“Terkenlis” patisseries were founded in 1948 and from that time on they are considered a point of reference in Thessaloniki.
The chain’s oldest shop is located at the corner of Tsimiski and Aristotelous Street. Every day the mesmerizing smell from the oven while baking our products, spreads all over Aristotelous square and is considered as one of Thessaloniki’s most characteristic element, to which no one can resist. It’s a habit for Greeks from all over the country and visitors from abroad to make a stop at “Terkenlis” patisseries and buy its “famous” tsoureki. Tsoureki in Greece is almost a synonym to ‘Terkenlis’ but the brand, in its 70 years of existence, covers a much wider range of products. Traditional sweets, cakes, pastry, traditional pies, cold and warm snacks, ice cream, coffee but also salads and ready meals.
Terkenlis patisserie stores offer a wide range of Greek and international sweet delicacies as well as several products that have been carefully created according to their family baking traditions and well kept secrets. This includes an array of biscuits, pastries, cakes, pies and new creative desserts that have become loved by all their loyal customers.
It is by far one of the most recognised names in Thessaloniki- when it comes to sweets and pastry stores- and is the central patisserie of Aristotelous Square, located in the heart of the city. You should definitely stop by here if you are in town and have a sweet tooth!
What they are most famous for is their tsoureki bread, which on many occasions makes its way to Australia, the U.S, Canada, South Africa and other places around the world as lots of travellers stock up on it- packing it in suitcases and hand luggage to take back home for themselves, family and friends. The store located at Athens International Airport comes in especially handy for this!
The tsoureki variety offered by Terkenlis is amazing and includes milk, dark and white chocolate covered versions. Besides this, you will also find macarons, syrup sweets, honey-glazed fruit salads, ice cream, frozen yoghurts and even cold sandwiches are available.