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Ayios Nikolaos Orfanos

Apostolou Pavlou, Thessaloniki, Greece
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Ranked #4 of 69 attractions in Thessaloniki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It was not easing finding the place and we had to roam a bit to finally reach the place. This works both in favour and against the church. While it is not easy to find, being tucked away gives the place a nice little charm. The place seemed to be quite peaceful too. You need to be early at the... More

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Callington, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Thanks to the reviews on this site, we made an effort to find this little treasure. We searched everywhere to find the opening hours and found nothing. Unfortunately when we arrived at 4pm, the church was closed. It lies in a fascinating quarter of the city and looks charming through the locked gate. But be sure to note that IT... More

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UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This small, beautiful church, is worth the effort to find. It is rather tucked away, and is like a small haven of peace.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

There is something in its yard, something in that church that moves me every time I am visiting it. Do try to visit it during Easter time. The experience will be unforgettable.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

the monastery is surounded by old vyzantine walls built at least 1000 years ago.You have to know exactly where it is in order to find it. Once you find it and you garden the relaxation that the garden offers you is unbelievable

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malaga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

this church even though is not so popular,has amazing mosaic,is free entrace as all churches in this town and worths a visit. if you find someone ask details of its history.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

So old, so down to earth and close to heaven as well... So byzantine with ancient greek remnants around... So Greek...

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thessaloniki
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Everything is unique: the church, the view from outside, the lady who is responsible and of course the wall painting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Nice church, not so easy to find. Unfortunately no pictures allowed inside the church. It worths the visit

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Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

If you manage to find this little chapel of the byzantine period, hidden in the narrow streets of the old town, though near the city centre, you'll be in the oasis of a green and quiet garden. Take your time to admire the preserved Paleologean period frescoes, some of the few left in such a good condition in Greece. Open... More

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