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Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika

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Worth seeing if you happen to already be in the area..

It is worth seeing if you happen to already be in the area, but I am not so sure it is worth a... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2016
San Jose, California
The Byzantine metropolis has preserved a large number of its devotional monuments.

The walled city and its monuments can reasonably be called an open Byzantine Museum. All city... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
Yiorgos B
Thessaloniki, Greece
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

It is worth seeing if you happen to already be in the area, but I am not so sure it is worth a separate trip or getting out and spending much time here. We just took pictures as we drove by. While impressive in itself,...More

Thank tinaNtravel
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The walled city and its monuments can reasonably be called an open Byzantine Museum. All city monuments, Byzantine, Post-Byzantine and Ottoman – have been declared as historical landmark monuments. Fifteen of the Early Christian-Byzantine monuments were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1988....More

Thank Yiorgos B
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This arch monument has great detail weird to see it in the middle of this busy city with flats in the background spoiling this great pice of history

Thank adam k
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Somehow like Rome , Thessaloniki is an open air museum . whenever around centre , you will have the opportunity to observe this heritage of post-roman , Christian and Byzantine eras. !!!

Thank MrTBeirut
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

The number of old Cristian, late Roman and early Byzantine monuments and churches in the city is amazing and they are spreaded from the sea to Ano Poli and from the west to the east. Besides the most popular ones like Rotunda, Arch of Galerius,...More

1  Thank Boris B
Reviewed 12 May 2016

The building once had an interior of wooden timbers which merely inserted into the thick walls. Exterior was also maximized by this same method. Not all churches make progress every year.

Thank MissPriss234
Reviewed 22 April 2016

This was interesting. Original wall that was bought by the emperor who built the rotunda. Just in the street and people walking past it. Interesting!

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 28 March 2016

The details on the walls are impressive but it is only a small part that survices after so many centuries. A nice spot to take pictures.

Thank Athena M
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Throughout the city centre you will find many monuments, archways and statues dating back to post-roman (and possibly prior) eras but moreso during the rise of the Byzantine empire. Although this may not be a specific attraction, you will get some great photos and if...More

Thank Shawn B
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Lovely thing to see parts of the history of this city still standing among tons of concrete, but they need a lot of maintenance.

Thank Markus M
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