Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #5 in Thessaloniki Municipal Unit, Greece


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 8 sights
Distance 4.7 km
Ascend 98 m
Descend 241 m

Explore Thessaloniki Municipal Unit in Greece with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Thessaloniki Municipal Unit

Sight 1: 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)

1647 meters / 20 minutes

Sight 2: Προφήτης Ηλίας

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The Church of Prophet Elijah is a 14th-century church in Thessaloniki, Greece, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Wikipedia: Church of Prophet Elijah (Thessaloniki) (EN)

401 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 3: Άγιος Δημήτριος

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Άγιος Δημήτριος

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)

301 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 4: Ρωμαϊκή Αγορά

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Ρωμαϊκή ΑγοράLeandro Neumann Ciuffo from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / CC BY 2.0

The Roman Forum of Thessaloniki is the ancient Roman-era forum of the city, located at the upper side of Aristotelous Square.

Wikipedia: Roman Forum (Thessaloniki) (EN)

631 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 5: Monastir Synagogue

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The Monastir Synagogue is a historic synagogue of the once vibrant Jewish community in Thessaloniki.

Wikipedia: Monastir Synagogue (Thessaloniki) (EN)

585 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 6: Agia Ekaterini

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The Church of Saint Catherine is a late Byzantine church in the northwestern corner of the Ano Poli, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Wikipedia: Church of Saint Catherine, Thessaloniki (EN)

648 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 7: Ναός Δώδεκα Αποστόλων

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Ναός Δώδεκα ΑποστόλωνHerbert 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)

469 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 8: Παναγία Φανερωμένη

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The Holy Virgin Fanneromes is an Orthodox church in the Macedonian city of Thessaloniki, Greece, a parish temple of the Thessaloniki Diocese of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, under the rule of the Church of Greece.

Wikipedia: Света Богородица Фанеромени (Солун) (BG)


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