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Churches - Thessaloniki

The Byzantine churches you will discover among the modern blocks of flats of Thessaloniki are also very interesting.
You should not miss the chance admiring:the mosaics and the catacombs of Aghios Dimitrios (7th century and later), the majestic Aghia Sophia (7th century) with an enormous mosaic representing the Ascension located at its vast central dome, Panaghia ton Chalkeon (11th century), the Paleochristian mosaics at Rotonta (3rd century),Acheiropoiitos (5th century), which is the oldest of the well preserved basilicas of the Orient surviving until today, the small church of Latomou Monastery, the church of Holy David (6th century) with a remarkable mosaic, Vlatadon monastery (14th century), where we can still see the podium from where Apostle Paul taught when he visited the city in 50 A.D., Aghios Nikolaos Orfanos church (14th century), which is the actual church of an older monastery, as well as the churches of Holy Apostles and Aghia Aikaterini, which are samples of the so-called “Palaiologos”-style of art that dominated during the 14th century, the golden age of Thessaloniki.

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