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Trip Planner: Europe / Greece / Central Macedonia / Thessaloniki Region / Thessaloniki / White Tower of Thessaloniki
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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White Tower of Thessaloniki reviews
Main attraction and pride of Thessaloniki Take a walk at sunset and this tower is one of the sites to enjoy. Fun area.
Main attraction and pride of Thessaloniki Take a walk at sunset and this tower is one of the sites to enjoy. Fun area. more »
A beautiful building. The view from the top is spectacular. It shows the turbulent history of this lovely city. As a non-Greek speaker unfortunately the information is all in Greek so translation...
A beautiful building. The view from the top is spectacular. It shows the turbulent history of this lovely city. As a non-Greek speaker unfortunately the information is all in Greek so translation... more »
This city has a wonderful waterfront to walk at sunset and this tower is one of the sites to enjoy. Fun area.
This city has a wonderful waterfront to walk at sunset and this tower is one of the sites to enjoy. Fun area. more »
Great building and Tower. Not really white ;) Though the second biggest city in Greece, Thessaloniki does really feel smaller - a plus, I consider, for such a historic city. There are many historical sites all over Thessaloniki, many of which are not widely known. On Google Maps, just tap the compass to see these, filter by attractions and distance, it'd bring attractions near you and just explore.
Very nice place. I was there in December so no queues and very little people. There is a nice view from the top. Definitely worth going up. In each floor there is a small exhibition, for example of old photos (how does this tower and it's neighborhood looked like hundred years ago). Small gift shop at the top floor. I think people up to 26 years have a free entrance. View from the top is amazing.
A beautiful place with a panorama. The ticket (6€) includes an audio guide in 4 languages (English and Russian for sure), but you need your own headphones for the audio guide. This surprised me a little. There are a lot of installations inside, but everything is in Greek and an audio guide would help to understand more. At the very top there is a beautiful panorama of the city around.
Price for the ticket is 12 euro. And there was a day free to the public 18 of May (museum day). What can I possibly share for my experience? Amazing things to learn in the White tower. It totally worth visiting to learn more for Greek history and for the history of Thessaloniki. Stairs can make you feel a bit claustrophobic as they are a bit low.? Just make sure you have an hour or two to spend as there is so much to see and read and watch(Projectors). And on top you can take amazing pictures of Thermaic Gulf and mountain Olympus if weather allows. Just go for it if you are a fan of Greek history and amazing views. No hot/open soft drinks allowed inside (apart from water)
It's probably the most known sight in Thessaloniki. It's a nice little museum on the inside and you can go on top and enjoy a good view around the town. Note: Visitors of 25 and younger can get in for free with a European ID card
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