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Excellent byzantine church with priceless frescos very well maintained.

Α byzantine church of a rare beauty which is located in a in a wonderful garden. The presence of a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dora t
Thessaloniki, Greece
Really amazing unassuming church!

This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is well worth the effort to get here. It sits in a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Α byzantine church of a rare beauty which is located in a in a wonderful garden. The presence of a guide could be very usefull in order to explain all the theological stories presented by the frescos. Τhis church is directly connected to orthodox Ecumenical...More

Thank dora t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is well worth the effort to get here. It sits in a quiet area in the north of the town. The church was built in the 14th century. From the outside it is really nothing that...More

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Reviewed June 11, 2018

It is a bit hidden in the old city-so someone should use google maps or ask the people how to find it.It is a monastery of the byzantine era with many rare frescos on the walls and a huge garden.

Thank Marc J
Reviewed May 14, 2018

Of all the churches that I visited in Thessaloniki, this one has by far the most beautiful (and intact) frescoes. Visit and enjoy the vivid and colorful biblical scenes. . . . Even though this a little out of the way - a ~15-20 minutes...More

Thank DLee13
Reviewed April 19, 2018

A small but very interesting little church in the upper town. Lovely setting and near a good taverna "The English" (Traditional Greek food) at the top of the road.

1  Thank oniero
Reviewed April 15, 2018

It is located in the old part of the city - and the main church was unfortunately closed when we reached - but we sat in the grounds for a while and it was very peaceful to just sit and look at the surroundings.

Thank Ashish B
Reviewed January 31, 2018

It was fun wandering through the Ano Poli to try to find this old church, but when we did find it, it was worth it. Set in a small walled compound, it's like stepping into another world. The church itself is fairly simple, but the...More

1  Thank CookieMonster007
Reviewed January 12, 2018

another monastery hidden within its walls somewhere in the upper town of Thessaloniki.It is a bit difficult to find,but when you do,you feel great.Don't miss it

1  Thank peakyiova
Reviewed October 20, 2017

inspiring garden, authentic frescos since the byzantine era, architecture of that time at it's best are a combination especially for easter time.

Thank Evelina_Spyro
Reviewed September 25, 2017

get there on time for some fabulous murals and authentic feel of old community. The church is restored outwardly but inside little has changed

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