Hagios Demetrios, Thessaloniki

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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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  • If you hunt around you can find a few remnants from the original church started in the 5th century .  more »
  • This is a huge, very elaborately decorated orthodox church. Besides the shear size of the building, the icons, sculptures, windows and the Byzantine mosaics as well as the tomb of St. Demetrius make....  more »
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  • Church of St. Demetrios is located at Agiou Dimitriou street in Thessaloniki very close to the city center. It is very old and it is the most famous church in the city because St Demetrios is the protector of the city. The holiday of the Saint is on 26th October and it is very important for the residents of Thessaloniki.
  • It is worth seeing for its history and old roman bath in the crypt. Old french style toilets except the didabled toilet but with no toilet paper in the garden along with grapevines.

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