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THE CHURCH OF SAINT SOPHIA IN THESSALONIKI!!

At the east end of Hermes Street, the Church of Saint Sophia is one of the town’s most important historic churches. The domed church was built in the eighth century on a three-aisled cruciform plan. In the ninth and 10th centuries, after the iconoclastic conflict, the church was decorated with expressive figural mosaics, including the […]

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ALTERNATIVE TOURISM IN WESTERN MACEDONIA!!

Western Macedonia is a geographically isolated region, a fact that has had a negative impact on the area’s tourist development in contrast to the “sun-sea” pattern that has been dominating the sector for the past years. Nevertheless, recent global trends underline a need to seek something different, something authentic. It is exactly that difference and […]

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EXPLORE KASTORIA!!

The name “Kastoria” first appears in 550 AD, mentioned by Procopius as follows: “There was a certain city in Thessaly, Diocletianopolis by name, which had been prosperous in ancient times, but with the passage of time and the assaults of the barbarians it had been destroyed, and for a very long time it had been destitute of inhabitants; […]

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