21 Sights in Thessaloniki Municipal Unit, Greece (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Thessaloniki Municipal Unit, Greece. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 21 sights are available in Thessaloniki Municipal Unit, Greece.

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1. St. Nicolas Orphanos

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The Church of Agios Nikolaos Orfanos is an old Byzantine catholicon of a monastery in Thessaloniki and a World Heritage Site, built in the early 14th century. It is located in the northeast corner of the Upper Town, within the walls, between Herodotou and Apostolou Pavlou streets. The name of the church, Orfanos or Orphans, is first encountered in sources of the 17th and 18th century and is identified with the unknown owner of the monument that belonged to the family of the Orphans or to the operation of an orphanage in the area of the monastery, or is attributed to the status of Agios Nikolaos as the patron saint of widows and orphans. The founder of the temple has been proposed by researchers to be Nikon Scuterios Kapandritis Orfanos, as well as the Serbian kralis Milutin who due to his marriage to princess Simonida had close ties with Thessaloniki.

Wikipedia: Ναός του Αγίου Νικολάου του Ορφανού (EL)

2. Heptapyrgio

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Heptapyrgio No machine-readable author provided. Marsyas assumed (based on copyright claims). / CC BY 2.5

The Heptapyrgion, modern Eptapyrgio, also popularly known by its Ottoman Turkish name Yedi Kule, is a Byzantine and Ottoman-era fortress situated on the north-eastern corner of the Acropolis of Thessaloniki in Greece. Despite its name, which in both languages means "Fortress of Seven Towers", it features ten, and was probably named after the Yedikule Fortress in Constantinople. It served as the major redoubt of the city's acropolis, as well as the seat of its garrison commander in Ottoman times, until the late 19th century. It was then converted to a prison, which remained open until 1989. References to the infamous Yedi Kule prison abound in the Greek rebetika songs. Restoration and archaeological work began in the 1970s and continues to this day.

Wikipedia: Heptapyrgion (Thessaloniki) (EN)

3. Rotonda

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Rotonda Filip Maljković from Pancevo, Serbia / CC BY-SA 2.0

The wheel is a 4th century arched circular building in Thessaloniki, similar to the top of Rome. The original use has not been determined, but so far various hypotheses have been put forward: the temple with two-headed crabs, built by Caesar's patio, as his mausoleum, or as the temple of the restorer's throne. Complex. It was converted into a temple during the early Christian period, and some researchers agree with Byzantine sources as the temple of the corpses of troops. In 1591, it was transformed into a Muslim mosque by Sheikh Hortaci suleiman efendi. After the liberation of Thessaloniki in 1912, it devoted itself to St. Potato. It was included in early Christian and Byzantine monuments as an unesco World Heritage site.

Wikipedia: Ροτόντα (EL)

4. Museum of the Macedonian Struggle

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Museum of the Macedonian Struggle Prof. Vlasis Vlasidis / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Museum for the Macedonian Struggle is located in the centre of the city Thessaloniki in Central Macedonia, Greece. It occupies a neo-classical building designed by the renowned architect Ernst Ziller and built in 1893. In its six ground-floor rooms the museum graphically illustrates the modern and contemporary history of Greek Macedonia. It presents the social, economic, political and military developments that shaped the presence of Hellenism in the region. This approach enables the visitor to form a global picture, not only of the revolutionary movements in the area, but also of the rapidly changing society of the southern Balkans and its agonizing struggles to balance between tradition and modernization.

Wikipedia: Museum for the Macedonian Struggle (Thessaloniki) (EN)

5. Moni Latomou

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Moni Latomou Luc.T / CC BY 2.0

The Church of Hosios David is a late 5th-century church in Thessaloniki, Greece. During the Byzantine times, it functioned as the katholikon of the Latomos Monastery, and was adorned with rich mosaic and fresco decoration, which was renewed in the 12th–14th centuries. Today, the surviving examples are of high artistic quality, especially the apse mosaic Icon of Christ of Latomos. Under Ottoman rule, the building was converted into a mosque, until it was reconsecrated as a Greek Orthodox church in 1921, thus receiving its present name. In 1988, this monument was included among the Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki on the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

Wikipedia: Church of Hosios David (EN)

6. Statue of Chrisostomos of Smyrna

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Chrysostomos Kalafatis known as Saint Chrysostomos of Smyrna, Chrysostomos of Smyrna and Metropolitan Chrysostom, was the Greek Orthodox metropolitan bishop of Smyrna (Izmir) between 1910 and 1914, and again from 1919 until his death in 1922. He was born in Triglia, Turkey in 1867, considerably aided the Greek campaign in Smyrna in 1919 and was subsequently killed by a lynch mob after Turkish troops took back the city at the end of the Greco-Turkish War of 1919–1922. He was declared a martyr and a saint of the Eastern Orthodox Church by the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece on 4 November 1992.

Wikipedia: Chrysostomos of Smyrna (EN)

7. Alexander the Great Statue

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Alexander the Great Statue Classical Languages / CC BY 2.0

On Thessaloniki Beach, next to the White Tower is a statue of the Great Parachute, the King of Macedonians. He was proved to be riding his head, a fighting horse, and he was linked to strategic forces in Macedonia for 20 years during his campaign. It was established in 1973 at the expense of the Amateur Council and launched in 1974. This is the work of sculptor Mustard, who praised it in palladium in his workshop. Bronze statues were faithfully cast in Italy. The statue is 6 meters high and weighs 4 tons. The total height together with the base is 11 meters.

Wikipedia: Άγαλμα Μεγάλου Αλεξάνδρου (Θεσσαλονίκη) (EL)

8. White Tower of Thessaloniki

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The White Tower of Thessaloniki is a monument and museum on the waterfront of the city of Thessaloniki, capital of the region of Macedonia in northern Greece. The present tower replaced an old Byzantine fortification, known to have been mentioned around the 12th century, that the Ottoman Empire reconstructed to fortify the city's fortress after Sultan Murad II captured Thessaloniki in 1430. During the period of Ottoman rule, White tower became a notorious prison and scene of mass executions.

Wikipedia: White Tower of Thessaloniki (EN)

9. Acheropeetos

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The church of Panagia Acheiropoietos is an early Christian basilica of Thessaloniki, which today survives in the same form it was built in the 5th century - a fact that makes it unique in the eastern Mediterranean. It is located on Agias Sofias Street, opposite makedonomachon square and its foundation is placed in the period 450-475. It is dedicated to Theotokos and its name is due to the "untouched" devotional icon of Theotokos deomeni that was located in the temple.

Wikipedia: Αχειροποίητος (Θεσσαλονίκη) (EL)

10. Memorial for Grigoris Lambrakis

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Grigoris Lambrakis was a Greek politician, physician, track and field athlete, and member of the faculty of the School of Medicine at the University of Athens. A member of the Greek resistance to Axis rule during World War II, he later became a prominent anti-war activist. His assassination by right-wing zealots that were covertly supported by the police and military provoked mass protests and led to a political crisis.

Wikipedia: Grigoris Lambrakis (EN)

11. Ναός Δώδεκα Αποστόλων

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Ναός Δώδεκα Αποστόλων Herbert Frank from Wien (Vienna), AT / CC BY 2.0

The Church of the Holy Apostles is a 14th-century Byzantine church in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki. Because of its outstanding Byzantine mosaics and architecture, and its testimony to the importance of Thessaloniki in early and medieval Christianity, the church is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List along with other Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki.

Wikipedia: Church of the Holy Apostles (Thessaloniki) (EN)

12. Panagia Chalkeon

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Panagia Chalkeon Konstantinos Stampoulis (el:User:Geraki) / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Church of Panagia Chalkeon is an 11th-century Byzantine church in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki. The church's well-preserved Byzantine architecture and testimony to the importance of Thessaloniki in early and medieval Christianity led ti to be inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1988 along with other Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki.

Wikipedia: Church of Panagia Chalkeon (EN)

13. Μονή Βλατάδων

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Vlatades Monastery or Vlatadon Monastery is a monastery in Ano Poli, Thessaloniki, Greece. Built in the 14th century during the late era of the Byzantine Empire, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with 14 other Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki because of its Byzantine architecture and importance of Thessaloniki during early and medieval Christianity.

Wikipedia: Vlatades Monastery (EN)

14. Agia Sofia

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The Hagia Sophia in Thessaloniki, Greece. With its current structure dating from the 7th century, the church is one of the oldest churches in the city still standing today. Because of its outstanding Byzantine art and architecture, in addition to its importance in early Christianity, it is one of several monuments in Thessaloniki listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.

Wikipedia: Hagia Sophia, Thessaloniki (EN)

15. Teloglion Foundation of Art A.U.Th.

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The Teloglion Fine Arts Foundation was established in Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece in 1972. It was named after Nestor and Aliki Telloglou, who donated their art collection and their entire property to the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Later the university established this foundation in order to house the art collection and make it available to the public.

Wikipedia: Teloglion Fine Arts Foundation (EN)

16. Church of the Saviour

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Church of the Saviour George Groutas / CC BY 2.0

The Church of the Saviour is a 14th-century Byzantine chapel in Thessaloniki, Greece. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of the Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki. The church has been dated to about 1350, based on a coin found within its dome during archaeological investigations and restoration work following the 1978 Thessaloniki earthquake.

Wikipedia: Church of the Saviour, Thessaloniki (EN)

17. St. Panteleimon

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The Church of Agios Panteleimonos is an old katholikon of a Byzantine monastery in Thessaloniki and a World Heritage Site. It is located in the central part of the city, at the meeting of Egnatia and Iasonidou streets. It belongs to the type of composite four-columned cruciform inscribed with a narthex and a perimeter gallery, which to the east ends in two chapels.

Wikipedia: Ναός του Αγίου Παντελεήμονος Θεσσαλονίκης (EL)

18. Church of Agios Demetrios

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The Church of Saint Demetrius, or Hagios Demetrios, 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. Since 1988, it has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a part of the site Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki.

Wikipedia: Hagios Demetrios (EN)

19. National Theatre of Northern Greece

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The National Theatre of Northern Greece, an institution promoting theatrical plays in Thessaloniki and northern Greece, was founded in 1961 by Sokratis Karantinos, its first director. The Drama School and the Dance Theatre are integral parts of the National Theatre.

Wikipedia: National Theatre of Northern Greece (EN)

20. Arch of Galerius

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One of Thessaloniki's most typical monuments is the Triumphal Galena Arch, also known as the Arch, located above Copernicus Street, some distance from the Rotunda. This is one of the most familiar meeting points for city residents and tourists.

Wikipedia: Αψίδα του Γαλέριου (EL)

21. Παναγία Δεξιά

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The Temple of Notre Dame is the parish temple of Thessaloniki, belonging to Notre Dame Thessaloniki. It's on Nenana Street in the center of the city. The architectural types of temples are dome and two domes.

Wikipedia: Παναγία Δέξια (EL)

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