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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  • Very nice and quiet, hardly any people here, to the stop and admiring the beautiful frescoes. Recommended
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  • The Church of St. Demetrius is the religious symbol of Thessaloniki that every visitor must be visited and pilgrimage to the relics of St. Demetrius and to descend in the catacombs beneath the Church.
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  • Beautiful church in the city center, worth to take a look. If you have time it's very interesting to see how the local people is doing in the church.  more »
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  • Beautiful Orthodox Church of Thessaloniki. The biggest church of Thessaloniki and one of the biggest of Greece, if not the biggest one. Beautiful interior decoration and the underground part of the church is really interesting and worth taking a look at it.
  • 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.
  • Nothing special. A small crypt under this old Church. The first time I visited it I expected to be much bigger! It is accessible through the Church
  • This Church is very old, it was built in the 4th century. It was restored after the great fire of Thessaloniki that destroyed most of its mosaics. It is a beautiful church. You may have problem finding a parking spot nearby.
  • Very beautiful church. Ouside and inside

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