Eptapyrgio Castle

Eptapyrgio Castle, Thessaloniki

Eptapyrgio Castle
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
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lina
18 contributions
must go
Sep 2020
if you are interested of the city's history and architecture you will for sure end up to the Eptapyrgio. Fullview of Thesalloniki and Thermaikos from above and must for solo or not photos. Last but not least, closeby there are some cool and very good places to sit and enjoy greek tastes.
Written February 28, 2021
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Etelka K
Cluj-Napoca, Romania56 contributions
Nice part of the city, worth visiting
Jul 2020
The most amazing part is the view from the tower. You can see almost the entire city and the port from above. The castle is not that impressive, there is only one room with an exhibition from the period when it was used as a prison. Apart from the "museum" visitors also can take a look inside a few empty prison cells.
For visitors under 24 and over 65 yeas traveling from EU country the entrance is free, for the rest, the entrance fee is 6 euros/person.
The area where the castle is located is beautiful as its the old part of the city. We took the bus 24 up and down to/from the castle but I can tell even seeing it from the bus that this area is worth visiting.
Written July 28, 2020
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Dafne07
Vienna, Austria1,832 contributions
Nice to do but nothing amazing
Mar 2020 • Family
Nice to walk around. You get some good views. It’s nothing amazing though but definitely a nice short trip. You can drive up and park for free right infront if the fort.
Written March 7, 2020
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Nikos T
125 contributions
wonderfull part of the city
Jan 2020
Must see part of the city. Full of history and magnificent views. Interesting cafes and restaurants for a short break
Written January 28, 2020
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brana
Belgrade, Serbia102 contributions
Eptapyrgio Castle - Ano Poli - Byzantine and Ottoman-era fortress
Dec 2019
What is especial from this place is a wonderful view to Thess Downtown. But...you have to be in quite good physical condition to get there on foot. Otherwise, you should take the bus 22 or 23 (city bus, price 1 Euro per person) or touristic bus 50( departure from White Tower, price 2 Euro) or on- hop red bus double decker (departure from White Tower on the coast, price 10 Eur per person). So... when you finally arrived there, the view is yours. But...the best time for take photos (sunny day for sure is obvious!) is early in the morning due to sun that look directly to your camera lens after 11 a.m. There is two steps for visiting, first one is lookout point and the other one...more hicking... is Eptapyrgio,or some kind of castle with 7(???)towers...epta means 7 but there is no 7 exactly :-) ...The castle has changed more uses during its history, the last one was prison. In time we get there the doors was locked, but we met kind guide from small office-house in front of the entrance and we were told a few facts about the history of the place (there is the infoplate with short story about) .
On our way back, we sat down to sunbathe on the lower lookout.. and go up again to the bus station..(Agion Anargiron Square near Church of St. Anargyroi Eptapyrgiou)
Written January 11, 2020
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Stefanos B
Thessaloniki, Greece92 contributions
Important Byzantine fortress, wonderful view !
Sep 2019
This fortress together with the Byzantine walls show the importance of Thessaloniki ,which was second most important city ( after Constantinople) in the Byzantine Empire.The view from Eptapyrgio is wonderful, a must visit place.
Written January 6, 2020
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LFKT
Thessaloniki, Greece72 contributions
Feel the energy!
Oct 2019
Great energy of a monument exist through centuries!
Breaktaking view of the whole city close by.
Tip: Parking is difficult. Pick up a taxi or visit on foot!
Written December 19, 2019
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VagosTikas
Thessaloniki, Greece38 contributions
Phenomenal
Nov 2019 • Friends
If you happen to visit this place ask for Meni. I don't know if she still works there but she will educate you about the building and its history. All in all a huge castle with overwhelming walls. Ideal for photoshooting. The cells might give you the chills since it was primarily a prison. Many prisoners have been held and died over the ages. The entry fee is minor given what you see inside. One of the most known sights in the city.
Written November 24, 2019
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Alicia
The Hague, The Netherlands27 contributions
Just a castle, but great view
Nov 2019 • Friends
It was a big climb to this castle and it was quite hard to find after all the narrow street, but we are glad we walked all the way up there. The castle itself isn't that special, but the view from there is great!
Written November 11, 2019
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Theodora_Lifestyle_Secrets
Melbourne, Australia34 contributions
The view from the Castle is amazing
Jul 2019
Take the on-off tour bus and it will take you to the top of Thessaloniki. There you will walk around the Castle and the views are breathtaking! If you enjoy culture and history in Greece then you must see. It’s all part of the cultural experience of a city. We highly recommend it.
Written November 6, 2019
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