The city is famous for its slower pace of life.
At a time when financial constraints are changing the face of Greek life, the people of Thessaloniki adhere to their age-old ways, as they have done for centuries.
Coffee is more than just a drink here. It has acquired a ritualistic quality, a means of uniting people. Don’t rush; sip your coffee and find the time to appreciate your surroundings and your company.
The food here is delicious; a cosmopolitan culinary tradition that reflects the great variety of people who once called Thessaloniki their home. The arrival of displaced Greek refugees in the early 1920s introduced spices and flavours from the East and the result was extraordinary.
Like many other places, the people here love dining out and Thessaloniki restaurants accommodate even the most demanding connoisseurs.
From traditional tavernas to boutique wine and cheese bars, from eclectic restaurants to street vendors serving delicious gyros and souvlaki.