Early Christian & Byzantine UNESCO Monuments

Coordinates: 40.626457, 22.948426

White Tower

The White Tower is the symbol of Thessaloniki, the first image that springs to mind when one thinks about the city.

It was built in the 15th century and, although today it dominates as the only monument on the beach, it was part of the fortification that was demolished in the 19th century. During the period of the Turkish occupation it was the prison of long term convicts with a lot of executions and was called Tower of Blood, but since it was painted white its present day name prevailed.

Nowadays, it functions as a museum and its visitors can, through its exhibitions, wander through the city’s history, but also to admire the amazing view from its top.



Address: Nikis Avenue, Thessaloniki 546 21

Access: City Bus, line 3 & 8.

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