Filikis Etairias is a small cute alley in the city center that was regenerated into a pedestrian area before a couple of years. At the intersection of Filikis Etaireias and Manousogiannaki street you will meet ‘Massalia stin Thessaloniki’ or just Massalia, a restaurant that was opened in 2014. There is another Massalia restaurant at Chalkidiki, owned by the same people!
I was very eager to visit Massalia (Marseille in Greek), because since it started operating it quickly became the talk of the town as a gourmet meze restaurant. So I was very curious to see what it was all about and if it really was so special! I have to admit that I was totally amazed from what I experienced during my visit there. The day that we visited Massalia, it was full of young people, families and some actors, probably from a theater that is located nearby.
The design and the atmosphere of Massalia is truly unique and the friendly staff makes you feel very comfortably! Try the excellent shrimp wrapped in kanafeh accompanied with quinoa salad, the seabass with leeks and the sardines.
In Thessaloniki, there are numerous restaurants but Massalia certainly deserves your attention!