Nobody knows exactly when The White Tower of Thessaloniki was built, but everyone agrees that it's been around for as long as they can remember. It's the city's towering emblem -- an iconic symbol printed on tourist mugs, t-shirts, and more. It's called The White Tower because a Jewish prisoner that resided there decided to paint the entire thing white. He won his freedom with this gesture.
Today, the tower is a focal point all around town. It guards the waterfront closely. Come during the evenings to see it lit up in all its glory.
(Photo by Vasilis Ziogas: https://www.flickr.com/photos/68338966@N02/)