The Kapani (Vlali) Market
The Kapani (Vlali) Market
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Asiyah Noemi K
Pula, Croatia5,365 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Family
In every town one of the most interesting places to visit is the market. It does not matter whether they are big or small, but they are always interesting to us. It is always the soul of the place. The Kapani (Vlali) Market is extremely interesting. It is Thessaloniki's oldest public market. We like to observe the people who visit the marketplace, the sellers who sell their products with great passion. The market is full of small shops selling textiles, shoes, home supplies, and flowers on one side. And on the other side richly supplied tables with fish, meat, various Greek cheeses, olive oil, olives, sweets, cakes and small tavernas... The richness of smells and flavors.
It is located between the Eleftheriou Venizelou streets, Egnatia, Aristotelous and Ermou. In the center of the city. It's not hard to find it. History of this market is very interesting. Its name comes from the Turkish name "Kapan-i Galle", which means "grains market". When the Jewish moved to Thessaloniki, the Greek and Turkish influence gradually diminished. Thus smaller traders came to the fore and gradually gained strength. One of them was Egyptian merchants who established an Egyptian market within the Kapani Market. The market even in our days is having a mixed atmosphere of all the nationalities that lived in Thessaloniki through its history. For the travelers it is a highly recommended destination as it is a very interesting experience to walk inside it and buy traditional food products and various other products, handicrafts ..... And all at a cheap price.
Written February 5, 2019
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Culturista_Life
Berlin, Germany231 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Solo
A big local market in the center of the city. A variety of shops in very good prices. Clothes, shoes, decorating items for the house. Of course you will also find a variety of food, including cheese, fish, pastries and sweets
Written November 22, 2015
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Stefanos B
Thessaloniki, Greece180 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Kapani or Vlali market (George Vlalis was a Greek revolutionary who was hanged by the Ottoman Turks in this area ) is a great open market with fresh meat, poultry, fish, olives, nuts etc. Some small restaurants serve local food.
Written January 13, 2020
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Living.The.Scottish.Dream
Glasgow, UK125 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This local market is a bucketlist item. Don't miss it. Very good walking and shopping place, great experience, even small kids loved it very much. Every vendor offers tastings from the food, olives, etc., just feel free to try everything.
Written November 3, 2020
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Nafofthewind
Thessaloniki, Greece93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Solo
Kapani Market is a very big market with a great quality of all kind of goods from food to wearable! You can make a walk around, buy spices, fish, meat and clothes. Don't forget to make a stop to local tsipouro-places to eat and drink local food and drinks!
Written September 24, 2016
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axels
Lillehammer, Norway2,378 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Not only fish - there is also a meat- and a poultry section - there are veggies, flowers, honey, spices, greek cheeses, olives and olive oil and much more like textiles, shoes, and tourist stuff; you name it :) - and there are small tavernas.
The Karpani is not only market halls under roof - it's as well a street market with lots of market stands of both sides in small pedestrian streets around.
Remember, the market opens at 05.00 am every day, except sundays, it's closed.
The best day is saturday morning at 06.00 am - make it before breakfast - it's a experience for live, especially the fish market with shouting and singing fishmongers :)
Written March 26, 2019
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Mani B
Melbourne, Australia571 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
The market is a must see experience and runs off Aristotelis Square. There is a variety of meat and fruit shops but mostly clothes / religious shops and tourist shops. This market caters for the locals and for the tourist. There are eateries scattered everywhere so when your tired of walking you can take a break.
Written August 4, 2017
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AnnPalmerUK
137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
An interesting window on what the locals buy and good for browsing. Lots of fish, meat, olives/bakery stalls, quite noisy, but lots of atmosphere.
Written October 2, 2023
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barTalpiot
Jerusalem, Israel263 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
I really liked it. Take into account that I like markets. Prices are good. 30 to 60 minutes . Very fresh vegtables.
Written December 22, 2022
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Gaye N
Perth, UK490 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Good market with variety of fruit,vegetables meat and fish. There is also a section with flea market vibe, so something for everyone. Busy with locals but good place for tourists to wander.
Written October 19, 2022
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