Ottoman Thessaloniki

Little evidence of the five-hundred year Ottoman legacy remains. There are two hamams, the Yehudi Hamam near the central marketplace and the Hamam Bey by Aristotle Square.

The Hamza Bey Mosque is undergoing renovations as it will be converted into a museum for artifacts uncovered during construction of the new subway line under the Egnatia Odos.

The only minaret is next to the Rotunda: first built by the Romans, soon after converted into a church before it was converted into a mosque by the Ottomans when the minaret was added.

Published by Rambling Laywer

Trying to spend more time seeing the world at a walking pace.

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