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Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika

Thessaloniki, Greece
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Ranked #12 of 64 Attractions in Thessaloniki
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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Thessaloníki, Thessaloniki, Greece
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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.

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Moscow, Russia
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624 reviews 624 reviews
358 attraction reviews
410 helpful votes 410 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!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 

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Izmir Province, Turkey
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236 reviews 236 reviews
150 attraction reviews
465 helpful votes 465 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 

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Bucharest, Romania
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358 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 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 

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Milan, Italy
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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 

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Jerusalem
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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.

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Argentina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Some fine old churches and other monuments around the city are worth the walk. It´s hard to know the opening hours of the churches. As in other churches around Greece: places are open when they are open ;)

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Athens, Greece
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

the center of this big city with the most monuments in greece you walk in the main roads and you pass through the monuments

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Athens
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

...Paleochristian (early Byzantine) and Byzantine Monuments are all gathered in Thessaloniki! It is most convenient that one can visit many of them in 2-3 days, and a great alternative if you are bored with the pre-Christian more ancient monuments of Greece. Many of these monuments are so important that they are part of the UNESCO international heritage list! Many of... More 

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