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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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Main church of the city

Very nice church centrally located in the heart of Thessaloniki. It's one of the symbols / landmarks of the city and it's nicely built and definitely worth a visit!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Thessaloniki, Greece

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very nice church centrally located in the heart of Thessaloniki. It's one of the symbols / landmarks of the city and it's nicely built and definitely worth a visit!

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Bodrum City, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Very dark and gloomy inside. Hardly any visitors on a Sunday. Some pan-handlers outside the church. May want to check the opening hours. We were there first on a Saturday afternoon and it was closed. Then we went again the next day and luckily it was open. I didn't see any hours posted. Is worth a visit just because of... More 

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Verona, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The church of St. Sofia in Thessaloniki was a beautiful old church with it's own history; I stepped inside as I was in the area and am an American with greek born parents to light a candle and make a donation. The church was worth 15 minutes of my time to admire it's age and beauty. There was a store... More 

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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This church is incredible in every way. Temple form, devoutness, grandeur, all but all in superlatives. I suggest, if by the way you find yourself here, to visit the Church of St. John the Baptist (catacomb) located just across from the churge of Agia Sofias!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

style of building and chanting all great. Attended a wedding and everything added to the perfect atmosphere. The atmosphere certainly has a Byzantine feel to it.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Amazing place with historical value and nice architecture. Just in the heart of the city centre. A nice coffe place also just inaround the corner.

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Minsk, Belarus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A major landmark, a large church of typically Byzantine build, worth a brief visit. The interior pretty much lacks decoration (‘thanks’ to Iconoclasts & then Turks), but there are some remains of frescoes & a big refined mosaic on the ceiling (that one's impressive). Also, as long as you're in this area, don't miss the St. John's catacomb which is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It is very nice and historical but you can not compare with the one in Istanbul. Hagia Sophia in Istanbul is much nicer and historical.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

its a very peaceful place where you can feel the heritage of the old architecture and historical Turkey

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is worth visiting to see the outside minaret which dates from the Ottoman occupation and the interior which is lovely. The capitals of the columns are worth studying and there are good mosaics in the dome.

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