Seven Towers (Thess r.08)

A walk in the inhabited and wall-enclosed Acropolis of Thessaloniki with its infamous fortress of Eptapyrgio (Seven Towers).
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The view from the rooftop of the Trigonion Tower is breathtaking. On a clear day like this you see easily up to Olympus Mountain across Thermaikos Gulf. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

The view from the rooftop of the Trigonion Tower is breathtaking. On a clear day like this you see easily up to Olympus Mountain across Thermaikos Gulf. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

Inside the Byzantine Eptapyrgio Fortress. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

Inside the Byzantine Eptapyrgio Fortress. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

The impressive entrance of Eptapyrgio Fortress or Yenti Koule as it was called by the Ottomans. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

The impressive entrance of Eptapyrgio Fortress or Yenti Koule as it was called by the Ottomans. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

Standing in the place of the old cistern, you can get a full view of the old fortress of Eptapyrgio and the expansions added later as prison buildings. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

Standing in the place of the old cistern, you can get a full view of the old fortress of Eptapyrgio and the expansions added later as prison buildings. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

Enjoying the view from the Agios Pavlos side of the Trigonion Tower, where you can see up to Kalamaria and the suburb of Peraia, on the East coast of Thessaloniki. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

Enjoying the view from the Agios Pavlos side of the Trigonion Tower, where you can see up to Kalamaria and the suburb of Peraia, on the East coast of Thessaloniki. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

The small chapel of Agios Eleftherios from inside the old prison of Yenti Koule - Eptapyrgio. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

The small chapel of Agios Eleftherios from inside the old prison of Yenti Koule - Eptapyrgio. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

Dragatsaniou St., full of picturesque houses, old and new, is a typical quiet street of the Eptapyrgio neighborhood. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

, full of picturesque houses, old and new, is a typical quiet street of the Eptapyrgio neighborhood. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

Zappa St. is a beautiful, quiet street that has both new and old houses. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

is a beautiful, quiet street that has both new and old houses. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

Eptapyrgio Fortress, Trigonion Tower and the entire Acropolis of Thessaloniki as seen from the top of the White Tower. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

Eptapyrgio Fortress, Trigonion Tower and the entire Acropolis of Thessaloniki as seen from the top of the White Tower. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

Going up the stairs on E. Venizelou St. brings you in front of this path, that leads to the Eptapyrgio fortress. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

brings you in front of this path, that leads to the Eptapyrgio fortress. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

The sign on the gate of Anna Palaiologina informs us that she was actually the one who had it built, back in far-away 1355. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

The sign on the gate of Anna Palaiologina informs us that she was actually the one who had it built, back in far-away (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

Trigonion Tower that overlooks the city is supposedly the site, from where Thessaloniki fell to the Ottomans in 1430. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

Trigonion Tower that overlooks the city is supposedly the site, from where Thessaloniki fell to the Ottomans in (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

Another beautiful corner of the Eptapyrgio fortress, which with the addition of the newer buildings, was used as a prison for almost a hundred years. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

Another beautiful corner of the Eptapyrgio fortress, which with the addition of the newer buildings, was used as a prison for almost a hundred years. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

Inside Trigonion Tower that was recently restored in a beautiful and careful way. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

Inside Trigonion Tower that was recently restored in a beautiful and careful way. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

In the main square of Eptapyrgio, that got its name from the church of Agioi Anargyroi, the most dominant feature are the giant trees that produce a thick shadow even in the sunniest day of summer. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

In the main square of Eptapyrgio, that got its name from the church of Agioi Anargyroi, the most dominant feature are the giant trees that produce a thick shadow even in the sunniest day of summer. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

An array of beautiful houses in the Ano Poli style on Eptapyrgiou St., facing the city wall which leads to the Trigonion Tower after a few meters. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

An array of beautiful houses in the Ano Poli style on Eptapyrgiou St., facing the city wall which leads to the Trigonion Tower after a few meters. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 08 - Seven Towers)

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