Hagios Demetrios, Thessaloniki

Must see · Historic Site · Church
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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  • Marvelous church in the middle of the city. This church is free to enter and it is usually busy with locals in prayer. You feel that you can see into locals life, how they live their life. Amazing...  more »
  • Magnificent church, easily located. You can be guaranteed that, walking into any church in Greece, you are greeted with an atmosphere of faith and unity. Must see!  more »
  • Impressive architecture and deities in this working church in Thessaloniki. Probably the largest in the city and worth a visit.  more »

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