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“historic museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The White Tower

The White Tower
Odos Nikis and Odos Pavlou Mela, Thessaloniki, Greece
30 2310 868 570
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Ranked #5 of 112 things to do in Thessaloniki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“historic museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

this museum on the waterfront symbolizes thessaloniki. a spiraling walk up the tower leads you through both local and greek history. the wrap around view from the top, breathing in the gulf air and the warmth of the macedonian sun, make this little gem a must do when in the city.

Visited November 2012
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“Nothing to see really”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Nothing but an ottoman tower on the waterfront with very little to see around apart from cafes and the broadwalk. If you have some time try to enter and check out the gallery/museum presenting a few pieces of the towns history. Also get to the roof and check out...well, the sea and the horizon.

Visited July 2012
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“nice”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

there's nothing much to see inside but the view from the roof is amazing!! you can see the all city from it, very nice to take a panormic photo from there.

Visited February 2013
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“Nice view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

The White Tower used to be a notorious prison and scene of mass executions during the period of Ottoman rule. Nowadays inside there is a museum about the history of Thessaloniki with many documents. When you reach the roof you can admire the view of the whole city! Don't forget to take a bottle of water with you, as you can go to the roof only by climbing the circular staircase.

Visited August 2012
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“excellent depiction of the history of thessaloniki”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I learnt a lot about the history of the city as I climbed up the stairs and visited the small halls with exhibits and photographs.

Visited February 2013
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