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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  • The significant tower of Thessaloniki's skyline is a great sight, but I was hoping for more. It is a simple tower that is not very high, so it is actually not something spectacular. If you are in Thes...  more »
  • The White Tower of Thessaloniki is the dominant monument of the Thessaloniki water front. Is an impressiv monument and is a place to visit. From the top and from the windows you can geta an fantastic ...  more »
  • This phenomenon to leave them at the mercy of everything you deserve only in Greece meet, unacceptable all from the first until the last that has jurisdiction and competence in this Tower, from good value up to all authorities, dirty and poorly maintained totally wrong all the functionality from what doesn't offer up unacceptable staff carried by the most rude and instead tourist way , I don't think appeals to tourists after the always is only in Greek there, admittedly the view is unsurpassed but wrong that closes out the 8 could pull a little longer at night is wonderful to see the greatly illuminated by so fine,
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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