Once upon a time & upper town walk

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The most beautiful part of the city - The Upper town

If you hate the many dates, names and historical facts but you still want to discover the city like a local then this is the perfect walk for you. We share the many myths and legends of Thessaloniki while exploring the (arguably) most beautiful part of the city. Enjoying fantastic views but Keep in mind that this is an uphill walk!

Historic Landmarks

We are not licenced tour guides and we do not enter the historical sights. However, you will find out that our volunteers are very knowledgeable and eager to share what they know. Ask them anything!

Volunteer story-teller

Our guides are indvividuals who are highly interested in topics such as history, architechture, religion and gastronomy and in their own right. Story-telling is just their passion!


We don't follow the standard way of information bombardment the typical guided tours do. Dates and names are mentioned for purposes of logical coherence only. The heart of the tour is in the story-telling!

Easy Access

All the meeting points are in central locations in the city center

Does this look like fun? Checkout the route

Trip Itinerary

Aristotle square, Roman forum, Saint Dimitrios Church, Osios David, Trigonio tower, pasha gardens.

18:00 PM - Aristotle Square
Meet us at the information desk in Aristotle square and let’s begin with a quick legends about Aristotle himself!
18:30 PM - Saint Dimitrios
Half an hour in the walk we arrive at the church if Saint Dimitrios – the patron of Thessaloniki.
19:00 PM - Osios David
We are half way through and its time to take a moment to enjoy the view!
19:45 PM - The Pasha Gardens
The most intriguing part of this walk. Enter the Free Masons . . .


2 Hours

Roman and Jewish quarters

Explore the long past of a uniquely historical city

2 Hours

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Look what travelers who joined as say about us

  •   I have done both of tours – Ano poli tour and Jewish and Roman part tour and it was amazing! Guides were nice, friendly, able to answer different questions. I really liked both tours. If you wanna know more about history of Thessaloniki, also interesting...More

    thumb Alex Š

      Nice easy walk with stories, a bit of history and actuality. Streets of Thessaloniki with their topical atmosphere, shops, taverns and pubs.

    thumb Noam K
  •   The guide, the tales, the group and the hidden spots known only to a local – everything merged into a unique experience that I highly recommend for anyone who visit the city for the first time. My advice – take the tour as early as...More

    thumb nadavban

      Some 25 people booked the todays 10.00 a.m. free tour and found themselves waiting for 45 min. No guide turned up. Be aware and don't book with Explore Thessaloniki!!

    thumb omorfizoi
  •   John (Yannis) took us on a fantastic tour of Thessaloniki with a measured and well dosed amount of History and monuments.

    thumb pabloh374

      We did the Roman and Jews tour with Free Walking tours and it was great. Our guide Kostas is a mine of information and knowledge about Thessaloniki and he brought the whole history of the Roman occupation and Jewish Community and so much more to...More

    thumb SHINTYMAN1

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