Tsirogianni Square has old cafes overlooking the White Tower.
Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )
The square was formed during the interwar period.
Ottoman era (1453- 1912)
Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)
Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)
Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)
Classical era (478-323 BC)
Archaic era (800-479 BC)
Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)
Prehistory (-1100 BC)
What I can see
This central square has a total area of approximately 6 acres and is intersected diagonally by Pavlou Mela Street. In the cafes and restaurants of the square, some of which are historic, we can enjoy the view of the city’s most famous historical landmark, the White Tower. Apart from the monuments of historical figures on the square (e.g. Pavlos Melas), it is worth paying attention to its natural monuments. The more than 240-year-old plane tree has been listed as a natural monument, together with three other plane trees in the city, the oldest of which is more than 830 years old. Moreover, a kind of palm trees has adorned the square for several decades, which also belong to its natural monuments.
What I can't see
The design of the square and other small parks in the area were entrusted to Vassilios Kouremenos (1875-1957), professor of the National Technical University of Athens. The newer name of the square is “Ethnikis Amynis Park – Pavlou Mela”, it is known however as Tsirogianni Square, after Vlassios Tsirogiannis, an officer of the Greek army, who fought in the Greco-Turkish War of 1897, the Balkan Wars and the Greco-Turkish War of 1919, known in Greece as the “Asia Minor Campaign”.
- Address: Pavlou Mela & Ethnikis Amynis St.
Last visit 7/10/2023
Kolonas V., (2012), Η αρχιτεκτονική μιας εκατονταετίας: Θεσσαλονίκη 1912-2012, [The architecture of a century: Thessaloniki 1912-2012] University Studio Press