Walking through the streets of Thessaloniki you come across, not only many Greek Orthodox churches, but monasteries as well, since it is one of the first cities in Europe Apostle Paul taught, leaving back an ancient religious legacy. Some of the most popular spots are the paleo-christian and byzantine temples of unique architecture and internal decoration, which UNESCO included among the World Cultural Heritage Sites. Apart of these, in every neighborhood you can find even more orthodox churches, old or contemporary, offering spiritual guidance, both on religious level, as well as, humanistic one.

Since the time of its foundation, Thessaloniki was the crossroad where, for long periods of time, people of different religions and cultures, co-existed. Remaining pieces of this heritage can be viewed at the other Christian churches, synagogues still operating, old mosques, and the artifacts unearthed from the ancient Serapion for the worship of Egyptian divinities, at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. The places of public worship in Thessaloniki remain open; so as to offer visitors the spirituality and the piety they seek.

Church of Aghios (St.) Demetrius

Dedicated to the patron Saint of the city, the magnificent Basilica of Aghios (St.) Demetrius is one of the most important early Christian churches of Thessaloniki. At fi

Church of Aghia Sophia

The Church of Aghia Sophia, dedicated to Christ, the true Word and Wisdom of God, was built in the late 7th century and is a typical sample of transitional cruciform chur

Yad Lezikaron Synagogue

The synagogue, dedicated to the memory of the Holocaust victims, was inaugurated in 1984. It was built on the site of ‘Bourla’, a small bethel also known as “Cal de la Pl

Monastirioton Synagogue

The synagogue, a donation by Ida Aroesti with further financial contribution by families from Monastiri (Vitola) former Yugoslavia, was founded in 1927. During the Nazi o

Greek Evangelical Church of Thessaloniki

The Greek Evangelical Church is the largest and oldest Evangelical Church of Thessaloniki (since 1865). The current building of the church was built in 1971 in the place

Armenian Orthodox Church of Virgin Mary

The temple was built in 1903 following the efforts of the Armenians of the city and is the work of the Italian architect Vitaliano Poselli.

Cathedral of the Virgin Mary’s Immaculate Conception

In one of the most historical and vivid areas of Thessaloniki is located the Catholic Church or 'Frangoklissia', as it was known in the past. It is built on an earli

Panagia Theoskepastou Sohou Monastery

The imposing female monastery, located in the hillside of Vertiskos Mountain, was founded in 1994. It is dedicated to the Nativity of Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus. Every

Panagia Ikosifinissa Monastery

The oldest monastery of Macedonia, fully operating for 16 centuries, in Paggaio Mountain, administratively belonging to the Holy Diocese of Drama. According to traditio

Vlatadon Monastery

A monastery of great importance since is the only byzantine monastery in the city, operating up until today. According to the tradition, it was built at the exact spot wh