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Church of Agios Dimitrios

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Address: Agiou Dimitriou | Corner of Ayiou Dimitriou and Ayiou Nikolaou, Thessaloniki 546 33, Greece
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Church of the Patron Saint of Thessaloniki

Very nice church with tons of history but unfortunately we were too late to visit the crypt; it closes at 2.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice church with tons of history but unfortunately we were too late to visit the crypt; it closes at 2.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very pleasant Byzantine church to visit. It is larger than most though has less decoration and icons than many I have seen. Worth a visit if you are in that part of Thessaloniki.

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Thank Sus1952
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ayios Dimitrios is the patron saint of Thessaloniki and this is a very large church built in the Byzantine era with an underground crypt with ancient ruins. The church was built on the site where Saint Dimirtrios was martyed.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went 3 times inside this church. The chanting was sublime and the festivities in Easter very impressive The church inside has extraordinary features in regard with all columns which are different with roman provenience.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Inside has of course been restored, especially the roof/ceiling wooden rafters. However, it is spectacular to sit and look at all around.

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Kent
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour took us here and the guide told us some fascinating facts about st demetrius. There are even his supposed ashes kept here and in the crypt below the church a Well which goes with the story that he was thrown in a well for converting to be a christian. this church has had some damage from fire and... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a visit. The crypt was brilliant only downfall was that it was only in Greek. But plenty of info on the internet about the church and crypt.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the churches to see in Thessaloniki if you are the type. Together with the church of Asia Sofia are the most impressive churches in the city

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While walking around the city and asking yourself what to see next just walk up and pay a visit to this AMAZING church. There are some apps online which you can download and can help you around the church and many other places in the city. Reading the story of this church you will understand many things about the people... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great church/monument. Don't miss the catacombs. You feel the God inside the church. You should visit.

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