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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  • Well worth a visit. You do not only get to see a cool tower but there are nice city views from the top and most importantly the tower contains a full history of the city we out on screens over each...  more »
  • We visited the tower in the morning and found it to be nice. Inside one can see exhibits about the history of the city and its inhabitants. Wished we could read more about the history of the tower...  more »
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  • Very detailed exhibits, much more information than we had the time or interest to consume! Very nice with the audio guide linked to all the exhibits. If you're into history at all, this is a must do (and the view from the top is tremendous!)
  • This was a great way to get to know Thessaloniki. Obviously, if you only have one day here, this is the place to go. There is a museum inside on 7 floors telling all about the history of the area and the city. We learned a lot and the view from the top is great. 3 euro entry for adults and free for kids under 18. The boardwalk area all around is awesome for walking around too.

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