The wall mosaics of Thessaloniki, masterpieces of high artistic and religious significance made by skilled artists from the 4th century AD up to 14th century AD, decorate the monuments and bear as eternal witnesses for the continuous significance, economic growth and cultural development of the city. UNESCO pays tribute to Thessaloniki’s mosaics at its official website (mosaics of six city’s monuments which are included in the World Heritage Sites list), emphasizing on their major importance especially during the time of the early Christian art. More information on the city’s wall mosaics is available at the related bibliography (link-Bibliography)

The small tiles composed great artworks in Thessaloniki! Please enter their magnificent world!

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 Saint Apostoles

It was built by the Patriarch Nephon I as a catholicon (main church) of a monastery in 1310. During the Ottoman period it was turned into a mosque and the murals were cov

Church of Saint Sophia

Almost untouched in time, the Church of Aghia Sophia, dedicated to Christ, the true Word and Wisdom of God, Aghia Sophia is for centuries spiritual beacon for Thessalonik

Church of Acheiropoietos

The impressive church of the Acheiropoietos owes its name to the worshipful icon of the Virgin Mary, which according to tradition is not painted by human hand ('Acheiropo


Rotunda, one of the most important and imposing monuments of Thessaloniki, with its architectural strength and its wall mosaics of incomparable a