Kourkoumelata, Koufalia, Thessaloniki, 57000, gr
Good for: Families
If you should want to visit Koufalia, there is a regular (on weekdays) service to and from the main bus station in Thessaloniki, operated by the national bus company KTEL. It is the number 81 service and stops at various places around Koufalia, taking around an hour. The fare is €1.
Be warned that they have recently introduced automatic ticket machines on the bus and you will need change as thedriver will not give you any, and the ticket inspectors can be extremely lacking in understanding if you have no change. Giving them a note is not an option as they will not accept it.
On a Tuesday, there is an excellent and sizeable street market in Koufalia. There is produce of all types, including wonderfully fresh vegetables, along with clothing, hardware, household goods, and much more. It really is a great place to have a browsweround.
There is an adjoining fish market, in one of the side streets. Just follow your nose!
Go early in the day, as the market packs up about lunchtime.
What to buy: Whatever you need, because you're sure to find it.
What to pay: Cheaper than the shops, and a small amount of haggling is acceptable, although you really need to speak Greek.