White Tower of Thessaloniki

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Thessaloniki: Customized Private Walking Tour with a Local

1. Thessaloniki: Customized Private Walking Tour with a Local

Discover Thessaloniki through the eyes of a local on a private, customized walking tour. Meet your host at your hotel or Airbnb to get familiar with your neighborhood and discover where the best places to buy groceries or eat out are located. Your local guide is passionate about their city and eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. The right host will then be hand-picked, based on your interests and each tour is completely unique to you. You can choose the meeting point, start time, and length you prefer. Learn about the easiest ways to get around, and hear about the top things to see and do. Chat about life in the city and exchange cultural differences. Feel more comfortable navigating your way around on your own, confident you have all the information you need.

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Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Ouranoupoli with Mt. Athos Cruise

2. Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Ouranoupoli with Mt. Athos Cruise

Depart from the White Tower of Thessaloniki at 8:00 AM and head to Ouranoupoli by bus. You'll arrive in Ouranoupoli at around 11:00 AM in front of the Byzantine Prosphori Tower and board the boat for the cruise around Mount Athos. During the cruise you have the chance to see the ports of the Holy Monasteries of Helandariou and Konstamonitou, the colorful Monastery of Docheiariou, the nearby Monastery of Xenophontos, the renovated Holy Monastery of Agiou Panteleimonos - the Russian monastery, the Holy Monastery of Xeropotamou, the main harbor of Mount Athos Daphne, the impressive Holy Monastery of Simonos Petras and the Holy Monasteries of Osiou Grigoriou. Lastly, you can see Agia Anna, just below the imposing Mount Athos, which stands magnificently at 2,000 meters above sea level. After the cruise, visit the island of Ammouliani where you'll have free time to enjoy a swim in the emerald sea.

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Thessaloniki City Half–Day Tour

3. Thessaloniki City Half–Day Tour

This tour will begin with pickup from White Tower Thessaloniki before you head to see all of the city's major landmarks, from the Gallerius Arc to the Rotonda monument. Move on to enjoy a walk through the charming streets of the picturesque Ano Poli and see the City Walls. Your last stop is the stunning Agios Demetrius Byzantine Church and its crypt. Travel back in time and marvel at the unique constructions from the Byzantine era. Seize the opportunity to visit the Archaeological Museum, before returning to your hotel.

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Thessaloniki: Walking Tour

4. Thessaloniki: Walking Tour

Begin the tour at the White Tower of Thessaloniki, which is the most commonly known monument of Thessaloniki and the symbol of the city because of its prominent position, long history, and implosive architecture. Continue walking towards the Nea Paralia to see the statue of Alexander the Great and admire the famous umbrellas - a true ornament of the City. On the way back, visit the OTE Tower located in Thessaloniki's International Fair Grounds. From there, take the option to enjoy a coffee in the Tower’s café bar or follow the rest of the group toward the final stop at the Arch of Galerius (Kamara).

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Thessaloniki: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

5. Thessaloniki: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore the beautiful port city of Thessaloniki on a convenient hop-on hop-off bus tour. With unlimited access to the bus route for 1 day, you can see all of the key sights in your own time-frame, hopping on and off as much as you please. Listen to the on-board tour commentary to learn all about Thessaloniki's fascinating history, which dates back thousands of years. From the open-top deck, enjoy stunning panoramic views of the natural landscape, as well as the beautiful architecture (such as the Church of Agios Dimitrios, and the Church of St. Sophia). Discover the White Tower of Thessaloniki, an impressive historical structure (and one of the most iconic landmarks in the region). Also be sure to hop off at Ano Poli (Upper Town), and the Port of Thessaloniki, to take an even closer look at this Greek city, and to immerse yourself into the local culture. There's so much to see, and this sightseeing tour ensures you experience all of the major points of interest from the comfort of a double-decker bus. Bus Stops: • Archaeological Museum • Church of Agios Dimitrios • Ano Poli (Upper Town) • Port of Thessaloniki • Lefkos Pyrgos (White Tower of Thessaloniki) • Makedonia Palace Hotel

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From Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Kerkini Lake

6. From Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Kerkini Lake

This is a day trip to Lake Kerkini, one of the 10 most valuable wetland habitats in Greece with about 300 species of birds and rare animals. Among the many species, admire the beautiful flamingos and the magnificent buffalos that walk near you. All these are combined with the wonderful view of Mount Beles and the majestic valley of Serres. You depart to Kerkini Lake by bus at 8:00 AM. You reach the Dam of Kerkini Lake (Lithotopos area) and enjoy bird watching through the lake. Every season of the year hosts different species of birds so the boat ride hides a different surprise each time. The beautiful flamingos though, live there all year round. The area for horse riding is situated next to the dam and you can enjoy a horse ride as long as the weather permits it.  Next, you have a hot cup of coffee and afterwards you make a stop at the farm, just some kilometers away, wihere the impressive buffalos will walk near to you. Later on, you move a bit further to Vironia village and enjoy your lunch in a traditional Greek tavern. You depart to Thessaloniki at about 2:00 PM taking the perimeter road of the west side of the lake.

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Thessaloniki: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

7. Thessaloniki: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Discover Thessaloniki on an enjoyable hop-on hop-off bus tour. With unlimited access to the bus for 24 hours, you can explore this fascinating destination at your own pace. Spend more time at your favourite places and design your own schedule, taking in the 360 degree views from the open-top deck. On your way round you will see the White Tower, Thessaloniki's most iconic structure, and a building which has become the symbol of the city. As you cruise round you will see all of the key landmarks, including Church of St Demetrios, Hagia Sophia of Thessaloniki and the Traditional Markets. Experience the beautiful natural sights and historic architecture, accompanied by comprehensive commentary. Be sure to hop off as much as you can and fully immerse yourself into the local food, drink and general culture. Route Stops: Lefkos Pyrgos (White Tower) Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki Agios Dimitrios Church (Church of St. Demetrios) Arch of Galerius (Kamara) and Rotonda Egnatia (Aristotelous) Palaios Stathmos Port of Thessaloniki

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Thessaloniki Bay: 2.5-Hour Sailing Tour

8. Thessaloniki Bay: 2.5-Hour Sailing Tour

Your tour starts at the Marina Aretsou in the Kalamaria district of Thessaloniki. Enjoy a unique 2.5-hour cruise on a beautiful sailing yacht which will give you the opportunity to see the wonderful city of Thessaloniki along the beautiful coastline. You will see the top city’s sightseeing from the sea, the unique White Tower, the Harbor, the Makedonia Palace hotel, the park of Fokas and the whole seaside coastline. The boat welcomes a max number of 8 participants, so that the cruise is more relaxed and comfortable.

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Thessaloniki: Highlights Tour on a Bicycle

9. Thessaloniki: Highlights Tour on a Bicycle

This highlight tour starts off in an atmospheric area of Thessaloniki, Valaoritou. From here the local guide will bring you to two authentic Greek markets, the Kapani Market and the Modiano Market. After exploring this part of the culture, you will visit the historical Aristotelous Square. A visit to the ancient Roman Agora and the Dikasterion Square can't be forgotten. At the end of a street with many architectural differences also lies the famous Mausoleum, which was built by the remarkable Roman emperor Galerius. After visiting his palace and his arc, you will move on to the pride of Thessaloniki, the White Tower. This tower, which stands directly on the boulevard, will make you really marvel at this city. Cycling on this boulevard will give you a beautiful view over the sea and the surrounding mountains, before you eventually end up in the traditional area of Ladadika. During the day this is the perfect area to wander around and have a delicious Greek lunch, and at night this area comes to life with its many clubs and bars. After three hours of exploring you will be back at the starting point, walking away with unforgettable memories.

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From Sofia: Private Day Trip to Thessaloniki with Guide

10. From Sofia: Private Day Trip to Thessaloniki with Guide

Take the opportunity to see some of the famous sights and monuments of Thessaloniki on a private city tour with transfer and guide. Following a pickup at 8:00 AM from your hotel in Sofia, relax on a comfortable 3.5-hour drive to Thessaloniki. Begin the tour in the heart of the city where you’ll visit the White Tower. Learn about its long history and marvel at its implosive architecture. Next, head over to the historic Aristotelous square, home to different types of shops, restaurants, and a popular location where big festivals are held. Make your way over to the UNESCO sites of church Saint Dimitrios and the Rotunda Saint George. Then, have 2 hours of free time to explore the historic city at your own pace. Grab a taste of the local food scene and take incredible photos near the seaside. After that, you’ll return to Sofia where your guide drops you back at your hotel at around 8:00 PM.

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What people are saying about White Tower of Thessaloniki

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 84 reviews

The sightseeing tour was great and the audio guiding much better than in other companies. The staff really joyful and helpful regarding our stay in Thessaloniki. Definitely recommend it.

Ms. Maria did a great job customizing our tour to interests and have just enough history to keep us interested. Highly recommend her and her tour.

Very nice trip and very good and informative tour guide. He was very kind and he knew lot of things about history which he shared with us.

An amazing trip. Relaxing, no hurry at all. Thanks a lot to our guide Yanis.

Great city! Very good quality and service. Definatelly worth it!