OTE Tower

OTE Tower, Thessaloniki: Hours, Address, OTE Tower Reviews: 4/5

Points of Interest & Landmarks • Observation Decks & Towers
10:00 - 02:00
Monday
10:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 02:00
Thursday
10:00 - 02:00
Friday
10:00 - 02:00
Saturday
10:00 - 02:00
Sunday
10:00 - 02:00
About
The OTE Tower is located at the heart of the International Exhibition & Congress Centre of TIF HELEXPO in the centre of Thessaloniki. It is a television and observation tower designed by the architect Alexandros Anastasia's in 1966 that stands 76 metres tall and features four floors. It is noteworthy that the first black and white broadcasts of the Greek State Television were transmitted from this building a year after the Tower's completion. Nowadays, the OTE Tower has been totally transformed in a modern telecommunications tower. The unique design and features have rightfully earned the OTE Tower its landmark status among the many architectural marvels that punctuate Greece's cultural capital, Thessaloniki.
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Mario V
Bern46 contributions
Still closed
Jun 2021 • Couples
The tower is still closed in June 2021 due to covid circumstances. You can't go up. I don't know when it will reopen. Just wanted to inform other tourists
Written 7 June 2021
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Hayley R
North York Moors National Park, UK192 contributions
not the best
Oct 2020
Drinks are really expensive £32 pound for 2 drinks service was really slow and the tower isnt in the best location. Was a nice view but this place really didn't live up to the hype
Written 15 October 2020
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avital567
2 contributions
Worth a visit!
Oct 2020 • Family
Good atmosphere, great view and cosy feeling.. the building is not so high but its slowly moving so you get to see 360' without moving.. the price level are very high but completely worth it
Written 5 October 2020
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athy_a
london42 contributions
Great view, rotating bar
Nov 2019
Pricy drinks average 12 to 14€ but worth the view. We were initially seated on an inside table but were moved to a table by the window as soon as one became free. Friendly staff. On the Sunday evening we went, there was a piano player. It takes about an hour for the bar to do a full rotation with great views of the city. Great Romantic place. There is a lift to take you to the bar.
Written 17 November 2019
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Patrycja F
25 contributions
Fancy with view
Jan 2019 • Couples
Realy fancy pleace with amazing view of Thessaloniki. i had problem with moving floor but because of that you have 360’ view. Good wine also ;)
Written 6 November 2019
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Anastazia@trv
20 contributions
the top of the town!
Jan 2019 • Couples
the top spot of the town !! you can see everything whlie enjoying your drink !!! the prices are too high but still i reccomend it !!
Written 13 July 2019
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iYiannise
Larnaca, Cyprus13 contributions
Great views to visit once
Jun 2019 • Family
This cafeteria is the best place to see Thessaloniki from atop. However the drinks are a bit expensive. It is worth to visit once
Written 9 July 2019
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Marcin T
42 contributions
closed for renovation
Jun 2019 • Couples
We wanted to take a look on the city from the top but the tower was closed. From the pavement nothing special and not in the best condition. maybe next time...
Written 8 July 2019
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Dior47
Edinburgh12 contributions
Visit
May 2019 • Couples
We visited the tower and had a coffee and enjoyed the panoramic views as the restaurant rotated. It takes about an hour for you to go round but worth it if you just want to sit and watch the world go by.
Written 18 May 2019
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC5,681 contributions
Walked briefly around it and take pictures!
Apr 2019 • Solo
Located across from the Museum of Byzantine Culture and next to the Convention Center, this attraction is easy to find. Due to time constraints and need to visit 3-4 more museums before I leave Thessaloniki, I decided not to go up this building. Feeling contented just to see its outsides!
Written 8 April 2019
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