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Thessaloniki, Greece – 23.03.2019 #6

A walk in Thessaloniki, Greece – 23.03.2019 /part 6/.

The White Tower of Thessaloniki.

The present tower replaced an old Byzantine fortification, known to have been mentioned around the 12th century.

In 1826, at the orders of Sultan Mahmoud II, prisoners were massacred in the tower.

Because of the countless victims of Ottoman torture and execution, the Tower is called the Red Tower.

In 1890 the tower was whitewashed and thus acquired its present name.

It offers an incredible view of the Thermaic Gulf, in which Thessaloniki is located.

In clear weather, the mountains of Olomp and Ossa can be seen.

For the final of this series, I have also published some pictures of Julian – my friend and myself during this trip 🙂

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Written by Georgi Tsachev

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