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THE SEPHARDIC HERITAGE OF THESSALONIKI!!

The Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki was founded to honour the rich and creative Sephardic heritage as it evolved in the city after the 15th century. Consequent to the horrible expulsion from Spain by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492, Jews began to arrive in the safe haven of the city in big numbers bringing with them […]

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A BYZANTINE TREASURE IN THESSALONIKI!!

The Church of Saint Nicholas Orphanos is an early 14th-century Byzantine church in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki. The church is located in the northeastern corner of the old city, just inside the eastern wall, between the Irodotou and Apostolou Pavlou streets. The church’s name, “Saint Nicholas the Orphan”, is first attested in the […]

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A VERY UNIQUE MONUMENT IN THESSALONIKI!!

The Church of Hosios David also referred to as the Latomou Monastery and Suluca Mosque, is a late 5th-century church in Thessaloniki, Greece. In Byzantine times, it functioned as the katholikon of the Latomos Monastery and received a rich mosaic and fresco decoration, which was renewed in the 12th–14th centuries. The surviving examples are of […]

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VISIT ROTUNDA, THESSALONIKI!!

Rotunda, one of the most important and imposing monuments of Thessaloniki, with its architectural strength and its wall mosaics of incomparable art and beauty internally, constitutes a special monument, balancing uniquely between the pagan and Christian world. It was founded in the early 4th AD century, probably as a temple of the ancient worship or […]

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THE BEST SUNSET IN THESSALONIKI!!

When you are walking around the historic Upper Town and the Trigoniou Tower (check out the Trigoniou Tower article), among them there’s another spot that you should not skip: the charming Vlatadon Monastery. This is the only Byzantine monastery that has worked incessantly until today and dates back to the 14th century. It belongs to […]

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THE HISTORY OF THESSALONIKI!!

After the fall of the Kingdom of Macedon in 168 BC it became part of the Roman republic and was further developed into an important trade center actually connecting Europe with Asia through the Roman Via Egnatia. Many of the most imposing and well decorated structures were built during the Roman Era of its history […]

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