Thessaloniki is a paradise of flavors and you will realize that from the very first walk around the city. Gyros shops, bougatsa shops, ouzo bars, local cuisine taverns and pubs, bar-restaurants, places with more gourmet tastes as well as traditional pastry shops, are everywhere around you: in central parts of the city, near the sea, high up at the walls or hidden in unexpected corners within the urban fabric. Your gastronomic experience is endless!
The gastronomic identity of Thessaloniki is a combination of local flavors enriched by the cultures that passed through the city and the recipes the Greek refugees brought with them from Asia Minor, Pontos and Eastern Thrace. Today the cuisine of Thessaloniki progresses, with the creative mood of the chefs to experiment and make new suggestions on traditional flavors, catapulting your palate!
The greatest travel magazines, newspapers and global websites have discovered the gastronomic world of Thessaloniki, among them the New York Times which included Thessaloniki in the list of 52 cities in the world that should be visited in 2016, particularly noting that "the second town of Greece is first in the eating! Follow the the gastronomic map we made for you and make your own experiences with flavor Thessaloniki!
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