Thessaloniki is home to 1.3 million people and 120,000 of its inhabitants are students. As always, student cities tend to have an extra air of vibrancy and buzz and Thessaloniki is no exception.
Here are 27 best things to do in Thessaloniki.
Thessaloniki’s main market, Kapani market is a buzzing spot filled with delicious-looking local produce and loads of great places to eat. Half of the market is produce and meat for taking home and eating.
Explore Kapani Market
Head to the area for olives and then look for a yellow awning in the corner with nothing written on it – you are at Stou Mistou. All the produce here is local and oh so delicious.
Eat local at Stou Mistou
Local brewery Ali began producing in 2015 and was Thessaloniki’s first micro-brewery. They make five different beers including pilsner, stout, IPA, red ale, and weiss.
Check out the local craft beer scene
Street food has been a major food trend around the world for some time. The latest incarnation of this trend is street food served in a restaurant.
Dine at one of Thessaloniki’s street food restaurants
Dimitrios church was built on top of Roman baths. Don’t miss the mosaics inside that are from the 7th and the 9th centuries. Dimitrius is the one wearing the halo.
Visit Agios Dimitrios Church
Believe it or not, the ruins of the Roman Agora in Thessaloniki were only discovered in the 1960s. Today it is still being excavated and is now in the heart of one of the city’s most dynamic neighborhoods.
See the Roman Agora