Thessaloniki religious tourism


Agios Dimitrios thessaloniki church frontAgios Dimitrios Thessaloniki church front

Thessaloniki is full of churches and monuments of great religious and historical importance. Another very famous Church worth visiting is that of Panagia Chalkeon built in 1028. The ancient agora, the triumphal Arch, the remains of the Palace of Galerius in Navarinou square, the Rotunda, built in the 4th century Ad and converted into a Christian Church during the reign of emperor Theodosius the great, never fail to impress the visitors.





Panagia Chalkeon churchPanagia Chalkeon church front

The Church of Agios (Saint) Dimitrios is dedicated to the patron Saint and protector of the city and it was built on the ruins of the thermae where the great Christian martyr was imprisoned and inhumed in 303. It is a three-aisled basilica and a major 5th c. monument. Its impressive and rich decorations include Byzantine sculptures and paintings, such as mosaics, wall frescoes, trompe l’ oeil marble finishes and wreathed pilasters. The church was ravaged by the 1917 great fire that destroyed a large part of the city. Following restoration, church services resumed in 1948.




Rotunda ThessalonikiRotunda Thessaloniki

Another very famous Church worth visiting is that of Panagia Chalkeon built in 1028 which is located close to Aristotelous central square and the historical centre of Thessaloniki. The ancient agora, the triumphal Arch, the remains of the Palace of Galerius in Navarinou square, the Rotunda, built in the 4th century Ad and converted into a Christian Church during the reign of emperor Theodosius the great, never fail to impress the visitors.






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