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Osios David (The Latomou Monastery)

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Address: Thessaloniki, Greece
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One of the most surprising thing to discover in Thessaloniki!

If you decide to wander around the Ano Poli, don't miss the Osios David church. Very small, yet decorated with so beautiful mosaics (among the older ones in the city) and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
Evangelos K
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you decide to wander around the Ano Poli, don't miss the Osios David church. Very small, yet decorated with so beautiful mosaics (among the older ones in the city) and frescoes, you will remain stunned! Plus, it offers a great view from the beautiful balcony! Rest a little bit, have some fresh water and enjoy it!

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East Freetown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

After taking the No. 50 bus to the top of the city, I decided to walk down to the sea, using the guide given on the bus. Oslos David was listed, but finding it was a bit difficult and I almost gave up. I'm so glad I didn't. The place is isolated and has a wonderful view of the city,... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The church was built in the late 5th century in the cross-in-square type with an apse on the east side. Today, the eastern half of the original facade has survived. The church is primarily known for its mosaic of the vision of Prophet Ezekiel in its alcove, one of the most important mosaics of the early Christian era

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Crazy mosaic of the vision of Ezekiel- I mean completely crazy and so beautiful. It features a rare vision of an adolescent Christ. AND it was covered over-first by the iconoclasts, then by the Ottomans. And then nobody remembered it was there until someone had a vision and there was I think an earthquake? The plaster cracked and there it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Such a gorgeous little church in the middle of Ana Poli's small winding streets. The mosaic is really beautiful but the story behind it makes it even more fascinating. The gentleman in the church is very welcoming and will explain everything to you. Well worth your time.

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thessaloniki
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

A Holy place in the heart of Thessaloniki, near Eptapirgion (7 towers part of the city walls) A very old church where you can see the Greatness of Christians

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

We were lucky enough to have about 30 mins explanation of the fresco, what it contained & how it has survived with the colours so vivid. Only a small monastery, but this fresco is the highlight of the visit.

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Thank Yiassas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Lovely little church from 4th century with very old and outstanding mosaic. Do not miss it. It is worth looking for it among the narrow streets of Ano Poli on the way to the Eptapirgiou castle. View from the churchyard is amazing too.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

don't miss this jewel of the oldest church in Thessaloniki, hidden away in the nestled streets and staircases of the old upper town. Once a monastery, only the church itself is left, with its fresco painting and it's splendid central mosaic. A must for every visitor interested in arts and culture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

This monastery houses the remains of St Lukes body. This is important to some people. The church isn't open all day, we visited about 5pm.

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