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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  • Interesting, but - as so often in Thessaloniki - heavily restored... Whilst I am aware of the importance of the importance of the local saints, for me the real find was the crypt...
  • Go there and take the blessings of agios Dimitrios, the great Saint from Thessaloniki !!!
  • Nice holy place, free admission, the underground crypt was closed though
  • Be there on Sunday in the morning.
  • This impressive, Orthodox Christian church is dedicated to St. Demetrius, the patron saint of Thessaloniki.

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