While a walking tour is the best way to see Thessaloniki's sights, those preferring the easy way can take the city-sponsored bus tour....
National Theatre of Northern Greece
Classical Greek drama and more modern theatrical works.
Grab an outside table when the weather’s warm, and watch the White Tower while savouring imaginative Mediterranean cuisine.
White Tower information
The history of Thessaloniki’s most famous landmark, the pacific White Tower, is actually bathed in blood. In 1826 Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II massacred rebellious janissaries (elite troops of forcibly Islamicised Christian boys) here. After the 1913 Greek reconquest, the ‘bloody tower’ was whitewashed to expunge this grisly past. Although the whitewash is long gone, the name stuck.
The tower’s interactive museum presents Thessaloniki’s history through multimedia displays.