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Beautifully views of the city from the monastery grounds

This is admittedly a hike from the port of Thessaloniki which is where we were based but if you are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Susan K

It is a trek up to the old town to get here - or get bus 23 - but the gardens are calm and peaceful... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is admittedly a hike from the port of Thessaloniki which is where we were based but if you are on the lookout for Byzantine monuments this is the only Byzantine monastery (founded in the 14th century) in the city, right on top of a...More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed May 11, 2018

It is a trek up to the old town to get here - or get bus 23 - but the gardens are calm and peaceful and the whole place is very atmospheric

Thank davidandmel
Reviewed May 7, 2018

I could not see the old church, aside from through windows, as it is only open during scheduled services. That said, two thumbs up for the views, which are incredible. From the Monastery you can see a panorama of the entire city, including he sparkling...More

1  Thank DLee13
Reviewed March 30, 2018

This stunning little monastery lies in the upper city, and so there are some incredible views from the walls. Although I didn't go inside, I still enjoyed a walk round to take some photos and take in the view on the way to the castle.

Thank Lgrace01
Reviewed February 7, 2018

This is one of the oldest Orthodox churches-monasteries in the whole Balkans. Apostolos Paul himself spoke to the people of Thessaloniki in this place. You are going to enjoy a magnificent view of the whole city of Thessaloniki from up there. The Monks give shelter...More

1  Thank Aristotelis K
Reviewed January 12, 2018

some rare frescos in that monastery from the byzantine era. A great location with a view to the sea. very close to the castle

Thank peakyiova
Reviewed December 19, 2017

I came in the late afternoon in the winter season, and the doors to the individual buildings in the compound seemed to have been closed, save for the bookshop at the entrance that sold religious icons and paraphernalia. It was s small place, but definitely...More

Thank Zachary_KMH
Reviewed December 15, 2017

The moment you step inside the monastery, you are in ancient times. Not only because of the preservation of the objects and hard to beleive artefacts which are 2.000 years old, but becasue of the tranquility of this sacred place. Absolutely amazing view on the...More

Thank Sanja L
Reviewed November 13, 2017

This is a nice, but relative small church. When I pass by, a service was underway. This limited the amount I could tour this church.

Thank Valletta054
Reviewed October 30, 2017

the monastery is huge.There is an old temple in there,a garden,peackocks,museum,gift shop,school,orfanage ... You need to enter the christian church and check the frescos...

Thank Damien B
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