depending on what you wish to do and buy.
Have in mind that some shops accept credit cards but not all.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
Please be aware that only licenced guides can do tours inside museums so we can visit these places together but I have to make my comments before we enter.
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I had a wonderful time. Eleni was a terrific send knowledgeable guide. She showed me so many interesting places and adjusted the itinerary to match my interests. Thank you so much!