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  • Private
  • 4 - 4.5 hours
  • All year

Museum of Byzantine Culture
& White Tower

Uncover the beauty of a unique museum and explore Thessaloniki’s landmark!

What to expect

Suppose you only have time for one museum during your visit to Thessaloniki. In that case, we suggest discovering the treasures of the”Museum of Byzantine Culture” – awarded in 2005 with the Council of Europe “Museum of Europe” honorary distinction.

Comprehend the details of daily life, religious and social customs, architecture, and art, along with the commercial and business activity through the centuries in the most significant city of the Byzantine Empire behind Constantinople ( Istanbul ).

Enjoy a brief yet chilling stroll to Thessaloniki’s trademark – the White Tower- and learn about its exciting and turbulent history and the city’s evolution through the ages.

Highlights

  • Uncover the secrets of Thessaloniki's landmark - The White Tower
  • Find out about a less-known Empire with a distinctive culture

What is included

  • Museum of Byzantine Culture & White Tower entrance fee
  • Private guided tour of the Museum of Byzantine Culture & White Tower
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Greek coffee
  • Bottled water
  • All taxes
  • Small gift

What is not included

  • Additional food or drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tips/gratuities

Itinerary

Museum of Byzantine Culture

09:30 – 12:30

Eleven galleries that present aspects of the Byzantine and post-Byzantine culture compose the Museum’s permanent exhibition. They are organized by general themes and according to the established periods of Byzantine and post-Byzantine art and history.

With your private guide, you can explore the Museum at your own pace discovering the cultural excellence of this little-known Empire.

Coffee

12:30 – 13:00

It is just a short walk from the Museum to the White Tour, and with a short detour, you can enjoy the promenade or a cup of coffee/tea

The White Tower

13:00 – 14:00

Forty windows shed light on the interior of Thessaloniki’s landmark and the history of Thessaloniki.

Walking up the six floors, you will discover exciting information about the city’s life from its foundation to today, and arriving at the balcony, you will enjoy exceptional views of the city and Mt. Olympus

 

Details

  • Tour languageEnglish
  • Tour starts at09:30
  • Group size : Min 2 / Max 8 people
  • ChildrenThe tour is suitable for children of all ages.
    Children up to 5 years old participate for free.
    Children over 5 and up to 12 years old, pay a flat rate of €20
    Children over 12 are counted as adulds.
    * For EU citizens reductions apply - please contact us
  • Activity levelThe tour runs mostly on flat ground with a leisurely walking pace and frequent stops. There are no physical challenges, except the visit at White Tower, that includes steps.
  • Wheelchair / PRM Unfortunately, the tour is not suitable for persons in wheelchairs or persons with reduced modility, except if they opt to not visit the White Tower
  • Food allergiesNo food other than coffee and water is offered during the tour, so there are no restrictions for persons with food allergies / intolerance.
  • Meeting locationMuseum of Byzantine Culture
  • Tour ending locationWhite Tower
  • Tour duration4 to 4.5 hours