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Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika

Thessaloniki, Greece
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Ranked #11 of 68 attractions in Thessaloniki
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues
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Bucharest, Romania
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397 reviews 397 reviews
342 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Warsaw, Poland
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173 reviews 173 reviews
105 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Thessaloniki has so many to offer! So much history around, and all of that can be easily reached during one long walk! Byzantine Monuments are the best part of the city, you can see how the whole area has changed during all those years and feel the atmosphere. Being inside the history its a great feeling, indeed.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

One of the symbols of Thessaloniki the Arch of Galerious, the Roman emperor that left his mark on the city.One of the meeting points of the city as it is in the centre,on Egnatia street.

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Thessaloniki
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

If you are into monuments, museums and tours in the city, then Thessaloniki will be your element. Lots of monuments around the city, most of them very well preserved and "visitable"!

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

A great part (not all) of the history of the city all close to each-other at the old center of the city, gteat pieces of art, interesting architecture, a unique travel back in time.

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