Free Tour Thessaloniki
Church of St. Demetrios
Experience the rich history, breathtaking architecture, and vibrant culture of Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest city, on this captivating two-hour guided walking tour. Expert local guides will lead you on a memorable journey through the city’s iconic landmarks and hidden gems, unveiling the stories and legends that make Thessaloniki so unique.
The tour starts at the magnificent Church of St. Demetrios, dedicated to the city’s patron saint. As you marvel at the ancient mosaics, frescoes, and other religious artifacts in this historic 5th-century church, you’ll begin to appreciate its significance as a symbol of faith and resilience throughout Thessaloniki’s tumultuous past.
As you continue through the city streets, you’ll be captivated by the charming St. Nicholas Church, a 14th-century Byzantine wonder with impressive frescoes and captivating architectural details that showcase the city’s rich history.
The journey then takes you to the Trigonion Tower, one of Thessaloniki’s most recognizable landmarks. As part of the city’s ancient fortifications, this impressive tower offers stunning panoramic views of the city and the Thermaic Gulf.
Next, immerse yourself in the city’s multicultural past as you explore the Yeni Hamman, an exquisite example of Ottoman architecture. This 16th-century bathhouse provides fascinating insight into the daily lives and traditions of Thessaloniki’s Ottoman era, showcasing the city’s diverse heritage.
As the tour progresses, you’ll be introduced to the Alaca Imaret, a striking 15th-century mosque, and cultural center. The building’s intricate designs and beautiful calligraphy reflect the artistic and spiritual elements of Islamic culture, further emphasizing Thessaloniki’s rich tapestry of history and influences.
Finally, the tour concludes at the serene Monastery of Vlatadon. Perched on a hill overlooking the city, this 14th-century monastery is a true oasis of tranquility. Its well-preserved frescoes, serene gardens, and panoramic views make it the perfect spot to reflect on your journey through Thessaloniki’s fascinating past.
Throughout the Free Tour of Thessaloniki, the knowledgeable guides will share captivating stories, historical insights, and local anecdotes that bring each landmark to life. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a deeper understanding and appreciation of Thessaloniki’s rich heritage and the diverse cultures that have shaped this remarkable city.
Explore Thessaloniki Today!
World Free Tours wants to help travelers like you get the most out of Thessaloniki. We believe that Free Walking Tours are great options to experience the city not only because they are informative but also entertaining, and budget-friendly.
No need to pay any fees upfront. Instead, you can join the tour simply by making an online reservation, and if you enjoy the tour, you may tip the guide at the end.
You set the price!
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Explore the Upper Town of Thessaloniki on foot with a local tour guide!
You’ll get to see all the best spots, from the Alaca İmaret Mosque to the Church of the Virgin Mary, the emblematic Trigonion Tower, and even walk past the monastery of Vlatadon.
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Starting point: Map
Duration: 2 hours
Covid-19 measures: Our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations.
How much should I tip?
If you enjoyed the experience, at the end of the tour you may tip your guide according to your budget and level of satisfaction.
How do I find the guide?
The guide will be waiting for you at the meeting point. Try to arrive 5-10 minutes before the starting time as it may not be possible to meet the guide after the tour has already started.
Do I need to print my reservation?
No. Just bring your booking confirmation e-mail on your smartphone!
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