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Church of Agia Sofia

22 Ayia Sofia, Thessaloniki 546 23, Greece
+30 231 027 0253
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not a must

This known church is surprisingly unimpressive on the outside as well as inside . Almost a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
saul g
Tel Aviv, Israel
A lot Interesting Painitngs inside

This church was interesting to look around inside of it. To a lot of the beautiful art work in it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Richard V
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22 Ayia Sofia, Thessaloniki 546 23, Greece
+30 231 027 0253
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This known church is surprisingly unimpressive on the outside as well as inside . Almost a disappointment . A lot of couples get married there . If you are in the area - make a stop and take alook .

Thank saul g
Reviewed 3 days ago

This church was interesting to look around inside of it. To a lot of the beautiful art work in it. Seeing how it was designed and painted. That it is still used today as a place of worship.

Thank Richard V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One is simply in awe with this history behind the city including this church, the biggest I believe with a large garden in front.

Thank Cherry L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the oldest buildings of the Orthodox faith – built in the early 7th century on the site of an even older temple. It is an impressive photo opportunity. You can access it via bus - either public or private.

Thank PKDenton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A place to visit for free while shopping or walking around the city centre. Very old Byzantine church that was created just after the old and first Agia Sophia church in Istanbul. We loved the atmosphere and felt a spiritual connection.

1  Thank Aura L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's an impressive building and definitely a must see in Thessaloniki. But be aware of the opening hours - we were there in the afternoon and it was closed.

1  Thank leolas03
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I think you should see there. The view is very nice. It iş near the aegean sea. The sea is beatiful. It is ahistorical place.

1  Thank Özgün Yapım ф
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Led by the map from tourist information, our self-guided shore excursion of Thessaloniki from the Prinsendam comfortably walked the city streets. There were plenty of street signs pointing the way to the Paleo - Christian Agia Sofia. The outsides are impressive and very photogenic. The...More

1  Thank Mike P
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The church is nice enough. Very beautifull chandelier. But also very warn out with and in need of restauration.

Thank RikkeRasmussen
Reviewed 22 July 2017

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
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8 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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