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.

Agia Theodora Monastery

A monastery in the heart of the city is not something you come across quite often. This is not the case of Agia Theodora Monastery, an oasis of peace and tranquility righ

Church of Agios Charalambos

The temple was built in 1905 in the place where a smaller church existed and is "connected" with the Mount Athos monastery Simonos Petra. The complex consists of two-stor

Church of Nea Panagia thessaloniki

It was dedicated to the Assumption, being a three-aisled basilica with a wooden roof, open arcade to the west and with a portico to the south, with interesting frescoes o

Church of Agios Antonios

 Dated back to the 18th century, the church of Agios Antonios is a small two-aisled church. During the Ottoman rule it was the core of the city Hellenism. Formerly u

Church of Panagouda or Panagia Gorgoepikoos

 It was dedicated to the Birth of the Virgin. The temple was completely destroyed by fire in 1817, to be restored later. The present church is a stone basilica floor

Church of St. George

The small church of St. George is located west of the Rotunda and untill 1758 it was the chapel of the Metropolis of Thessaloniki. It was renovated in 1815 by follow

Church of Ypapanti

According to sources, the place where church of Ypapanti is located nowadays, constituted Mr. Joel’s monastery untill 16th century. Later on, after 1865, it becomes the p

Church of Laodigitrias or Panagias Lagoudianis

It was founded in the 14th AD century by someone with the name Lagoudiatis or Lagoudatis. During the Byzantine period it was a female catholicon monastery depended on the

Church of Aghios Athanasios

It was built in 1818, possibly on the foundations of an older church. Despite the subsequent interventions it still retains its original form as a basilica with inner bal

Church of Aghios Minas

The church dates back to the late 5th or early 6th century. In its current form you see a characteristic example of the 19th century religious architecture. Its western a