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Church of Ayia Sofia

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Address: Ayia Sofia 36, Thessaloniki, Greece
Phone Number: 031 270 253

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This place is located in the city and walking distance to many hotels. Has many history and we highly recommend to anybody to visit this place

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This place is located in the city and walking distance to many hotels. Has many history and we highly recommend to anybody to visit this place

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The Church of Ayia Sofia is in easy walking distance from the City Centre. Well worth the visit. Here, the staff on duty were very helpful and actually waited for us to complete our tour even though we went past closing time.

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Holiday, Florida
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Named Ayia Sophia, [The Church of ] Holy Wisdom in reference to the Logos of God, this church dominates the square in which it is erected, on Agia Sophia Street, between Egnatia Street and Filippou Street. It is within walking distance from the palace of Galerius. The mosaics are suggested to date to the period between 690-730. Remarkably this church... More 

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Munich
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

...Some of the best fresh fruit I have ever eaten in my life (cherries) was bought and eaten here, outside near the steps of the church of Ayia Sofia. ...A long time ago... I'll bet the fruit is still nearly as good. The church still looks like it has the same beauty, I am curious to see if the surrounding... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is a splendid church. It is very dark and ancient on the inside. After seeing the impressive Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, the lovely thing about this place is that it is still a functioning church. Lovely soft greens and reds are inside. Looking up into the dome is a marvelous experience. The colours and decoration of this church are... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

we were told that this is a small copy of the ayia sophia of constantinople. be aware of beggars in the outside.its free you dont have to pay for the visit

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Athens, Greece
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133 reviews 133 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very nice old byzantine church with uniconical mosaics same to St Irene in Istanbul.Build in the city center accesable very easy.

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Athens, Greece
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

A miniature of agia Sofia in Constantinople with wonderful icons and frescoes Our visit in this church traveled us back in time and made us feel inside og our hearts very special feelings We want to return

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Built following the architecture of Agia Sophia in Istanbul (Constantinople) the church is worth visiting for two reasons. The remains of the murals that survived the great fire and the unique (for Greek Orthodox churches) mosaic on the dome which actually has a different theme, colors and aesthetic view than any other church in Greece

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Doenrade, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This church is so dark compared to other churches in the area.from 1345 to later in the afternoon it is closed.

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