The White Tower was never intended to become a symbol of Thessaloniki. It was built by the Turks in the 15th century as part of the fortification of the city while over the years it was also used as a prison. In time he took various names – Leo Tower, Boold Tower and Janissary Tower – until he reached his present, which he won after the prisoner, who in exchange for his freedom, painted the Tower white.
It consists of a siz-storey museum in which the cultural, commercial, gastronomic and spiritual history of the famous for free thought of Thessaloniki is presented in the most beautiful way. It has become an intergral part of the daily life of the inhabitants of the city and very often it is a meeting point or and ideal place for a relaced, afternoon walk.
Each of it’s floors is dedicated of the older and modern life in the city while it is certain that you will enjoy to the fullest your tour or guided tour. By the time you reach its balcony, the most impressive part of the meseum and admire the stunning views of the city and the Thermaic Gulf. There you will realize why the White Tower is rightly considered a landmark and reference point of Thessaloniki and the visitor of the city.