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MOSAICS ROUTE

MOSAICS ROUTE

The wall mosaics of Thessaloniki, masterpieces of high artistic and religious significance made by skilled artists from the 4th century AD up to 14th century AD, decorate the monuments and bear as eternal witnesses for the continuous significance, economic growth and cultural development of the city. UNESCO pays tribute to Thessaloniki’s mosaics at its official website (mosaics of six city’s monuments which are included in the World Heritage Sites list), emphasizing on their major importance especially during the time of the early Christian art. More information on the city’s wall mosaics is available at the related bibliography (link-Bibliography)

The small tiles composed great artworks in Thessaloniki! Please enter their magnificent world!

Church of Saint Demetrius

Dedicated to the patron Saint of the city, the majestic church of Aghios Dimitrios is one of the holiest pilgrimage churches of Christendom and the most important early Christian Church…
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Church of Saint Sophia

Almost untouched in time, the Church of Aghia Sophia, dedicated to Christ, the true Word and Wisdom of God, Aghia Sophia is for centuries spiritual beacon for Thessaloniki. It was…
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Rotunda

One of the most important and imposing monuments of Thessaloniki, Rotunda with its architectural strength and its wall mosaics of incomparable art and beauty internally, it constitutes a special monument,…
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Church of Acheiropoietos

The impressive church of the Acheiropoietos owes its name to the worshipful icon of the Virgin Mary, which according to tradition is not painted by human hand ('Acheiropoietos' meaning 'made…
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Church of Saint Apostles

It was built by the Patriarch Nephon I as a catholicon (main church) of a monastery in 1310. During the Ottoman period it was turned into a mosque and the…
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