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UNESCO Monuments Route

UNESCO Monuments Route

Thessaloniki is an open Museum of Early Christian and Byzantine Art. In 1988 the UNESCO declared World Heritage Sites 15 of the 'finest monuments' of the city, representative samples of this period of its history. The Walls of Thessaloniki, the churches, monasteries and Byzantine baths, included in the UNESCO list, all creations of unique architecture and rare religious art, considered that have such and so high cultural importance, that it is necessary to be preserved in the historical memory of the entire humanity. We summoned up these monuments in the thematic 'UNESCO Monuments Route' to include them into your own list!

The Walls

Since the day of its foundation, Thessaloniki was surrounded by Walls, fortification constructions for the city’s defense and protection, by possible invaders. The major parts of the fortifications were constructed…
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Acropolis Walls –Anna Paleologina Gate – Trigonion Tower or Alysseos Tower

Ascending towards Ano Poli, a different aspect of Thessaloniki is being revealed infront of you. The fortifications for the city’s defense, dominates the scenery, with the so-called “middle wall” separating…
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Heptapyrgion

Heptapyrgion, also known as “Yedi Koule”, on the North-East far end of the Acropolis, is one of the Balkans’ most emblematic fortification complexes, which was reinforced and implemented since paleochristian…
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Eastern Walls – Rampart – White Tower

Descending towards the sea and via Filikis Etairias Street, you will meet the White Tower, at the end of the main walls and parts of the rampart, which rise at…
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Byzantine Baths

It is the only public bath of the Mid-Byzantine era still preserved until today in Greece, and one of the few remaining secular buildings of that particular era. Its erection…
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