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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  • You get a great view from the top but, really, that's it. There are rooms on the way up with exhibitions in but, if you don't read Greek, you'll have no idea what they're about. I visited with two fri...  more »
  • Everyone should rise at least once in the White Tower. The view is great! In every one of the 7 floors of emerging SIGA SIGA Thessaloniki history with interactive media. What is worth more, of course, is the 8th and last floor where you got the Thessaloniki on the plate!
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  • The sight at the top of the tower is very great. It is perfect for some selfie. Inside there is an average museum. To 31th March it is close after 4 pm. Be careful! The headroom is very low. Adult tic...  more »
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  • Great museum. There's a lot more inside than it appears from the street! Several floors of exhibitions about the history of the city. The English audio guide was great, but could be better. Great views of the city from the top. Friendly staff. You'll need ID to get an audio guide however.
  • We visited the tower in an early summer evening. There was a lot to learn from a very informative and well arranged exhibition. Tourists can experience taste of food from different cultures who inhabited Thessaloniki. It's an interesting restaurant on the top of the tower. I recommend making the time and see The White Tower Exhibition.
  • It has a great view from the top! Also the content and the history provided inside the museum is incredible. It is also very cheap, like 1-2€ per person (free for children). I recommend this so much.
  • Very interesting view of the sea and the harbour, however don't expect anything of breathtaking unless the sky is very clear and one is able to see the Mount Olympus and other high places. Regarding the exhibition, the English adaptation is poor and unprofessionally recorded. There is no English text, but the Greek information is rich and interesting. It's a good place to start a visit of the city, but it's a waste of time when you've seen it first.
  • One of the Best Place to visit in the city of Thessaloniki. Holding History within. And Great view of the city.
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