Thessaloniki is a city with a rich history and Ladadika is no different. When Ladadika is translated to English it means a shop that sells oil. Greece has always been famous for its olive oil, this is also very evident in the Greek cuisine and diet.
Ladadika can be dated back to the Ottoman rule. Being very close to the port makes it an important part of the city. Ladadika lost some of its charm after the fire of 1917. For many decades it only hosted oil shops but was reinvented in the early 1980’s with a few café and bars. It was also known as the red light district of Thessaloniki during the Second World War. Ladadika has constantly changed with time but it continues to be a favorite spot for the tourists and the locals.
Ladadika is a short walk from the hustle of Aristelous square, the streets of this area can be found quieter during the day, but the quietness doesn’t detract from its beauty with colorful two-level buildings and the occasional line of orange trees, giving the area a warm and friendly feel. Each restaurant has its own unique character, which is even depicted on the outside of the buildings as well as in the inside with the theme of the décor. Plant veins can be found climbing up building walls, colorful chairs in the outside restaurants, art on sides of buildings and even a parrot in a cage on the street gossiping to people passing by.
In the evening, the restaurants come to life as locals and tourists fill the area, the once quiet streets turn into a buzz of nightlife and the ambience is suddenly transformed with lively chatter. Majority of these restaurants serve traditional Greek delicious food & local Greek wines. You cannot go wrong with your selection of restaurant in this area of town. Each restaurant looks and smells as amazing as the next. The restaurants are always lively in the evening with people from all over the city and world.
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