Hagios Demetrios, Thessaloniki

Dedicated to the patron saint of Thessaloniki, represents one of the city's most recognizable Byzantine structures. Designated as a World Heritage Site, the church was built when Thessaloniki was one of the urban centers in the Byzantine Empire. Admire well-preserved mosaic panels from the 8th century, which depict scenes from Saint Demetrius' life and are rare examples of religious art from the so-called Using our world travel planner, Thessaloniki attractions like Hagios Demetrios can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Historically it's great. It's very pretentious though. It's run more like a business than a place of worship. In the church they are selling various products and in its basement they are selling servi...  more »
  • Beautiful church which is well worth a visit, but don't miss to lose krypton front. Worth seeing and a bit intriguing that it was discovered so late.
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  • Really enjoyed this place, under the altar there is a Dungeon, when you log on, you can dial the oil free toilet.
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  • A fantastic orthodox temple in the center of the city. You can see the holy remains of saint Dimitrios and beautiful architecture. Huge inner space and plenty of external area. One of the greatest temple in the city.
  • The church is very pretty from inside as well as from outside, I went in when a ritual was going on and it was very very nice to see people workshipping. A must see in Thesaloniki, the location is also excellent. Not many places to eat around the church tho!
  • Beautiful Orthodox Church of Thessaloniki. The biggest of Thessaloniki and one of the biggest of Greece. Beautiful interior and the underground part is really interesting.
  • A beautiful church with byzantine and modern elements. It has various holy artifacts and relics. It is big and open to people.
  • One of the oldest churchea in Thessaloniki, with the first one founded in the 2nd century. A lot of history especially if you visit the crypt. English signs to be added very soon but still worth visiting. A must in the city.

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