White Tower of Thessaloniki

White Tower of Thessaloniki

White Tower of Thessaloniki
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  • Jessica A
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience!
    The visit of the tower is divided into several steps. The audioguide is easy to download and it is worth listening to it. You're going to visist the tower floor by floor, which is makes way easier to climb to the top. Each floor has got interactive screens to deepen your understanding of what you are experiencing. When you reach the top, you get an amazing view on the promenade and the whole city. The staff is also friendly and helpful, thank you!
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 2, 2023
  • AnnPalmerUK
    137 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great view from the top
    Great view from the top and the shallow stairs made it easy to climb up. If you buy the Thessaloniki Pass, it costs 15 euros and gives you admission to 6 places, including the White Tower. Good value and we saved 13 euros overall
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 2, 2023
  • Cindy W
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worthwhile stop.
    Definitely a stop worth spending time at. From the top of the tower you have amazing views of the sea and the city. With admission, you can follow an audio on each floor with the history and setting of the times. Highly recommend
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 19, 2023
  • BlackMambaNumberFive
    New York City, New York159 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Symbol of Thessaloniki
    The white tower is a symbol of Thessaloniki of sorts. It has 6 floors outlining the history of the city and panoramic views from the balcony on top. I could see the city on one side and the Aegean Sea and ships on the other. They offer audio tours as well. I could peak out from its windows and grab various angles of the city from them. I suggest walking along the waterfront, as well to get the view of the tower from a distance.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written June 19, 2024
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MySweetShadow
Tallinn, Estonia148 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
If you're interested in paying the entrance fee simply to get to the top and see the view, then by all means, go ahead. It's a fully legitimate reason. But if you think you'll be getting anything else for your money, you'll be disappointed.

The halls are supposed to offer a brief history of Thessaloniki. They kinda do, at least if you can read Greek. Although there are some translating devices offered (you can get them by displaying identification), I can't understand why some basic text (even that on computer screens!) can't also be offered in English, like in most museums. It's very disappointing, to say the least.

Moreover, we had to needlessly wait out in the cold for 20 minutes, because the door was locked - nowhere did it indicate you had to bang on the door so that they let you in. Poor service.
Written February 8, 2020
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Ivan Kinsmam
Kielce, Poland1,065 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Anything old and of any cultural value seems to have been destroyed in Thessaloniki.This is a sad reminder of how boring this city has become.

The promenade was full on Sunday evening - seems to be the only form of escape for its citizens.
Written February 2, 2020
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CyprusEffie
Larnaca, Cyprus119 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Very informative display of various aspects of the city (e.g. history, people, commerce, arts, etc).
The info is mostly textual, rather than visual and the discourse quite naive (religious/nationalistic oriented). Yet I did enjoy and learned a lot about the city. The view from the top is magnificent and the entrance fee only 3 Euro.
Written February 24, 2020
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Joan W
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Ok, so it isn't the Empire State Building, or the Eiffel Tower, but it is the most enduring symbol of this city, and definitely worth a visit. There are 96 steps to the top (I couldn't find that info anywhere online!) and they are wide and shallow stairs, very easy to climb. On each of five levels, there are rooms to the side that use multimedia to tell the history of the city. An audioguide translates the exhibits to English. My kids enjoyed all the little nooks and crannies. Also, watch your head! I'm not sure if people were just shorter all those years ago, but the ceilings were very low, especially in the arched doorways between rooms. If you're taller than about 5 foot 4, you'll need to bend alot.
Written January 11, 2020
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JerveeT
Leipzig, Germany15 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
The tower and exhibition itself was nice, well-maintained and there were audio guides available in English and German.

The staff members, however, were unfriendly and unhelpful. There is one staff member stationed at every exhibition. They offer no extra information or help. They are literally there to watch you like a hawk. Made the experience very uncomfortable, like you were entering in to their personal space.

Also after experiencing the friendliness and hospitality the Greeks have towards children and young families like us, they were very rude and unhospitable towards us and our children. Our son got told off for touching a glass case. We also got told off for letting our 6 year old hold the audio guide "because they are very fragile".

If you are a history buff and HAVE to experience a quintessential historical part of Thessaloniki, sure visit the White Tower.

If you're looking to fill your time with small children, there are other nicer things the city can offer.
Written June 3, 2022
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PB T
Regina, Canada8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I recently visited the White Tower, with my ticket price 3 Euros upon my request they gave me an English headset. I expected that this would be a useful item to have but it proved not to be. The audio simply stated what the topic was of each numbered screen's, all the written info was only in Greek & it was as the saying goes "all Greek to me' as I had no idea what the details were, pity.
The view from the top is stunning & in someways it was worth the price of admission, just don't expect to be enlightened . ;)
Written March 13, 2020
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CheeseburgerParadise
Sydney801 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Previous reviewers already mentioned that all info is in Greek only. Strange and a shame considering it's one of the symbols of Thessaloniki and that the various exhibts give an excellent summary of the history of the city. Summer entry fare is 6 euros which is a bit steep if you only go in for the view and cannot read the information panels.
Also, almost no information about the history of the structure itself. Read up on this online prior to visiting.
Written April 11, 2023
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drinks&travel
Munich, Germany23 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
The white tower is a impressive building, that hosts the more or less official history of the city. Many interesting thing are to discover about her or modern Greece in total. Sadly even as a history fanatic, the way its presented can be very tiring. General good ideas, needs fixing.
Written September 14, 2020
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Dan R
Herzliya, Israel647 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
This is an interesting monument, and the exhibition inside seems to be quite interesting. However, all panels are in Greek only! This seems to me hard to understand, taking into account the number of foreign tourists visiting the city and the fact that this is advertised as one of its top attractions. At least the view from the top on a beautiful day was amazing,
Written April 28, 2022
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IndigoGrrl
Ness Ziona, Israel3,086 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Interesting museum showcasing history of the city, although we had already been to the Jewish Museum, and found many of the exhibits at the White Tower to be a bit redundant in content.

The audio guides were a bit wonky. Friendly staff.
Written August 18, 2022
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