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Church of Panagia Acheiropoietos

Odos Ayias Sofia | Odos Ayias Sofia, Thessaloniki, Greece
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Impressive church

The church is between Agias Sofias and Acheiropiitou streets, north of Egnatias street, opposite... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia
Very impressive early christian church

Panagia Achiropiitos (or Agia Paraskevi) is a very beautiful, ancient church that dates back to the... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Aris K
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“virgin mary” (4 reviews)
“narthex” (2 reviews)
“roofed” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Odos Ayias Sofia | Odos Ayias Sofia, Thessaloniki, Greece
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

The church is between Agias Sofias and Acheiropiitou streets, north of Egnatias street, opposite Vikas Parking area. An icon, in the church, of the Virgin Mary, is said to be 'acheiropiitos', or 'not made by human hands', hence the name of this late 5th century...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Panagia Achiropiitos (or Agia Paraskevi) is a very beautiful, ancient church that dates back to the 5th century A.D. It is full of wonderful mosaics with golden background between the columns and the interior with its three aisles is very impressive with their perfect proportions....More

1  Thank Aris K
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Wonderful small old church that has chimes at 0730 every morning - no need to set an alarm clock. Did not attempt entrance so I can't speak for anything inside. Exterior appears very old. Totally surrounded by high-rise apartments and traffic - both foot and...More

Thank RxDive
Reviewed 21 September 2016

It was built in the 5th century as a three-aisled wooden-roofed basilica with a narthex and gallery over the ruins of a Roman bath complex. he Basilica interior stands out for its architectural sculptures on the colonnades separating the three aisles, while excellent mosaics are...More

Thank Yiorgos B
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Enjoy the marvellous church with its genuine Byzantine architecture and by far the best mosaics in Thessaloniki. The name "Achiropiitos", meaning non hand made, was given for a reason... for sure!

Reviewed 10 April 2016

A large basilica, one of the grand early churches of Thessalonike. Only parts of the original decoration survive, but the volumes and play of light are impressive.

Thank Hera38
Reviewed 16 December 2015

A rare find of a Byzantine church in/near centre of town. It has lovely mosaics, some of which still retained its colours.

Thank siewmr
Reviewed 2 December 2015

I often go I Thessaloniki and I cannot miss this church... huge, very calm and with beautifull mosaics (mosts are near the roof)

Thank Marian S
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Very old and amazing church. If it would be closed you should go around of church and find a monk (or priest), he opened church for me when i was in Thessaloniki, thanks to this i could be in 5th century church alone it was...More

2  Thank Juventino11
Reviewed 21 May 2015

The name of this Byzantine Church, Acheiropoietos, "made without human hands," is suggested to derive from an icon of the Virgin Mary, which is believed to have been divinely created (hence, not by the hand of a mortal) and was highly regarded for its miraculous...More

1  Thank Bob B
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