The Ottoman Greece is a term used for designating the period of the Turkish occupation of Greece (1453-1820). Most parts of Greece where a part of the Ottoman empire from the XIV century until the end of the Greek war of independence in 1830. It is only natural that the Ottoman rule left Greece with several religious and cultural monuments especially in the north of the country.
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Athens (Attica) :
The mosque Fethie Camii. This mosque is very peculiar cause it resembles a byzantine church. It was constructed inside the ancient Agora and has the name of the Turkish emperor who conquered Constantinople Mohammed II who visited Athens in 1458, the year the Mosque was built.
The Ottoman part of the city offers 2 beautiful monuments. Tuzci Hammam, The Ottoman baths with separated sections for the men and woman. He section for the men still has excellent frescos in the wall with scenes of hunting. The Mendrese Mosque which also survives was next to a school which is unfortunately lost.
The Rotonda, this Christian Orthodox church was converted into a mosque during the Ottoman occupation of the city.
The white tower, which is today the emblem of the city was constructed by the Ottoman and dominates the port of the city.
Also there are the Hamami Bey baths which was the first ottoman baths constructed in Thessaloniki in 1444. Also in Thessaloniki there are the ruins of the Heptapyrgion ottoman (the fort with 7 towers).
The Zintzirli mosque, situated in the south part of the city was constructed in the 16th century. The Mehmet Bei mosque dates from the 15th century. The bezesteni, the Turkish market which also dates from the 15th century today houses the archaeological museum of Serres.
Kamares, the Byzantine aqueduct of the city with its 60 arches was constructed by the Byzantine empire but finished by the Ottomans in 1530. The old city of Kavala is a typical example of an Ottoman period city and hosts the house where Mehmet Ali was born in the 17th century.
Church of the Virgin Kosmosotira : Byzantine church of 1152, transformed into a mosque by the Ottomans under the name of Gazi Pasha Soulaiman and then retransformed into a church after the lberation of the area.