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Address: Thessaloniki, Greece

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Quirky, amazing ancient church & live peacocks

Walk up from the city centre through the narrow alleys of the Ano Poli (Old Town) to the ring road that follows the ancient city wall. Won't take you nearly as long as you think... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Walk up from the city centre through the narrow alleys of the Ano Poli (Old Town) to the ring road that follows the ancient city wall. Won't take you nearly as long as you think. This monastery has an amazing little church with very ancient frescos and screens. Domed ceilings black with centuries of smoke (from incense?). Notice the chips... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This place is an easy walk from the Byzantine Walls - Trigoniou Tower. The church is in the middle of the property and if you look from the balcony, you can see a panoramic view of the city. Quiet place to sit, rest and reflect away from the crowds.

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is an ancient place. I could only get access to the church. It is worth a visit. Not many mosaics remain inside which is a terrible shame. I was very impressed with the peacocks outside. I should say that there would be more than 20! Such beautiful creatures! I found getting to this place to be confusing. Make sure... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Went on a Sunday morning with family - son aged 6. It is a very old church, almost ancient, that was founded by St. Paul in 54A.C. The view to the city is amazing, the garden has a quite large area with peacocks and two other small ones with chicken, pigeons and pheasants. The only faulty point is that there... More 

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

very nice place. beautiful old church. very nice view from the top of thessaloniki and the old port and all over the sea. charis the man in charge of the church is very helpful. a bit higher from the monastery (3 minutes walk) you can find good restaurants and pubs

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is definitely a must see attraction in Thessaloniki. The monastery is located in the area of the old castle and offers an awesome view all over the town!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The church in the middle is beautiful and on the right side corner of the apse is a place where St Paul preached and wrote his letters. A quiet place to relax after our long walk. Thessaloniki is a good walking city as landmarks connects from one end to the other. We enjoy navigating through narrow streets with stairwells. This... More 

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ATHENS HELLAS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The monastery is built on a rocky and steep terrain formatted properly. About high wall surrounding the monastery. The view from the "balcony", the opening is directly opposite the main entrance, is excellent. Visitors can have a panoramic view of Thessaloniki and Pieria mountains looks like Olympus, very clean, when weather permits. It is the only monastery that operates continuously... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

From here you have the most amazing view of Thessaloniki. Go by bus and then walk the way down through Ano Poli to see the grafik and modernhouses there. Its nice .

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Thessaloníki, Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

It is an old beautiful monestry, the old church with its old wall paintings, shows the Arst and the history at the same time. you have to visit it.

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