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What is the religous significance of this church? I would love to visit but I don't know enough about it, thanks!
 

tomipark

Member
It's one of the oldest churches in Greece and is a designated world UNESCO site!! It has served as the metropolitan church of Thessaloniki for many years. Because of this, it has become a very popular spot for tourists and for faithful people to visit and pray.
 

k_tsoukalas

Moderator
This is one of the largest churches in the area and one of the oldest. It is worth visiting if you have the chance because it is also stunning!
 

Lesser known fact: Thessaloniki has some of the best street art!

You would think that Athens- a city covered in graffiti would be the best place for street art in Greece but I was so surprised with how beautiful the street art is in Thessaloniki! I really admire the artists there, and I must visit again soon. Filia!

Is Thessaloniki just as quiet as Athens in August?

I saw another user posting that people shouldn't visit Athens during August because all of the locals are away on vacation and a lot of the businesses are closed. Does this apply for Thessaloniki as well?

What types of things can I see at the Ataturk museum in Thessaloniki?

Does anyone know what type of artifacts are on display at the Ataturk museum? My friend from Thessaloniki said that I have to visit

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Visiting The Church of Panagia Halkeon (Our Lady of the Coppersmiths) in Thessaloniki

This church is a must see when you're visiting!! The exterior of the church is made of brick only, which was likely expensive and why the church is known as the Red Church. Inside the main church are scenes of the Nativity, Adoration of the Magi, Pentecost, and Hypapante. These wall paintings are considered very important.

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Does anyone know if the annual festivals in Thessaloniki will be happening this year?

I always look forward to festivals like the Thessaloniki International Fair, the Thessaloniki International Film Festival and the International Book Fair. Does anyone know if they'll be happening this year?

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