Old Town Ano Poli Sightseeing
Here is our section with things to see and do in Old Town Ano Poli Thessaloniki. Discover 4 interesting sightseeing in Old Town Ano Poli, with detailed description, exact location on Google map, photos and reviews from visitors. You can also view more sightseeing in other locations of Thessaloniki.
Located in Ano Poli, this small church is one of the oldest in Thessaloniki. It was built in the 14th century and contains valuable frescoes from the Byzantine times.
Located in Ano Poli, this is the only monastery that works in the town of Thessaloniki. Constructed in the 14th century and dedicated to the Transfiguration of the Christ, only the katholicon (main church) survives today.
In an elegant, three-storey house that dates from 1870, in the centre of the Old Town of Thessaloniki, there is the house where Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey was born in 1881, when the town was still under the Turkish rule. The Municipality of Thessaloniki donated the house to the Turkish state in 1935, which converted it into a museum. Visitors can see the rooms where the Turkish leader was born and grew up till 1912, when the town was set free and incorporated to the Greek State.
The Castle of Thessaloniki is also known as Yedi Kule or Heptapyrgion. This is a fortress from the Byzantine and the Ottoman era, standing just above the Old Town (Ano Poli). It has been used as the seat of the garisson commander till tha late 19th century and as prison till 1989.
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