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Church of St.Sophia, Thessaloniki

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Religious Site
Church of St.Sophia represents one of the city's most important ancient religious structures, whose historical and architectural significance has earned it a place on the World Heritage List. Although the current building--based on Istanbul's Ayia Sofia--was erected in the 8th century CE, a church has stood at this location since the 3rd century CE. Its rich and varied history includes a period as the cathedral of Thessaloniki and several centuries where it served as a mosque. Tour the dark interior to discover relics from each iteration, including centuries-old mosaics, icons, and chandeliers. This is an active church, and services are still held here today; check online for details. To visit Church of St.Sophia on your trip to Thessaloniki, use our Thessaloniki tour planner.
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  • A beautiful temple, ancient icons, painted on the walls and the dome. Visited twice, in the hope that'll cover next time all better, but unfortunately, the temple was quite dark.
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  • The beautiful old church is wedged right in the city center amongst the busy shopping streets and string of restaurants. Never was inside but were eating outside in the evening sun, beautiful.
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  • Greek Orthodox Church with features, very very nice to visit, attention to these times, I was able to visit her after trying 3 times to find it open.
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