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Early Christian and Byzantine route

Early Christian and Byzantine route

'Co-reigning’, ‘First after the First’ are characterizations that attributed to Thessaloniki, to highlight it's importance within the boundaries of the Byzantine Empire. From the 4th AD century until the conquest by the Turks in 1430, the Byzantine Thessaloniki faced Normans and Crusaders conquerors, Hesychasts’ Movement, the Zealot movement but also will provide Christendom its two children, the brothers Cyril and Methodius whose missionary work led to the Christianization of the Slavs.

At the same time, during the Byzantine route, Thessaloniki will experience periods of great intellectual and artistic prosperity. The architecture, the agiography and the art of mosaic are flourishing, creating masterpieces and leave the city a cultural wealth of enormous value. Byzantine baths, monasteries, churches and imposing walls constitute Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki, some certainly so important that were recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. Follow the Early Christian and Byzantine route to discover their greatness!

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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Eastern Walls – Rampart – White Tower

Descending towards the sea and via Filikis Etairias Street, you will meet the White Tower, at the end of the main walls and parts of the rampart, which rise at…
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Church of Aghia 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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Heptapyrgion

Heptapyrgion, also known as “Yendi Koule”, on the North-East far end of the Acropolis, is one of the Balkans’ most emblematic fortification complexes, which was reinforced and implemented since paleochristian…
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Vlatadon Monastery

A monastery of great importance since it is the only byzantine monastery in the city operating until today. According to tradition, it was built at the exact spot where Apostle…
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