Ottoman route

Ottoman route

In 1430 Murat II takes over Thessaloniki and the city remains under Ottoman sovereignty until 1912. In their search of a new country, almost 20.000 Jews from Spain settled in Thessaloniki in 1492 at the invitation of the Ottoman State. The co-existence between Greeks, Turks and Jews offers to the city its unique multiculturalism, a feature that defined its character for many centuries, while numerous significant buildings are constructed and many churches are turned into mosques. The architectural style of Thessaloniki starts to lean towards the East, in combination with a few European influences. The multicolor market of Bezesteni, the domed hammams offering both individual cleanliness and social interaction, the mosques, the public buildings, the old residences such as the one of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the reformer of Turks, and many others, can be tracked down to the city where West meets East through images, tastes, music.

Old Central Pumping Station - Water Supply Museum

The complex was constructed in the late 19th century (1890-1894) located approximately 1,500 meters from the western walls of the historic center of Thessaloniki. Management and exploitation of Thessaloniki's water…
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Pasha Hammam

It was built by the commander of Thessaloniki Tsezeri Kasim Pasha in the decade 1520 - 1530 initially as a single bath and later with the appropriate additions as a…
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Headquarters of the III Army Corps

It was built in the period 1900-1902 according to designs by Italian architect Vitaliano Poselli and was used as barracks of the Ottoman army. In 1916 it became the seat…
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Hamza Bey Tzami (Alkazar)

Also known as 'Alkazar' from the homonymous movie theater that operated in its colonnaded courtyard for several decades, the Hamza Bey Tzami (Alkazar) was built in 1467 by the daughter…
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Bey Hammam (Paradise Baths)

The first Ottoman bath in Thessaloniki and the largest preserved in Greece, with separate compartments for men and women. It was built in 1444 by Sultan Murad II and operated…
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