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Church of Agia Sofia

22 Ayia Sofia, Thessaloniki 546 23, Greece
+30 231 027 0253
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Another Byzantine church built in the 7th century. It is a smaller version of one of the same name... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Paul H
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Very beautiful

This church is so big and beautiful!! The colours are amazing! I think you can visit it only in the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
George T
Agii Apostoli, Chania, Crete
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22 Ayia Sofia, Thessaloniki 546 23, Greece
+30 231 027 0253
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Another Byzantine church built in the 7th century. It is a smaller version of one of the same name in Istanbul, Turkey. As with all these churches it is fantastically decorated inside with paintings and frescoes. Truly magnificent, don't miss it.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 6 days ago

This church is so big and beautiful!! The colours are amazing! I think you can visit it only in the morning. It is free

Thank George T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This church was modelled on the famous Agia Sophia church in Constantinople. On the site where it was built at some time in the 8th century, had previously stood another church which had been built in the 3rd century. So this is a very historical...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They said that this like Agia Sofia Church in Istanbul. Definetly you must stop here. It is one of the landmarks of Salonic.You can do photos without flash.

Thank Bogdan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are a couple of things to see in Salonic and beside the beautiful seaside, White Tower, Rotonda and Gallerius Arch I would place Agia Sofia also.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church of Agia Sofia is an impressive building with an almost intimidating number of features and icons. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank sophiadunning
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I walked nearly forty minutes to see the church. When I got there, a wedding has just finished and there were guests enjoying a reception in the courtyard. Even though the ceremony was over and these guests were all outside, the caretaker would not let...More

Thank DEtraveler
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Very interesting and beautiful church with significant architecture. Nice to see this landmark of Thessaloniki. It has specific working hours and it's not opened all day.

Thank Chompy88
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Built in the 7th century. Very interesting for its unique architecture. Hagia Sophia is built in the architectural type of the vaulted basilica.

Thank NikTak88
Reviewed 8 May 2017

in aghia sofia street visited the aghia sofia church which is the best and the biggest byzantine church of the city.it is as the dome of the byzantine era.nice architecture and nice spiritual place.it is owrth the visit of course and also the surrounding area...More

Thank Michael A
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9 May 2017|
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Response from Marc A | Reviewed this property |
churches are usually open in the morning till about lunch time..
Naan T
7 July 2015|
Response from TheodosiaGa |
It has no entrance fee. It has only certain visiting hours during daytime through the week and after religious ceremonies that are held there. And from dressing code, wearing short trousers is not allowed. Hope I helped you... More
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