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It's a very old church with history coming from the byzantine and Roman Era but not much and being a bit far from the rest tourist places its not something I would recommend visiting if you are just for a few days in the city.
A historical church in the city of Thessaaloniki.
It is dedicated to Saint Demetrius, the patron saint of Thessaloniki .
Very large in size with a very interesting interior !
It is part of the site Palaeochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessaloniki on the list...More
We visited this church on the actual St Demetrious day 26/10/2018, thousands of people gathered to pay homage in this magnificent church it was truly a spiritual experience It will be remembered for many years to come
Very beautiful church inside and outside. I strongly recommend to visit. No payment requested and it is possible to light candels. During my visit there were two celebration, a Baptism and a wedding, it was georgous.
This church is named after
Saint Demetrios of Thessaloniki who is a Christian martyr of the early 4th century AD. locals use it as a pilgrimage site as his bones are in a shrine there. The roman baths below are also worth a visit.
We have heard of the Patron Saint of the city so came to pay tribute to him in this Church. What surprised us completely are the crypts! We didn't expect to find them under the Church. It was only after we returned to our hotel...More