White Tower of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki 546 21, Greece

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/)

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