Image by Emmanouela Stachtiari

Trigoniou Tower – Watching over Thessaloniki

When people ask me for a nice place to be at the end of a busy day, I always point to Trigoniou Tower (Pirgos). I go there every time I want to clear my head or need some inspiration. This small village-like square at the end of the Acropolis walls
offers a scenic view of the sea. Here urban elements, like landmarks and boulevards, coexist with traditional elements, such as brick roofs, small terraces and beautiful gardens. On top of that, Mount Olympus can be seen too, on a clear winter day.

This spot is very popular among youngsters. They come to drink beers, play the guitar or practice skateboarding. Some hang out on benches, others rest on the wall remnants, but this requires decent climbing skills and no fear of heights. On weekends it is common to see an after-wedding photo-shoot.

Although there are buses which can take you up there, my suggestion is to ditch the bus and go on foot. Walk through the picturesque streets in the Upper Town and afterwards walk along the Byzantine walls. Once there, a breathtaking view and an instant sense of relaxation pays back for all the fatigue. Honestly, it’s worth visiting any time of the day. However, sepia tones at sunset and artificial night lighting really shows the place at its best. So beautiful, that if you are the creative type, you shouldn’t hesitate to bring your tools.

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Details about this spot

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Address

Eptapirgiou 130, Thessaloniki

Opening Times

24 hours daily

Price

Free
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)