We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Osios David (The Latomou Monastery)

Thessaloniki, Greece
+30 231 022 1506
Save
Review Highlights
Worth the hunt!

This little church is not the easiest to find but the centuries old frescoes inside and the little... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
davidandmel
,
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Tucked away

A delightful little church well tucked away amongst the houses of the upper town. There are lovely... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
oniero
,
Deal, United Kingdom
Read all 130 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“small church” (6 reviews)
“ano poli” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
Thessaloniki, Greece
CONTACT
+30 231 022 1506
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Thessaloniki
from US$1,196.70
More Info
from US$119.80
More Info
from US$125.80
More Info
from US$106.60
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (130)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"small church"
in 6 reviews
"ano poli"
in 5 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 3 reviews
"upper town"
in 3 reviews
"christ"
in 6 reviews
"vision"
in 4 reviews
"guardian"
in 2 reviews
"century"
in 9 reviews
"apse"
in 2 reviews
"caretaker"
in 2 reviews
"euros"
in 4 reviews
"beard"
in 2 reviews
"explanation"
in 3 reviews
"treasure"
in 3 reviews
"greek"
in 5 reviews
"city"
in 14 reviews
"history"
in 8 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 45 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This little church is not the easiest to find but the centuries old frescoes inside and the little peaceful courtyard are worth the hunt

Thank davidandmel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A delightful little church well tucked away amongst the houses of the upper town. There are lovely views and it's very peaceful.

Thank oniero
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 December 2017

A wonderful little chapel-church opens up with a terrace to the south overlooking the city and the bay, high up: a beautiful view of the city. There we found a young student sitting waiting for the odd tourist to stumble across the treasure. We went...More

Thank Margarita V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 13 November 2017

It is only 15 mins walk from Arabas hostel,but be careful -the upper town of Thessaloniki is like a labyrinth -I recommend you carry a map.This place is unique,and the history of the mosaic of Jesus without a beard is very rare.

Thank totravelmore2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This is a wonderful small church in a picturesque neighborhood. We were very lucky and the church keeper was there. Look for him - he is full of knowledge about the church.

Thank adans1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful and tiny church that is definitely worth a visit. It has a unique mosaic with a beardless Jesus Christ. The guardian of the church is a very nice young man who is very helpful and knowledgable. He answered all the questions...More

Thank elias a
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 July 2017

It is one of the most beautiful small in size churches I have been. The architecture is fantastic. The neighbour where is the church is so lovely! It closes at early afternoon so go there early.

Thank George T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 July 2017

A great story behind the final unveiling of the fantastic 5th century mosaic of Jesus as a teenager. The history is f the place is also fascinating, go with a guide to get the most out of it.

Thank JWMW101
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Probably the most beautiful artifact of thessaloniki. A beardless christ ascenting to heaven. Truly magnificent.

Thank Katandre
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 February 2017

If you are at all interested in Art History or religious art this is an absolute must. The 5th century mosaic is (to my mind) better than those in Ravenna, Rome, Istanbul etc, and the 11th century frescoes are stunning in their realism.century . It...More

Thank Lynda A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 59 hotels in Thessaloniki
Hotel Orestias Kastorias
433 reviews
.60 km away
Hotel Olympia
486 reviews
.69 km away
Hotel Esperia
109 reviews
.77 km away
Park Hotel
316 reviews
.77 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Prytanio
181 reviews
.42 km away
Giannoula
89 reviews
.47 km away
Nea Folia
271 reviews
.40 km away
Ticho Ticho
258 reviews
.28 km away
Nearby Attractions
Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos
150 reviews
.63 km away
Church of Agios Dimitrios
1,436 reviews
.55 km away
Crypt of Agios Demetrios
207 reviews
.51 km away
Vlatadon Monastery
220 reviews
.20 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Osios David (The Latomou Monastery) staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;