White Tower of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki

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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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  • Not something amazing. Just a tower. You can enjoy the parks around it. I did not find anything interesting there. Just some photos.  more »
  • If you go to Thessaloniki you can not climb the white Tower. The entrance costs 4 euros, you enter and start a series of light steps that surround the tower, with various intermediate steps where you can see vintage photos, jewellery, coins etc. Once at the top the view at 360 degrees on the city is breathtaking. Unmissable
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  • I was born in Thessaloniki, and I know allot about it! It is so beautiful, and everyone is like family there! I love the cheap and delicious food they have, and the sparkling oceans and tall clean buildings! The White Tower of Thessaloniki is so stunning, and the views are to die for! The White Tower is surrounded by grass and trees, and 10 steps away from the ocean! If I could, I would give it 10 stars!
  • Very nice park with the historical landmark of the White Tower. Very clean and taken care of, a good place to relax and enjoy the sea, as there are small grass areas and places you can sit and relax. The inside of the White Tower is very clean, and not boring at all, explaining the story of the city and the Tower itself.
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