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General description: White TowerThe White Tower of Thessaloniki can be found in the near vicinity of the promenade running along the beach. The White Tower is located directly on Nikis Street and can be easily reached from all corners of the town.
The tower comes from the period of the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent who lived between 1520 and 1566. The tower became part of the fortifications that were placed around the city. Previously, the place was the location of another tower which was thought to have been constructed by the French.
The White Tower of Thessaloniki is 33,90 meters high and its diameter is about 22,70 meters. This gigantic building features six floors and in the past it was used as a prison and a garrison by the Ottomans. Due to the fact that in 1826 there was a massacre performed in the tower the landmark received the name – the Tower of Blood or also the Red Tower. Currently, the place is brightly illuminated at night and has become a major tourist attraction. It can be admired from the promenade and is visible even from a long distance.
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