We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika

Historic sites, Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Thessaloniki, Greece

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 45 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Most recent review
Worth seeing

The arch is worth a stop by but don't plan on staying in the immediate area. It is very run down. I was disappointed to see a graffiti sign hanging on the fences surrounding the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Tanya K
,
Doenrade, The Netherlands
Add Photo Write a Review

45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Doenrade, The Netherlands
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The arch is worth a stop by but don't plan on staying in the immediate area. It is very run down. I was disappointed to see a graffiti sign hanging on the fences surrounding the arch.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
69 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed seeing the arch. However, the area is in a sad state. There is graffiti and the area has been kept up well. The arch itself is worth seeing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Fascinating history and art, unique and naturally UNESCO world heritage But how sad they are not "discoursing" with their surroundings...Monuments sometimes are so different form modern structures and this is not necessarily bad thing; the opposite can be very enlightening and artistically inspiring! I'm talking about run down surrounding areas, full of graffiti and tagging (NO STREET ART!), dirty, not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Thessaloníki, Thessaloniki, Greece
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This what you feel in thessaloniki, walking and looking at the art of older nations, and imagining the city at their period.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Moscow, Russia
Top Contributor
851 reviews 851 reviews
517 attraction reviews
494 helpful votes 494 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I loved walking around Thessaloniki and seeing all of the gorgeous archaeological sites that have been preserved by integrating them into the city design. You can walk around them freely and take pictures, there's quite a number of them around. Great!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

If is a special experience to visit a city that has been continuously inhabited for more than 2000 years, it is extraordinary to see so many houses of worship which have been continuously used for almost the same number of centuries. Even more impressively this use has been consistent with the other great feature of this city: its continuous enrichment... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Izmir Province, Turkey
Top Contributor
237 reviews 237 reviews
150 attraction reviews
484 helpful votes 484 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I was so surprised going to Thessaloniki, I did not do much research prior to go as we were just arriving at the airport to head to Meteora for a weekend. On the way back we ended up with half a day to spend here and I could not believe how many churches and monuments and history there is in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bucharest, Romania
Top Contributor
491 reviews 491 reviews
424 attraction reviews
269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The UNESCO monuments and churches in Thessaloniki are world-wide known for their beauty and for their preservation through the rough history of the city. You can see Byzantine churches almost everywhere in the city, even behind the apartment blocks and monuments situated on the pedestrian zones (like the Arch of Galerius). The city's geographical position makes possible for great views... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Milan, Italy
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Overall great places to visit, especially if you are not use in the orthodox religion, all seems so strange and you feel very attracted. Some are well conserved, other not. The worst surprise was the castle (Heptapyrgion) at the top of the hill: UNESCO protected treasure ... so protected that it was closed with a chain and a lock, and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jerusalem
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The displays occasion a history of Greece, especially its ecclesiastical history during the Byzantine period.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika also viewed

Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Region
 
Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Region
Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Region
 

Been to Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?