Thessaloniki Castles and Sieges

Dates: Every Sunday
(01 April – 31 October 2020)

Total Price (Per Person)*: 65€
*Minimum size of groups: 7 persons

The city of Thessaloniki was for several centuries the second-most important city of the Byzantine Empire. Due to its location and importance several enemies attempted to conquer the city, from the Roman times to 1430 AD, when it was conquered by the Ottomans. We begin our tour by climbing in the White Tower to get an impressive overview of the city. Then we walk through the city to the Eptapyrgio, where we are introduced to the fortifications system and the sieges across the centuries.

Sunday Morning

Meeting Point: White Tower

  • 08.30: Meeting at White Tower
  • 08.30 – 10.00: City through centuries
  • 10.00 – 12.30: Walking through the city
Sunday Afternoon

 

  • 12.30 – 13.30: Eptapyrgio Castle
  • 13.30 – 15.00: 8 sieges of Thessaloniki
  • 15.00 – 17.00: Lunch at local tavern
  • 17.30: Return to Aristotelous Square
What is Included
  • Information material
  • En route presentations
  • Transportation costs
  • All entrance fees
  • Professional presentations
  • Lunch at local tavern
  • Bottled water
  • Memorabilia gift
What is NOT Included
  • Pick up transport from/to hotels