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“with a great view of the town”
Review of OTE Tower

OTE Tower
Ranked #29 of 152 things to do in Thessaloniki
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The OTE Tower is located at the heart of the International Exhibition & Congress Centre of TIF HELEXPO in the centre of Thessaloniki. It is a television and observation tower designed by the architect Alexandros Anastasia's in 1966 that stands 76 metres tall and features four floors. It is noteworthy that the first black and white broadcasts of the Greek State Television were transmitted from this building a year after the Tower's completion. Nowadays, the OTE Tower has been totally transformed in a modern telecommunications tower. The unique design and features have rightfully earned the OTE Tower its landmark status among the many architectural marvels that punctuate Greece's cultural capital, Thessaloniki.
Reviewed April 17, 2014

it is just on the entrance of the thessaloniki fair .just close to the center of the town and the town hall.it is a must visit in thessaloniki and you can see from there the whole town and suburbs.well i prefer to go to eptapyrgio to upper town where the view is also fantastic.but if you are Near the center then just go to the OTE tower and enjoy the view

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Reviewed April 1, 2014

An excellent monument where you achieve an amazing view of Thessaloniki..
You need just an hour to enjoy a totaly panoramic view of the city.In the meanwhile you enjoy your coffee or snack.
OTE Tower is a 76-metre-tall tower located in the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center in central Thessaloniki, Greece. The tower opened in 1966 and was renovated in 2005.
The tower was designed by Greek architect A. Anastasiadis and was completed in 1965, with the first black and white broadcasts on a Greek television network taking place from the tower in 1966. The tower was also used in the 1970s to support the antennas of an experimental VHF analogue mobile telephone network.
Today it is used by the Cosmote cellular mobile telephone network.
The tower today, other than its status as a modern monument of the city and its use by Cosmote, opens up for events and exhibitions during the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair, while a revolving restaurant operates year round on the top floor.!!!!
You must visit !!!

6  Thank thanja
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

a typical 70's telecomunication tower which in one of the high floors has a cafe/bar with mediocre atmosphere but with 360 degrees views all over thessaloniki cause it strolls very slow.

Thank alex12013
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Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

The place could use a makeover, but the view is amazing. You can see the whole city while enjoing a drink.Not cheap, one frappe 6,5 eur. I recommend it!

4  Thank Tania A
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

My idea of visiting a city for the first time consists of touring it on foot, smelling and tasting flavors, enjoying colors and feeling people. I loved Thessaloniki, going around its markets, ancient monuments and its people. I also love taking coffee, calmly enjoying a great view. The Ote tower was the perfect place to take my last coffee before leaving. It is a true panoramic view of the city where you get to see all the post you've been to for around an hour in order for the room to make a full turn. Be aware of the air conditioner: while the part in the shade is cold, the parts bitten by sun are hot, all inevitable since it is made of glass. You basically hug the city from the highest point in town, and the best of all is that they have good coffee!!!!!

Thank Ouragan6679
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