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Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos

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Address: Irodotou and Apostolou Pavlou | Irodotou and Apostolou Pavlou, 54623, Thessaloniki 546 23, Greece
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Incredible monument

The Church of Agios NIkolaos Orphanos is situated in Ano Poli (Upper Town) of Thessaloniki. It is a really small and cute building from architectural point of view. Loved the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Church of Agios NIkolaos Orphanos is situated in Ano Poli (Upper Town) of Thessaloniki. It is a really small and cute building from architectural point of view. Loved the frescos. There is a small green yard. It is open in the mornings. Must visit!

Thank Sophia o
Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A place so quiet, so beautifull and really very moving. Inside, the church is very simple and even if you are not religious, you'll be caught. Wonderfull !

Thank Dom318
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This tiny church, divided for men and women, and with every wall covered with biblical frescoes, sits in a small garden with a large Linden tree (covered with fragrant blossoms in May). It felt like a special place.

Thank Cindy B
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

This was a really stunning surprise. this little church (looking not all too much like a church from the font side) lays in a little walled garden. when we passed by the first time, the church was closed. but fortunately we made it another day. gios Nikolaos Orphanos offers the best and really amazing fresco painting in Thessaloniki. they are... More 

Thank r0landbrunner
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Walking up Apostolou Pavlou Street you will head towards the church of Agios Nikolaos Orfanos. Its entrance is from Irodotou Street. The church was built the 14th century and it was part of a monastery. A big part of the mosaics survived through the centuries and were revealed after the renovation in the late 1950’s. Sources claim that the name... More 

Thank greekcypriot2009
Izmir, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

It's located in upperside of the city. You can take a stroll at the backyard and enjoy the great view of Thessaloniki.

Thank canbengisu
Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

A unique monument of thessaloniki that gives a strong feeling of the orthodox culture by the buzantine and ottoman period. It is suggested to go for walk on foot as it is situated in the old town of thessaloniki.

Thank ioanna277
Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Some of the worlds most significant frescos made by famous Byzantine painter. Feel the spiritual atmosphere or just enjoy the art of 14th century.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

You may be disappointed by the Sofia, but it impossible not to be seduced by some of the smaller churches in Thessaloniki. And this one is, arguably, the best. The frescoes here, including the Dormition, the Harrowing of Hell, as well as the Nativity, are incredibly well preserved, and the space is gorgeous. I was told it is closed at... More 

Thank TheUnnamable
Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

As you go towards the Upper Town of Thessaloniki, you slowly leave the hustle of the city and you are transferred to a quiet serene and seriously village-like area. It is a bit tricky to find this little church but when you do you 'll be especially rewarded. The temple itself in nothing spectacular but the atmosphere of the garden... More 

Thank Joan M

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