Top Choice Modern Greek in Thessaloniki


Ever-popular Paparouna has dishes as vibrant as its interior design. Bright primary-coloured walls and a checkerboard floor set the tone for bold flavours such as thyme-infused cocktails, salads of sea fennel and sp…
Top Choice Greek in Thessaloniki

Taverna to Igglis

Slow-cooked pork shank in thyme, ever-changing daily specialities and marinated meat grills that defy science with their succulence. This local fave in Ano Poli is away from the crowds and has delicious dishes that …
Top Choice Taverna in Thessaloniki

Kouzina Kioupia

Bright, friendly and spilling onto the plaza, this welcoming taverna fills with happy local families and tables full of friends. Straightforward taverna dishes are served with flare, and a good time is had by all. O…
Mediterranean in Thessaloniki

Dore Zythos

With their view of the White Tower, Zythos' outside tables are a scenic spot to pummel bread into smoky fava beans or feast on beautifully smoked pork.
Sweets in Thessaloniki


Glistening syrup-soaked treats have been luring dessert fans into Chatzis since 1908, back when Thessaloniki was still an Ottoman city. Try the moist, sugar-rush-inducing revani (syrupy semolina cake), chickpea and …
International in Thessaloniki

Kitchen Bar

Gaze out at the Gulf of Thessaloniki (Thermaïkos Kolpos) from this cafe-restaurant housed in a port warehouse. Seize an outdoor table (if you're quick); order a cocktail and risotto; and people-watch the style-consc…
Greek in Thessaloniki


Good old Krikelas is somewhat touristy (and thus a bit dearer than other Ladadika places) but does offer an extensive wine list to match its unique cuisine, which includes wild game, Cretan snails and other local sp…
Cretan in Thessaloniki


Down near the White Tower, Thessaloniki's original Cretan restaurant serves a delicious array of representative dishes, from dakos (rusks topped with tomato and olive oil) and wild horta (greens) to roast rabbit and…
Taverna in Thessaloniki


The walls are lined with olive-oil bottles and tins of produce in this enjoyably unfussy Ladadika taverna. Choose from numerous ouzos and plenty of Greek beer to wash down the grilled meats and seafood mezedhes.
Souvlaki in Thessaloniki

To Etsi

This bawdily decorated, iconic eatery near the White Tower is a local institution offering refreshingly light souvlaki and soutzoukakia (meat rissoles in tomato sauce) with vegetable dips, in Cypriot-style pitta bre…