Thessaloniki Ottoman Heritage

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Thessaloniki Ottoman Heritage

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Discover Thessaloniki's Ottoman history on a guided tour. Explore the city's rich heritage with a knowledgeable licensed guide who will take you through the Ottoman past, showcasing key landmarks and sharing insights into the city's cultural and architectural history. Experience Thessaloniki like never before on this fascinating journey into the past.

About this activity

Duration: 4-hour private tour

Tour type: Private - Thessaloniki Ottoman Heritage

Points of interest: White Tower, Bey Hamam, Alatza Imaret, Heptapyrgio, Pasha's Gardens

Starting point: Your Hotel

Tour Escort or Licensed Guide: Upon request (extra charge)

Type of vehicle: Luxury Mercedes-Benz Minibus/Minivan/Sedan fully A/C

Free cancellation up to 48 hours before activity starts

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Tour Description

Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece, has a rich history of Ottoman influence dating back to the 15th century. This guided tour will explore the city's Ottoman past and the lasting impact of this era on its culture and architecture.


White Tower: Iconic Ottoman Landmark

The White Tower is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Thessaloniki and serves as a symbol of the city's Ottoman past. Originally built as a fortification in the 15th century, it was later used as a prison and became a symbol of oppression. Today, it houses a museum showcasing the city's history. Duration: 1 hour


Bey Hamam: A Reminder of Ottoman Baths

Bey Hamam, also known as the "Baths of Paradise," is a stunning example of Ottoman architecture. This historic bathhouse was built in the 16th century and has been restored to its former glory. Visitors can admire the intricate mosaics, marble columns, and domed ceilings that are characteristic of Ottoman bathhouses. Duration: 30 minutes


Alatza Imaret: Ottoman Philanthropy in Action

Alatza Imaret is a unique example of Ottoman philanthropy in Thessaloniki. This 15th-century building served as a soup kitchen and hostel for travelers and the poor. Today, it has been restored and is home to a cultural center and museum, showcasing the history of the building and its charitable purpose. Duration: 30 minutes



Exploring the History and Beauty of Heptapyrgion Fortress

Welcome to the Heptapyrgion Fortress, also known as Yedi Kule, located on top of a hill in Thessaloniki, Greece. This fortress was built in the 4th century AD and has served as a Byzantine and Ottoman military fortification throughout history. Today, it stands as a testament to the region's rich past and offers visitors a glimpse into its ancient beauty. Join us on a guided tour to explore the history and beauty of Heptapyrgion Fortress. Duration: 40 minutes


Visit Pasha's Gardens

The gardens were built by the Ottoman Pasha during the 19th century and were used as a summer retreat. Today, the gardens are a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Visitors can admire the beautiful landscaping and architecture, including fountains, pavilions, and an octagonal tower. The gardens also offer stunning views of the city and the Aegean Sea. Despite the passing of time, Pasha's Gardens remain a testament to the cultural and architectural legacy of the Ottoman Empire in Greece. Duration: 30 minutes


Thessaloniki's Ottoman Legacy

Thessaloniki's Ottoman past is an integral part of its cultural and architectural heritage. This guided tour has explored some of the city's most significant landmarks and highlights the enduring influence of the Ottoman era. Visitors can continue to discover the city's Ottoman legacy by exploring its museums, mosques, and historic neighborhoods.



Round-trip transportation
English-speaking driver
Basic travel insurance
Bottle of water
Mobile phone charger

Entrance fees to attractions (if any), but can be purchased on the spot
Wine Tasting (optional)
Lunch, refreshments
Multilanguage escort (upon request)

Important information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant baby seats available
Most travelers can participate


Your Group Size Total Group Price Booking Deposit Balance
1-4 Guests 280€ 56€ 224€
5-8 Guests 340€ 68€ 272€
9-14 Guests 420€ 84€ 336€
15-19 Guests 638€ 127.6€ 510.4€
20+ Guests Contact us for a quote

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