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Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos

Irodotou and Apostolou Pavlou | Irodotou and Apostolou Pavlou, 54623, Thessaloniki 546 23, Greece
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Historic Byzantine church

We wanted to see this church as it features in Victoria Hislop's The Thread. A tranquil place with... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
Timperley5
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Crewe, United Kingdom
Beautiful frescos

Anyone who ha read 'The Thread' will know of this church , it is one of the few in Thessaloniki to... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Lynda A
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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“ano poli” (6 reviews)
“upper town” (3 reviews)
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Irodotou and Apostolou Pavlou | Irodotou and Apostolou Pavlou, 54623, Thessaloniki 546 23, Greece
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

We wanted to see this church as it features in Victoria Hislop's The Thread. A tranquil place with numerous icons. Loved it.

Thank Timperley5
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Anyone who ha read 'The Thread' will know of this church , it is one of the few in Thessaloniki to have survived 1927 fire, covered in original late Byzantine frescoes

Thank Lynda A
Reviewed 18 October 2016

St Nicolas Orfanos church, lost in the alleys of the Ano Poli, in Thessaloniki, still conserves the atmosphere of the old byzantine-ottoman city resembling a confusing, yet enchanting maze inviting visitors to wander around and discover its beauties! Here you will enjoy the beautiful garden...More

1  Thank Evangelos K
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The Church also served as the catholicon of a Byzantine monastery. It is built in the aisleless timber – roofed type with ambulatory, ending in the east with two chapels. Its exquisite mural decoration is one of most complete painting complexes preserved in Thessaloniki and...More

Thank Yiorgos B
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This is a true gem - some of the BEST Byzantine frescos of Macedonian style (lighter than the typical Byzantine icons style, more naturalistic, with blues and greens) in the whole of Greece, I think; and it's in one of the loveliest locations in Thessaloniki

1  Thank H K
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This little church is in the old part of town, so the place is quiet and one can really get the feel for the spiritual side of it. When i was visiting there was literally 2 people in the church and 5 locals sitting outside...More

Thank Ira S
Reviewed 29 July 2016

The Church of Agios NIkolaos Orphanos is situated in Ano Poli (Upper Town) of Thessaloniki. It is a really small and cute building from architectural point of view. Loved the frescos. There is a small green yard. It is open in the mornings. Must visit!

Thank Sophia o
Reviewed 23 July 2016

A place so quiet, so beautifull and really very moving. Inside, the church is very simple and even if you are not religious, you'll be caught. Wonderfull !

Thank Dom318
Reviewed 19 July 2016

This tiny church, divided for men and women, and with every wall covered with biblical frescoes, sits in a small garden with a large Linden tree (covered with fragrant blossoms in May). It felt like a special place.

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 15 May 2016

This was a really stunning surprise. this little church (looking not all too much like a church from the font side) lays in a little walled garden. when we passed by the first time, the church was closed. but fortunately we made it another day....More

Thank r0landbrunner
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