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White Tower at Thessaloniki


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White Tower at Thessaloniki is the most famous symbol of Thessaloniki and one of the most recognizable monuments of Greece.

The White Tower was built as a fortified tower of 15th century and later served as military camp and prison. The last restoration was completed in 1985 and since then the white tower used for exhibitions, and since 2006, operates as a permanent museum of Thessaloniki.

The white tower of Thessaloniki has a height of 34 meters on six floors, with an internal staircase that is in contact with the outside wall. The tower was always isolated as it is today, but in the past surrounded by a wall that was demolished in 1917 after the liberation of Thessaloniki (1912).

The whole building but was part of the fortifications of the city, starting from the eastern part of which survives today (Upper Town) and finished in white with a water tower section that was demolished in 1867.