White Tower of Thessaloniki
Updated: May 18, 2020
In 1430 the Ottomans constructed the White Tower of Thessaloniki to guard the sea walls. During the years, it became a prison. And now it is the most known monument of the City.
For centuries, the tower was part of the city walls that were demolished in the middle of the 19th century. After the Greek liberation in 1912, the tower was whitewashed, as a symbol of whipping the Ottoman past. This act gave the White Tower his name.
Since then, they have removed the white color and established a small museum dedicated to the city of Thessaloniki and its history. To enjoy all the exhibits, you will have to climb five floors on foot - not easy, but worth it. Don't miss the view from the top of the tower! It's amazing.
The White Tower and the undemolished wall, 1912