Thessaloniki was always a multicultural, multiethnic and multilingual city with a lot of customs, religions, and recipes. For centuries, mainly Jews, Christians, Muslims, but also people from the Balkan peninsula and Europeans from nearly every corner of the continent used to live one next to the other sharing traditions and a lot of flavours. Many of these multicultural flavours and products still survive today.
We are walking through the old traditional markets of Thessaloniki, among the narrow alleys of its center, where even today people do their shopping and we discover incredible stories that reflect its multicultural past.
We are communicating with locals, listening to their personal stories that are lost in the depths of the centuries and discussing with them about the eating habits of the old inhabitants of Thessaloniki, the special products of their recipes and their importance for each culture. We are tasting a lot of flavours, pieces of the history that is revealed alive in front of our eyes. We are exploring the gastronomic wealth of our city while learning how to use the necessary vocabulary as we come into contact with grammar and syntax issues.
We love to teach Greek by walking through the old districts of our city, learning the history of the old markets and experiencing a variety of gastronomic treasures! We love to explain the present time by talking for the multicultural past. We combine our love of language with our love for every element of our history and culture! We learn Greek our way!