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Small but interesting church

We navigated to the church by foot and had no difficulty finding the place using google maps. If... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
The Hague, The Netherlands
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Beautiful and peaceful!

It is a must see for the fresco. If you are lucky a nice man will be there to tell you everything... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We navigated to the church by foot and had no difficulty finding the place using google maps. If you come by car I can imagine it could be a bit of a challenge - one option could be to park near the Vlatadon monastery and...More

Thank JB238
Reviewed 2 September 2018

It is a must see for the fresco. If you are lucky a nice man will be there to tell you everything you need to know about the place. It's really lovely!

Thank Beenie28
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Google maps really struggles in places like this and the map was no good to me. I walked along the walls at the top deviating to find the 5th century chapel, Osios David, whose signs led me deeper and down into the old town until...More

Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Finding this place, even with a map was quite a challenge. We got to the right area and had to end up asking a local. It is tucked away up a side street. The church was built in the 5th century and later updated in...More

Thank Honisoiquimalypense
Reviewed 18 June 2018

If not for "Thessaloniki walking tours and the tour guide Gorgeous, I would never find and visit this hidden pearl in the upper town. Check for opening hours as they're limited. One of two place in the world where Jesus is depicted without beard -...More

Thank Yehuda M
Reviewed 11 May 2018

This little church is not the easiest to find but the centuries old frescoes inside and the little peaceful courtyard are worth the hunt

Thank davidandmel
Reviewed 19 April 2018

A delightful little church well tucked away amongst the houses of the upper town. There are lovely views and it's very peaceful.

Thank oniero
Reviewed 3 December 2017

A wonderful little chapel-church opens up with a terrace to the south overlooking the city and the bay, high up: a beautiful view of the city. There we found a young student sitting waiting for the odd tourist to stumble across the treasure. We went...More

Thank M-mrgarita-
Reviewed 13 November 2017

It is only 15 mins walk from Arabas hostel,but be careful -the upper town of Thessaloniki is like a labyrinth -I recommend you carry a map.This place is unique,and the history of the mosaic of Jesus without a beard is very rare.

Thank totravelmore2017
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This is a wonderful small church in a picturesque neighborhood. We were very lucky and the church keeper was there. Look for him - he is full of knowledge about the church.

Thank adans1
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