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Agios Dimitrios was rebuilt after the big fire of 1917 and it shows. All the brickwork in the upper part is visibly new and takes away the charm that must have been there in the past. The inside is vast and luminous, but it was...More
A beautiful Greek Orthodox church with traditional styles as well as a taste of the past in the way the walls inside have been left intact throughout history. It also houses the relics of three saints, which is a blessing.
Saint Demetrius is the patron saint of Thessaloniki, the history of this place started in 4th century - those would be enough to visit the church
but the main reason would be to find a service inside, maybe a wedding; try to visit on weekends,...More
The most moving place I visited in the city. Visited on three days during our stay. Only down side at times is the number of tourist who are unaware of the holiness of the site and can be somewhat distracting. A must visit for Orthodox...More
Emblematic church for the second largest city in Greece. Easy to find, it is a place that should not be avoided. A lot of nice icons to admire (or worship, if Orthodoxe Christian). Unfortunately, very few indications can be read in English.
This is a beautiful church! It is located
Above Aristotelous Square. There are old mosaic pictures on the walls. Places to pray. No cost to enter. There is a small shop where you can buy items. There was a wedding ceremony going on while we...More
Away from the historical significance, noted in every entry about this site, the church offers a unique experience. If the great fire had not occurred, this would be the second Aya Sophia, given the Ottoman occupation. However, seeing the preserved Roman bath under the church...More