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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  • Simple monument with a simple exhibition. Nice to walk upstairs and see the beautiful Bay of Thessaloniki!
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  • Nice view from the top however if you don't read Greek you can skip the exhibits on the way up. I have no idea of what they were or why they were being displayed.  more »
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  • Well probably the most engaging site in Thessaloniki as it has an audio guide that runs you trough all historical periods and facts. You can actually buy a ticket with 15 pounds and see 5 sites/museums and the White Tower is included. Definitely the best view in Thessaloniki :D
  • The tower is beautiful but we could not visit because it was closed. The surrounding is nice for a break or to go on walk. There are lot of restaurants around to eat as well so don't hesitate to drop by.
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