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. White Tower of Thessaloniki is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Thessaloniki Edition.
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  • Ottoman tower that remains standing, was part of a Citadel that served as a prison, this sustituia to a Byzantine fortification. Located in a zone very busy to half distance of the plaza Aristotelous (plaza main of the city). It is one of the icons of the city where tourists make photos in front of it. Inside there is a Museum, is worth € 2
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  • The White Tower, fortified in the 15th century, and initially used as a place to look for its location facing the sea, was later used as a prison for those condemned to death. Its name derives from the work of a convict, who, in the end of ' 800, in Exchange for his freedom he painted the White Tower. Currently hosting an exhibition dedicated to the history of the city. It is 30 meters high and is surrounded by a beautiful park.
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  • From the classic places to do interacts in Thessaloniki. Especially now the feasts that are trimmed are wonderful. Walk on the beach
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  • This historical monument is the symbol for Thessaloniki. It stands tall at some metres away from the Thermaikos sea, in the city centre, and attracts most of the tourists in town. The surrounding scenery, combined with the great tower itself, provide a perfect background photo for any enthusiast. You cannot go to Thessaloniki and don't go here. You just can't!
  • One of the musts when you visit Thessaloniki. Lively crowd around at night. Street performers and collage folks. Nice place to meet locals.
  • Must see attraction. The entire ocean front is great. Very lively with plenty to do.
  • Centralno mesto za turiste u Solunu
  • €5 to enter and a pricey gift shop. However, full of interesting history including the various names throughout history and very cool for its present name. Great view at the top