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Email: info@thessalonikiwalkingtours.com
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Evi Karkiti

Evi Karkiti

I can’t say exactly when, but it’s been some…

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I can’t say exactly when, but it’s been some time since I stopped driving in the city; a while later I also limited my use of public transportation, except when it was absolutely necessary. To manage that, I cut back on the time I used to spend on other obligations, in order to walk around in Thessaloniki, the city where I was born and raised, where I live until today. As I was walking the city, I developed a new connection with it, I met its people again, I heard their stories. That gave me the idea of a group of walkers who could take along with them, in well planned and organized tours, both the visitors of the city who wish to know it better and also those inhabitants who have the same desire. I approached some dear friends who have the same interests and in a short while the team of Thessaloniki Walking Tours was ready.

I am Evi and I have been working for more than 20 years as a journalist, a job I love a lot. And yet, the experience of Thessaloniki Walking Tours is the most exciting thing I have done until now.

Kostis Zafeirakis

Kostis Zafeirakis

If somebody claims that they know the city…

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If somebody claims that they know the city intimately, without having worn out a couple of pairs of shoes walking in it, you shouldn’t put too much trust in them. Life means walking ‘till the soles of your feet fall off. In other matters, I am savvatogenimenos (born-on-a-Saturday), a vegetarian and a wanderer. I ‘ve been climbing the Meteora, canyoning in Evritania, rafting in Aoos river. I have seen the lagoon of Missolonghi from above while flying a glider and I have met amazing people, full of cheer about the future. My travel shows (Exodus, Oxygono, I Love Gr) in ET3 and SKAI are a constant feast. I have logged countless hours of flight on the airwaves too: from the radio station 88.5 of Mylos and the irreverent news reports in Palmos 9.65 and later as a journalist and a musical producer. I will always remember “Thermometro”, an ahead-of-its-time special section we used to make for the newspaper Thessaloniki. I am writing stories about people, places and travels in www.parallaximag.gr. And I walk with Emo, my travelling dog, who is the personification of love and curiosity.
Alkistis Charsouli

Alkistis Charsouli

I was born in Thessaloniki. I left when I was…

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I was born in Thessaloniki. I left when I was young but soon enough my studies in archeology and my deep interest for the countless stories that people are willing to share urged me back.Thessaloniki has a thousand different faces; I seized the opportunity to embrace most of them.Even today I keep wandering the city’s neighborhoods looking for their untold secrets, listening to their revealing sounds, getting dizzy with their scents and flavors, suffering through their misfortunes.Impulsive wanderer to my very core, I love every little surprise that lies in wait for me and I get intrigued by any story that may seem rather trivial to a historian, but truly valuable to a citizen of the world.
George Featham

George Featham

Why come to Thessaloniki? …

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Why come to Thessaloniki?To cut a long answer short, because it’s fun.A more than two thousand year old city is bound (doomed even) to facilitate that probability.I’m George, I’ve been living here for the past 12 years, I am currently writing a phd on the personification of death in late medieval painting and my goal in life is to make as many people as possible fall in love with Thessaloniki.
We shall walk the city, visit major monuments ranging from the Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman eras, all coexisting within a small radius, where the everyday life of a city in present-day Greece is vividly intertwined with its own historic legacy.Hidden treasures are to be found where no one expects them to be found, frescos one can only marvel at and mosaics of the highest quality and storytelling are waiting to be discovered, looked at, talked about and pondered upon.

And then there’s the Thessaloniki of the 20th century, the stories of a city in the process of modernization, a multicultural environment where Muslims, Jews and Christians coexisted peacefully for centuries and flourished as organized communities whenever there was no war, great fires, or Nazis.

Just don’t make the mistake of asking me about Boniface of Montferrat, Crusader King of Thessaloniki, as I tend to end up talking about him all day long.

But most of all we shall have fun

in a more than two thousand year old city.

And probably the best bougatsa on top of all that.

I hope to see you soon and add you to my list of lovers of Thessaloniki.

Philip Chatzissimou

Philip Chatzissimou

Hi, let me introduce myself: after high…

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Hi, let me introduce myself: after high school in Thessaloniki, I went to New York City and lived there for 11 years: I went to school for my university degrees and after I worked professionally in the Artist Management business in various important companies in Manhattan for many famous opera singers.Basically my passion in life (besides my family) is double: music (opera and classical music) and wine.I really have an exceptional knowledge (internationally-not only in Greece) of both music and wine that I gathered in New York.After I returned to Greece from New York City, my first job was in wine: responsible for the International Relations for the Wineries Association of North Greece, and much later I opened a wine business that is still alive and fine (with another owner).
Christos Ananiadis

Christos Ananiadis

Hello! I am Christos and what defines me is…

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Hello! I am Christos and what defines me is my love of nature and the attitude that life is an adventure. These encouraged me to begin exploring the mountains from an early age, starting climbing in 1983.I have enjoyed climbing almost all the Greek mountains, I am an officer of the Hellenic Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing, and since 1993, through the training procedures of the Federation, I have become a national mountaineering and climbing instructor and mountain guide. Offering mountain experiences and training is the profession of my dreams and that’s why I practice it with passion and responsibility. I run the Mountain Spirit company and I can guide you safely on the mountain, either if you choose to tour and hike on its slopes, or if you aim to conquer its summit!I am willing to offer all technical knowledge and equipment for a thrilling and safe climb, but I can also introduce you to the mountain culture so that you can enjoy even more intensely its beauty. My goal is always that the experiences I’ll share with you will remain unforgettable.