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Travel Greece - Tour of the White Tower of Thessaloniki

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Published on Dec 10, 2010

Take a tour of White Tower of Thessaloniki in Thessaloniki, Greece -- part of the World's Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.

A unique and prominent structure in Thessaloniki, Greece is the White Tower which is pristinely situated on city's waterfront.

This ancient fortification was used by Ottoman watch guards during the peak of the Ottoman empire.

It was then utilized as a prison and was known for holding numerous executions.

The towers name was coined when it was whitewashed by the Greeks during their takeover of the city in 1912.

This edifice stands 33 meters tall, and from the top visitors can take in the entirety of the city's landscape.

The White Tower also boasts a museum which offers visitors a unique view into the historical time line of Thessaloniki.

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