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THE CATHOLIC CHURCH OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION IN THESSALONIKI!!

In the center of Thessaloniki in Fragon St in one of the most historic corners of the city lies a temple that will pleasantly surprise those who will discover it… Hidden among tall, modern constructions the Temple of the Immaculate Conception (devoted to Virgin Mary) represents an entirely different style and philosophy in a city […]

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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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THE SEAFRONT OF THESSALONIKI!!

Thessaloniki is a beautiful city that lies on the shore of the Thermaic Gulf. Its seafront has always been one of the most often frequented places, both by tourists and locals. On a clear day, its magnificent view of the sea and the mountain of Gods, Olympus, will absolutely enchant you. On a cloudy or […]

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THE UNIVERSITY OF MACEDONIA IN THESSALONIKI!!

The University of Macedonia  is located in Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece. It is the second largest university in the city (following the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). It currently consists of eight departments which deal mainly with social, political and economic sciences. Before 1991, it was known as “School of Higher Industrial Studies of Thessaloniki”. After the […]

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SHOPPING THERAPY IN THESSALONIKI!!

Tsimiski Avenue is extended from Aggelaki Str. by the International Trade Fair area to Ionos Dragoumi Str., right after Venizelou Avenue. Along Tsimiski you will find many boutiques, fashion shops, delicatessens, large bookstores and errant venders. “Plateia” (Plaza) shopping mall, with the famous “Odeon” multiplex cinemas, is also located on Tsimiski Avenue, near Aristotelous Square. […]

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THE MACEDONIAN MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART!!

The Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art Thessaloniki was founded in 1979 by a group of visionary citizens of Thessaloniki. In a conversation between Maro Lagia and Alexandros Iolas, after the latter had shown a keen interest in the damage inflicted on monuments by the 1978 Thessaloniki earthquake, Maro proposed the creation of a contemporary art […]

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THE CHURCH OF PANAGIA CHALKEON, IN THESSALONIKI!!

According to the founder’s inscription above the west entrance, the church was built in 1028 by the protospatharios Christopher, katepano of Longobardia, and his wife, son, and two daughters. The inscription reads: This once profane place is dedicated as an eminent church to the Mother of God by Christopher, the most illustrious royal protospatharios and […]

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