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Ancient castle and former prison

Also known as the Heptapyrgion. This was an ancient castle which was converted into a prison for a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Singapore, Singapore
Historic site in Thessaloniki

Good view the to city from the top. Two interesting exhibition of old prison.There are several... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2019
maria v
Athens, Greece
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Eptapirgiou, Thessaloniki 566 25, Greece
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Also known as the Heptapyrgion. This was an ancient castle which was converted into a prison for a lengthy stint before being turned into a museum. Strategically located at the highest point in Thessaloniki, there are decent views out over the city. Quite a trek...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KGB777
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Good view the to city from the top. Two interesting exhibition of old prison.There are several tavernas for lunch and rest.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank maria v
Reviewed 4 January 2019

A very special view at the center of Thessaloniki. At that place there are parts of the old Castle from the ancient Thessaloniki & one of the oldest prisons in Greece called "Jiedi Cule" wirh the other name since the Turkish invasion. The prison now...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nickvankonst
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Read about this place and it's history when you go. From a castle to a prison to a museum now. Its stairs will take through the seven towers and show you different great views and some art exhibitions too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NicoleRiveraRivera
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Nothing special only good view the to city from the top. Only two small, but interesting exhibition of old prison. Entrance is free but facility have the toilets and tap with drinking water.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank martinj386
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

The castle ruins are situated in the old town of the city, with narrow streets leading up to it. The view is breathtaking, with the city and the sea. Well worth a visit, and while you are here the Castro has a fantastic roof terrace...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AnItalianSoul
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We walked to the castle from Ladadika and the journey took about an hour. The latter stages are quite steep so not for the faint hearted. The castle tour is free and a helpful guide explained the castle to us and opened access to ramparts...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank peterhV9062ZR
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We arrived by car( free parking) but you can reach by taxi. Nice antiques site. Without much explanation. You should read about the place maybe before you arrive. Construction is interesting so many items as if not connected to the components of the walls. I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Orit O
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The Eptapyrgion Castle (meaning Seven Towers) is on the hilltop overlooking beautiful Thessaloniki. Visiting this castle is a must and try the restaurants/cafes as well.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Savvas123
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing views of the city, beautiful walls and gardens. It requires a hard walk up but its worth the effort

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JuanSebastianReina
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Hi! you should use bus No. 23 check the route at the website of oasth, the public transportation company of the city.
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