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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  • A beautiful church and a wonderful experience. Each person will judge it themselves but we found it to be special, calming and spiritual. Really worth visiting to escape the busy (but lovely) city 
    A beautiful church and a wonderful experience. Each person will judge it themselves but we found it to be special, calming and spiritual. Really worth visiting to escape the busy (but lovely) city  more »
  • Highly recommended to Christian pilgrims. Saint Dimitrios is the patron saint of Thessaloniki. The church is a remarkable historic and religious site. 
    Highly recommended to Christian pilgrims. Saint Dimitrios is the patron saint of Thessaloniki. The church is a remarkable historic and religious site.  more »
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  • The Church of Saint Demetrius, or Hagios Demetrios (Greek: Άγιος Δημήτριος), is the main sanctuary dedicated to Saint Demetrius, the patron saint of Thessaloniki, dating from a time when it was the second largest city of the Byzantine Empire. It is part of the site Palaeochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessaloniki on the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO since 1988.
  • The most beautiful Orthodox church I have ever been to.

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