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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  • Best is the harbour promenade along the way to "White Tower" (which is no longer white).
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  • Is very good location. I liked the place because is on the see, park and promenade of the city. Is the place where you can start your hop on hop off buss tour and with only 10 dollars you can see all ...  more »
  • No matter if you are staying for a day or a week, the view from the top is a must-see. The inside of the tower is also a museum with a few rooms for people who want to learn some history of Thessaloni...  more »
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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