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Osios David (The Latomou Monastery)

Thessaloniki, Greece
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It is one of the most beautiful small in size churches I have been. The architecture is fantastic... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
George T
Agii Apostoli, Chania, Crete
Unexpected gem

A great story behind the final unveiling of the fantastic 5th century mosaic of Jesus as a... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is one of the most beautiful small in size churches I have been. The architecture is fantastic. The neighbour where is the church is so lovely! It closes at early afternoon so go there early.

Thank George T
Reviewed 6 July 2017

A great story behind the final unveiling of the fantastic 5th century mosaic of Jesus as a teenager. The history is f the place is also fascinating, go with a guide to get the most out of it.

Thank JWMW101
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Probably the most beautiful artifact of thessaloniki. A beardless christ ascenting to heaven. Truly magnificent.

Thank Katandre
Reviewed 22 February 2017

If you are at all interested in Art History or religious art this is an absolute must. The 5th century mosaic is (to my mind) better than those in Ravenna, Rome, Istanbul etc, and the 11th century frescoes are stunning in their realism.century . It...More

Thank Lynda A
Reviewed 25 December 2016

The star attraction of th small monastery located in a serene spot mid upper town, is a 5th century mosaic and a must see, visually well preserved, colourful and interesting. The caretaker was informative and helpful.

1  Thank Grecophile2011
Reviewed 19 December 2016

old small church ,monastrey, surrounded by some small houses .The interior is unique and the god spirit too.

Thank Akritas2015
Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you decide to wander around the Ano Poli, don't miss the Osios David church. Very small, yet decorated with so beautiful mosaics (among the older ones in the city) and frescoes, you will remain stunned! Plus, it offers a great view from the beautiful...More

Thank Evangelos K
Reviewed 18 October 2016

After taking the No. 50 bus to the top of the city, I decided to walk down to the sea, using the guide given on the bus. Oslos David was listed, but finding it was a bit difficult and I almost gave up. I'm so...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The church was built in the late 5th century in the cross-in-square type with an apse on the east side. Today, the eastern half of the original facade has survived. The church is primarily known for its mosaic of the vision of Prophet Ezekiel in...More

Thank Yiorgos B
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Crazy mosaic of the vision of Ezekiel- I mean completely crazy and so beautiful. It features a rare vision of an adolescent Christ. AND it was covered over-first by the iconoclasts, then by the Ottomans. And then nobody remembered it was there until someone had...More

Thank Amber C
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