Archaeological Sites & Historical Monuments

Coordinates: 40.642757, 22.954695

The walls of Thessaloniki

Parts from the Byzantine walls that survived in the period of the Turkish occupation can be seen in various locations of Thessaloniki, creating the atmosphere of another era. They protected the largest part of the city, it had a height of 10-12 meters and its length reached the eight kilometers.

It was enhanced with ramparts and approximately 60 towers, among them the White Tower, the symbol of the city, and the Tower of Trigonio, which survives standing even higher. On their northern side they connected with the acropolis and the Heptapyrgion, while the sea walls, which extended along the beach, were demolished in the 19th century. 



Access: Car, On foot

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