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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  • Beautiful, beachfront hotel in Thessaloniki. I found the resemblance to the Golden Tower in Seville, gorgeous too! Too bad not having visited inside, but were expected by the authorities in the municipality of Thessaloniki!
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  • A short detour at the water and walk on the promenade. Pferdedroschke, grilled corn on the cob, tourist boats - and just the White Tower. You can climb it, whereupon we have refused because we were able to enjoy previously better views of the mountains and hills outside Thessaloniki's in the days.
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  • Who hasn't gone Thessaloniki and not pulled out a photo in front of the Tower? A walk on the beach will always come to the Tower. But if you enter and inside you will receive such energy that beguiles.
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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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