White Tower

White Tower

White Tower

The White Tower of Thessaloniki (Ladino: Kuli Blanka, Greek: Λευκός Πύργος Lefkos Pyrgos, Turkish: Beyaz Kule) is a monument and museum on the waterfront of the city of Thessaloniki, capital of the region of Macedonia in northern Greece.

The present tower replaced an old Byzantine fortification, known to have been mentioned around the 12th century, that the Ottoman Empire reconstructed to fortify the city’s harbour sometime after Sultan Murad II captured Thessaloniki in 1430.

The tower became a notorious prison and scene of mass executions during the period of Ottoman rule.

The White Tower was substantially remodeled and its exterior was whitewashed after Greece gained control of the city in 1912.
It has been adopted as the symbol of the city.


Administrative information:
Nikis Sq., Thessaloniki (Prefecture of Thessaloniki)
Telephone: +30 2310 267832
Email: efapoth@culture.gr

Open
Monday – Sunday: 08.00-20.00

Tickets
Full: €4, Reduced: €2

Free admission days
6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
18 April (International Monuments Day)
18 May (International Museums Day)
The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
National Holidays
28 October

Holidays
1 January: closed
25 March: closed
Good Friday: 12.00-18.00
Holy Saturday: 08.00-17.00
1 May: closed
Easter Sunday: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed

White Tower
White Tower
White Tower
White Tower
White Tower
White Tower

SIGHTSEEING

The Arch of Galerius

City's meeting point

Byzantine Museum

Byzantine treasures of Thessaloniki

Ladadika

The heart of the city

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