White Tower of Thessaloniki
The White Tower is Thessaloniki's most famous building, located in the eastern part of the waterfront. It is a round fort-tower, built in the 15th century as part of the fortification of the city. During Ottoman occupation, the White Tower was a place of prison and torture. After the liberation of Thessaloniki, in early 19th century, the tower was whitewashed so as to be purified by the blood and as a result it was renamed to “White Tower”. Even though the tower is no longer white, it still keeps its name and is considered to be city's landmark.
Visit the permanent exhibition housed and climb up the balcony.
The view is magnificent!