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Thessaloniki Private Historic Walking Tour

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Thessaloniki, Greece

From $157.73 / person

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up to 24 hours in advance

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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Experience the rich historical legacy of Thessaloniki during this private walking tour led by a local archaeologist. Discover a variety of UNESCO World Heritage monuments from the Byzantine and Roman eras, visit the famous White Tower, and step back in time at the Greek Agora and Roman Forum. A private guide and a snack are included.

Additional Details

  • Experience the historic sights of Thessaloniki on a walking tour with a private guide
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage-listed Byzantine churches
  • Gain new insights into local history from your archaeologist guide
  • Admire local attractions like the White Tower and crypt of Saint Dimitrios
  • Private guide ensures personalized attention and service
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Departure Point

Agiou Nikolaou 4, Thessaloniki 546 33, Greece

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your private guide in the morning in front of the Saint Dimitrios Church entrance. Over the course of the day, you’ll experience a cross-section of the ancient Roman, Byzantine, Christian, and Jewish cultures that have shaped Greece’s second-largest city.

First, check out some of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Byzantine Christian churches, and stop by the Roman “agora” (marketplace) which has hosted traders for thousands of years.

You’ll proceed from there to explore the crypt of Saint Dimitrios, a subterranean space recently revealed below the church. This is a good opportunity to learn from your guide about the incredible range of cultures, from the Ottomans to the Christians to the Jews, who have called Thessaloniki home throughout the ages. You’ll finish your trip by visiting the White Tower, perhaps the most famous landmark in the city, after which your trip will end there.
Stop At:  
White Tower of Thessaloniki
The White Tower of Thessaloniki (Greek: Λευκός Πύργος Lefkós Pýrgos; Turkish: Beyaz Kule; Ladino: Kuli Blanka) is a monument and museum on the waterfront of the city of Thessaloniki, capital of the region of Macedonia in northern Greece. The present tower replaced an old Byzantine fortification, known to have been mentioned around the 12th century, that the Ottoman Empire reconstructed to fortify the city's harbour sometime after Sultan Murad II captured Thessaloniki in 1430. The tower became a notorious prison and scene of mass executions during the period of Ottoman rule. The White Tower was substantially remodeled and its exterior was whitewashed after Greece gained control of the city in 1912. It has been adopted as the symbol of the city.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Church of Saint Dimitrios - Patron of Thessaloniki
The Church of Saint Demetrius, or Hagios Demetrios (Greek: Άγιος Δημήτριος), is the main sanctuary dedicated to Saint Demetrius, the patron saint of Thessaloniki (in Central Macedonia, Greece), dating from a time when it was the second largest city of the Byzantine Empire. It is part of the site Palaeochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessaloniki on the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO since 1988.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Built in 306 A.D. by the romans, Rotunda is one of the oldest religious sites of the city. Going back to the late 3rd century A.D., after a number of long devastating wars, the romans decided to divide the Empire into 4 regions, each with its own provinces , thus leading to the creation of a new form of leadership, the Tetrarchy.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Arch of Galerius
Galerius Arch (kamara) and Rotunda were basic elements of the palatial complex. Original intensions were predicting its use as a mausoleum, although many archaeologists believe it was initially used as a roman temple. The dimensions of the main structure are quite impressive.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
The Greek Agora and Roman Forum
The Roman Forum of Thessaloniki is the ancient Roman-era forum of the city, located at the upper side of Aristotelous Square. It is a large two-terraced forum featuring two-storey stoas, dug up by accident in the 1960s
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Kids under 18 years old half price entrance tickets with show of the passport.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please make sure you will wear comfortable shoes and hats especially during summer months
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Athens Walks Tour Company

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Thessaloniki Private Historic Walking Tour?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Thessaloniki Private Historic Walking Tour.
What is the policy on sanitization during Thessaloniki Private Historic Walking Tour?
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Good choice
Riama P
, Jul 2018
Our guide Maria is the nice tour guide and friendly. She explained clearly. And her knowledge about history is the best. Thank you Maria.
Beyond Wonderful
, Jul 2018
Miss Vasiliki was fabulous! She was knowledgeable, engaging and compromising. Provided information without feeling lectured, appreciated time required for photographs. This excursion, while somewhat pricey, was so worthwhile. Cannot recommend them highly enough.
My wife and I spent ten days in...
, Mar 2018
My wife and I spent ten days in Thessaloniki and we went on this tour in the morning of our first full day in the city. Our guide was Anna Semertzi and we had a training guide with us as well. Probably due to the lateness of the season, November 19,2017, we were the only two non-guides on the tour so we had a very private tour. Anna's knowledge of the history of the city and about the customs, religion and archaeological sites was amazing. The tour covered all of the areas near our hotel and our guide took us to areas that we most likely would not have discovered on our own so that after the tour we felt comfortable walking all over without worry about getting lost. I would recommend doing this tour early on in your stay so that you get the overall lay of the land and feel of the city. In summary, we had a great guide and an extremely informative and enjoyable tour.

Product code: 5776P13

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