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White Tower of Thessaloniki

White Tower of Thessaloniki: Our most recommended tours and activities

Thessaloniki: Walking Tour

1. Thessaloniki: Walking Tour

Discover the history this ancient city has to offer, accompanied by a professional local guide. You will have the chance to explore Thessaloniki's most important and interesting landmarks and monuments while listening to fascinating stories about the city and its residents. Prepare to travel in time and learn about Thessaloniki's foundation by the ancient Greeks, its Roman past, the Byzantines, the Ottomans and of course the Jewish population. Our tour will start with a the most famous landscape of the city the 'White Tower' them you will get the chance to discover the Galerian Complex that is consisted of the Hippodrome, the Arch and the Rotunda all build by Cesar Galerius. Time to see one of the oldest churches of the city that still preserves its beautiful Mosaics the Temple of Archeiropoietos. Explore the Roman Forum the center of all financial and administrative activity during Roman times, this place was full of life! Last but not least the visit at Thessaloniki's most famous church the Temple of St Demetrios the city's patron saint will leave you speechless.

Thessaloniki: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

2. 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

Thessaloniki: Customized Private Walking Tour with a Local

3. 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.

Thessaloniki: Highlights Tour on a Bicycle

4. 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.

From Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Kerkini Lake

5. 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.

Thessaloniki: White Tower Self-Guided Audio Tour

6. Thessaloniki: White Tower Self-Guided Audio Tour

Book a self-guided audio tour of the stunning White Tower to hear fascinating stories based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into the most iconic landmark of Thessaloniki. Entry to the White Tower is not included. Start your tour from the entrance of the tower and continue on to explore each of the 6 floors the tower has to offer. Get acquainted with the tower, its usage, and the city’s history as you wander through this 15th-century structure. This is an unmissable opportunity to experience the White Tower of Thessaloniki at your own pace with a captivating audio tour on your phone.

Thessaloniki City Tour and Archaeological Museum

7. Thessaloniki City Tour and Archaeological Museum

Thessaloniki is the capital of Northern Greece and the second largest city, a city that drifts in time from classical antiquity to modern days, preserving centuries of history till now. Firstly, we will head to the upper town the so called 'Ano Poli' and observe the impressive Byzantine walls. Moving on you will spot the traditional architecture by visiting the Paleochristian Church of Saint Demetrios, the patron saint of the city and its catacombs. Heading to the heart of the city center, you will learn about the Roman period by admiring the beautiful Monumnet of Rotunda and the famous Arch of Galerius. We will finish our tour by the sea with the landmark of the city, the White Tower and the statue of Alexander the Great kind of Macedonia.

From Sofia: Private Day Trip to Thessaloniki with Guide

8. 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.

Thessaloniki: AbenteuerDate and Tour for Friends and Couples

9. Thessaloniki: AbenteuerDate and Tour for Friends and Couples

You will start near the famous "Rotunde des Galerius" in the centre. of the old town. Your smartphone (special app in German language) will guide you on a secret route through this area. This walking trip will become an adventure trip, since You will solve plenty of litttle tasks at each secret location on Your route. All creative tasks, questions and challenges are about You and your relationship to each other. Not only fun for couples - also for good friends. You will learn new things about Yourself. Guaranteed. You will be asked questions how You would act or react in various situations. You will solve semi difficult riddles and you will be forced to act as a team. The dream team. The app will always show you the next location in this part of town and guide you there. At each location the app will present a new task or challenge to You and You collect points for solving the task. No worries: You don`t have to enter any buildings or get in contact with other people. It is all about You as a team. You will explore and visit places where the locals live and hang around. Feel the vibes of this holiday destination and have fun exploring the content of this outdoor-date. This is more than a basic walking trip, this is an amazing race full of fun content and a challenge for You as a team.

Thessaloniki: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

10. Thessaloniki: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour at the much-photographed Arch of Galerius! Visit the magnificent Rotonda, while the "Ancient Agora" will give you a taste of life in the ancient center of the city. Take a photo at the statue of Eleftherios Venizelos a national leader with a huge contribution to Greece. Let yourself be lost in the beauty of the central Aristotelous Square. Visit Agia Sophia, a beautiful metropolitan church. You will also pass by the homonymous square and the famous Red House. Admire the iconic White Tower with its heavy history. The statue of the huge ancient Greek general, Alexander the Great, will enchant you and your camera! The icing on the cake of this unique experience will be the monument to the fallen of the Greek revolution of WWII.

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What people are saying about White Tower of Thessaloniki

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 236 reviews

Would highly recommend this type of one on one tour. They customize the type of tour you are looking for by having you fill out a questionnaire ahead of time. It was more like having a conversation as we walked around the City. I throughly enjoyed the 3 hours of walking and discussion.

Antha was on time and met us at the port for our convenience. Showed us lots of sites in an organized way to maximize our time. She was very personable and made our time together very enjoyable.

Fun day seeing a different part of Greece. Great to see the birds and wild life. Perfect day trip from Thessaloniki Our guide was great!

The tour and the explanation was very dood. The stop are not marked so you must hop-on at the same location.

I can 100% recommend this guided tour with a local. Konstantinos gave us his city