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RELIGION

RELIGION

Walking through the streets of Thessaloniki you come across, not only many Greek Orthodox churches, but monasteries as well, since it is one of the first cities in Europe Apostle Paul taught, leaving back an ancient religious legacy. Some of the most popular spots are the paleo-christian and byzantine temples of unique architecture and internal decoration, which UNESCO included among the World Cultural Heritage Sites. Apart of these, in every neighborhood you can find even more orthodox churches, old or contemporary, offering spiritual guidance, both on religious level, as well as, humanistic one.

Since the time of its foundation, Thessaloniki was the crossroad where, for long periods of time, people of different religions and cultures, co-existed. Remaining pieces of this heritage can be viewed at the other Christian churches, synagogues still operating, old mosques, and the artifacts unearthed from the ancient Serapion for the worship of Egyptian divinities, at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. The places of public worship in Thessaloniki remain open; so as to offer visitors the spirituality and the piety they seek.

Greek Orthodox Churches

Church of Aghios (St.) Demetrius

Church of Aghios (St.) Demetrius

Dedicated to the patron Saint of the city, the magnificent...

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Church of Aghia Sophia

Church of Aghia Sophia

The Church of Aghia Sophia, dedicated to Christ, the true...

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Church of Agios Charalambos

Church of Agios Charalambos

The temple was built in 1905 in the place where...

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Church of Nea Panagia thessaloniki

Church of Nea Panagia thessaloniki

Dedicated to the Assumption, being a three-aisled basilica with a...

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Other Worship Places

Yad Lezikaron Synagogue

Yad Lezikaron Synagogue

The synagogue, dedicated to the memory of the Holocaust victims...

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Monastirioton Synagogue

Monastirioton Synagogue

The synagogue, a donation by Ida Aroesti with further financial...

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Greek Evangelical Church of Thessaloniki

Greek Evangelical Church of Thessaloniki

Armenian Orthodox Church of Virgin Mary

Armenian Orthodox Church of Virgin Mary

The temple was built in 1903 following the efforts of...

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Monasteries

Agia Theodora Monastery

Agia Theodora Monastery

A monastery in the heart of the city is not...

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Vlatadon Monastery

Vlatadon Monastery

A monastery of great importance since is the only byzantine...

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Panagia Ikosifinissa Monastery

Panagia Ikosifinissa Monastery

The oldest monastery of Macedonia, fully operating for 16 centuries...

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Panagia Theoskepastou Sohou Monastery

Panagia Theoskepastou Sohou Monastery

The imposing female monastery, located in the hillside of Vertiskos...

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