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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  • Symbol of Thessaloniki. A museum to visit with low price ticket and a stunning view from the top of the tower.  more »
  • As you wind up from floor to floor within the historic White Tower, you go through time and various themes and are exposed to the richness of this ancient city-cultural, political, economic, etc. Well...  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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