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Church of Agia Sofia

Agia Sofias, Thessaloniki 546 23, Greece
+30 231 027 0253
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Stunning Byzantine masterpiece

I was fortunate to be there on a Sunday and experienced the singing and drama of a high mass. What... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
zhuhai2007
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Lovely!

This lovely Byzantine church is a fine example of the art and architecture of the period, and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
solotraveler0205
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Chicago, Illinois
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Agia Sofias, Thessaloniki 546 23, Greece
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+30 231 027 0253
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"byzantine architecture"
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"mini version"
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"light a candle"
in 5 reviews
"impressive building"
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"small square"
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"holy place"
in 3 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 2 reviews
"nice architecture"
in 2 reviews
"historical place"
in 3 reviews
"city centre"
in 6 reviews
"turkey"
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"greek orthodox"
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"opening hours"
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"worth a visit"
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"dome"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was fortunate to be there on a Sunday and experienced the singing and drama of a high mass. What an amazing building.

1  Thank zhuhai2007
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lovely Byzantine church is a fine example of the art and architecture of the period, and remains an important worship site today. Additionally, it’s central location and the small square adjacent to it make it a key meeting/orientation point for visitors to the city....More

1  Thank solotraveler0205
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having spent a lot of time at the real Agia Sofia, I was keen to see what a baby version might look like...and wasn't disappointed. The church is set below street level, and is packed with beautiful art and wonderful carvings. It doesn't have the...More

1  Thank PRFluffy
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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

a very good preserved orthodox church with an intersting history (orthodox - islamic - orthodox). a small park outside the church invites for a break. no entrance fee - but also no guides to explain details.

Thank SFH75x
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

A walk into the past - the marble is dark and deep - a ttruly mystical church- also located in a very vibrant part of town. It’s also a church where many baptisms and weddings take place so you may happen to walk into one...More

Thank delarose735
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

Impressive temple, both inside and outside. In the center of Thessaloniki. It reveals the Byzantine heritage of the city.

Thank GESOKA30
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

Based on it's namesake in Istanbul this is a large church in the bustling city. Pop inside to it's cool, gilded interior for a moment of calm

Thank davidandmel
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

With a name like that it's got to be good right? The interior turned out to be dark and dismal, and the park around the church is clearly neglected. Still, there is dignity to this massive construction. Not a must see.

Thank Reslysten54
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Reviewed February 23, 2018

I didn't go inside but from the outside it's a very large and old church in the center part of the city. It has a rather distinct unchurchlike shape in my opinion.

1  Thank Sam L
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Reviewed January 7, 2018

We found this church in the night and was closed. But, on our photos you can see how this church looks in the night...

Thank Ненад Ц
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May 8, 2017|
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Response from Marc A | Reviewed this property |
churches are usually open in the morning till about lunch time..
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Response from TheodosiaGa |
It has no entrance fee. It has only certain visiting hours during daytime through the week and after religious ceremonies that are held there. And from dressing code, wearing short trousers is not allowed. Hope I helped you... More
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