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Church of Profitis Ilias

Olympiados | Olympiados, Thessaloniki, Greece
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not much inside

while an imposing and impressive building from the outside, with some last remnants of frescos... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2016
r0landbrunner
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Zurich, Switzerland
Loved it

Stumbled on it on my way to Osios David. Fresco fragments everywhere give you a taste of what a... read more

Reviewed December 14, 2015
TheUnnamable
,
Halifax, Canada
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
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May 11, 2016
“not much inside”
Dec 14, 2015
“Loved it”
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Olympiados | Olympiados, Thessaloniki, Greece
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Reviewed May 11, 2016

while an imposing and impressive building from the outside, with some last remnants of frescos, there is little left inside worth the visit. not a top-ten site therefore, but maybe on your way walking the city. and then worth a short stop anyway.

Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed December 14, 2015

Stumbled on it on my way to Osios David. Fresco fragments everywhere give you a taste of what a Byzantine church in its prime would have felt like. Lovely surprise.

Thank TheUnnamable
Reviewed June 7, 2015

Perhaps not as much visited as some other nearby churches such as Agias Dimtriou, Osios David, and St Nicholas Orfanos , this impressive 14th century church deserves a visit. You can call in as part of your tour of churches in the Ano Poli (Old...More

Thank Fionayael
Reviewed October 8, 2014

Although this Church is as old as many Churches in Thessaloniki; the Architecture is very rich, and the symmetrical very well organized construction made with layers of White Stones and Red Bricks; made it unique among the other old Churches. The inside walls and paintings...More

Thank Issa N
Reviewed August 12, 2012

One of the oldest churches with amazing architecture and byzantine frescoes.Nice location, close to Ag. Dimitrios church

1  Thank Eleni T
Reviewed April 9, 2012

the church is located in the Upper City, and is one of the characteristic small churches of the byzantine era.

1  Thank helmut s
Reviewed February 18, 2012

A Byzantine Palaeologan church located at the historical centre of the city, over the Roman Agora. The identity of this large church is uncertain, since its original name is lost during five hundred years of history. Its dedication to Prophet Elijah is the result of...More

8  Thank atfos
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