White Tower of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki

4.4
Must see · Observation Deck · Landmark
Thessaloniki's most recognizable landmark, White Tower of Thessaloniki is as enigmatic as it is photogenic. The precise date of the tower's construction remains disputed, though many historians now believe the Ottomans erected this structure shortly after the army of Sultan Murad II captured the city in 1530. Possibly designed by architect Mimar Sinan (who made his name building similar structures in other Ottoman territories), the tower probably replaced a pre-existing Byzantine building. Photographed from every angle, the image of the cylindrical tower has found its way on every type of souvenir, becoming the quintessential symbol of the city. Learn about the colorful history of this part of Greece by visiting the museum housed inside. Make White Tower of Thessaloniki a part of your Thessaloniki vacation plans using our Thessaloniki tour builder site.
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  • A small museum inside. It served as a prison, observation tower and part of the city defence system. A very easy-to-find landmark. Plenty cafes and bars nearby.  more »
  • When you are in town, this should be on your bucket list. A stroll along along the Promenade, on your way to the statue of Alexander the conquerer, you will ser this famos tower.  more »
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  • Very detailed exhibits, much more information than we had the time or interest to consume! Very nice with the audio guide linked to all the exhibits. If you're into history at all, this is a must do (and the view from the top is tremendous!)
  • This was a great way to get to know Thessaloniki. Obviously, if you only have one day here, this is the place to go. There is a museum inside on 7 floors telling all about the history of the area and the city. We learned a lot and the view from the top is great. 3 euro entry for adults and free for kids under 18. The boardwalk area all around is awesome for walking around too.

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