A great way for foreigners to see the locals of Thessaloniki out and about, would be to visit the markets of Kapani and Modiano. Most of the covered Modiano Market is made up of food stores selling items ranging from delicatessen, fish and meat, to spices. This traditional market has early-20th century architecture and is a must-visit even for those not looking to purchase any items. Located just a few minutes away, near Aristotelous Square, is the historic Kapani Market. Known to be the oldest open market of Thessaloniki, the lively Kapani Market is traditional and therefore offers visitors an incredibly unique experience. Visitors will find fresh fish here, along with spices, fresh coffee, milk products and so much more, at reasonable rates.
Throughout the day
Around 2 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The different types of items on sale
While both, the Kapani and Modiano Markets will not have prayer facilities for Muslim visitors, there are a few mosques in the city of Thessaloniki, due to its small Muslim population. Two well known mosques in the city include the Hellenic-Arabic Center for Culture and Civilization and the New Mosque.
Finding food items while visiting the Kapani and Modiano Markets will not be a problem at all. Visitors to both markets will be able to find a variety of fresh items to purchase. Modiano Market is also known to have a few restaurants and cafés. Since Kapani Market is located near Aristotelous Square, those visiting this market will also be able to locate a number of good restaurants and cafés. Muslim tourists will however have to be careful with where they dine, since almost all eateries will serve non-Halal dishes.