Temple and Catacomb of St John the Baptist, Thessaloniki

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  • A small church that leads to the catacomb of st John. The visit takes you back in time, since it is literaly under the city. This is part of the greater church of st Sofia, only a few meters away.  more »
  • Church of St. John the Baptist and catacombs. Temple and Catacomb of St John the Baptist and a little interesting, mysterious place. The sign is not so easily see she is just above the small shop, which sells excellent chocolate sweets. It states that it is the Church of St. John the Baptist and catacombs. Burn candles, open the door and ... anyone! Stone staircase carries down into the catacombs, where stone walls of green stone slip mysterious shade where you can hear the sound of water. A few more branches the catacombs lead to old icons-some images are so ancient that it was difficult to consider the image. Impressive icon of John the Baptist. According to one version, Petros Devolisa, architect, specializing in illustrations and valuable works on restoration of the monasteries of Mount Athos, these catacombs of the Church can be a real spot penalty Demetrius of Thessaloniki, the patron saint of Thessaloniki. According to his research, the catacombs were not a place of worship for believers-they built in the Roman period and were used as the heating system of the town (there is a significant difference in the masonry of the Roman period and early Christian). More reliable are reports that previously this place due to the proximity to Temple of Saint Sophia (formerly of St. mark) was used as the baptistery, where, indeed, baptized people. That is why the temple later became known by the name of St. John the Baptist. This is a holy place in the heart of Thessaloniki (hence begins a wonderful Street-Promenade by Iktinos), a little-known but worthy of a visit.
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  • entrance to the dungeons of the Temple in the name of the apostle John, not always open only in the morning hours, but the temple itself is quite attractive
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