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 White Tower of Thessaloniki Center. It offers an excellent view, beautiful alley near it, a lot of cafes restaurants and interesting places.
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  • The white tower stands out at the end of a long promenade along the sea front. It is a survivor of old Thessaloniki which is well preserved and worth a visit. Yo can climb upto the top.  more »
  • I have no words for the White Tower from its history as the maintenance is a miracle, the only annoying thing is people e.g. setting up stalls there but tell me across the beach set especially Tosh Sundays
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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