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White Tower

Thessaloniki Sightseeing

White Tower

per person

Thessaloniki’s symbol, the White Tower is a 15th century fortification which was part of the city’s defenses.

The White Tower is the point where the seaward defense and the eastern wall met.

For years it served as a prison for condemned prisoners awaiting execution. In early 1980s it was reconstructed and since 1985 is operating as a museum.  Today the White Tower is used as a place of exhibition of the Byzantine Museum of Thessaloniki. For the first months of 2002 it housed ‘Byzantine Hours’, an exhibition devoted to ordinary life in Byzantine times.

The first floor was presenting the “Professionals in the market place “ which actually is a presentation of tools and other objects belonging to goldsmiths, blade-smiths, glassmakers and tillers together with coins and a miniature model of Thessaloniki’s market place.

The second floor was devoted to journeys and trade. Objects and texts related to journeys by sea and overland, fairs, spectacles and pilgrimages.

The third floor is a presentation of the Byzantine home and its interior design, the decoration, supper, and the neighborhood.

At the floor above there was an exhibition of life at home with garments and footwear, cosmetics, perfume and jewellery, personal grooming, and even superstitions.

The theme of the top floor was covering burial and funerary customs.

See the nearest sights:

  • Included
    White Tower
    Στάση Λεωφορείου
Bus stop 1: White Tower
Bus stop 2: Archaeological Museum Thessaloniki
Bus stop 3: Agia Sofia
Bus stop 4: Agios Dimitrios
Bus stop 5: Byzantine Castles
Bus stop 6: Arch of Galerius (Kamara)
Bus stop 7: Aristotelous Square
Bus stop 8: Port of Thessaloniki

The ticket price does not include entry to the archaeological sites - sights. SightSeeing Thessaloniki is not responsible for opening hours and access to archaeological sites or other sights.