The White Tower of Thessaloniki
The White Tower is one of the most famous landmarks in the city of Thessaloniki in Northern Greece. It was reconstructed during the Byzantine era, and the Byzantines intended to have the White Tower fortify the harbour of the city. During the Ottomans’ time, it was utilized as a prison and site of mass murder. When the Greeks took control of Thessaloniki once more in 1912, they whitewashed the tower, and it is now a prominent symbol in the city. The White Tower now houses a museum detailing the history of Thessaloniki. This landmark and its accompanying museum are a terrific part of any visit to Thessaloniki.