Founded in 315 B.C., the provincial capital and sea port of Thessalonika was one of the first bases for the spread of Christianity. Among its Christian monuments are fine churches, some built on the Greek cross plan and others on the three-nave basilica plan. Constructed over a long period, from the 4th to the 15th century, they constitute a diachronic typological series, which had considerable influence in the Byzantine world. The mosaics of the rotunda, St Demetrius and St David are among the great masterpieces of early Christian art.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

15 sites in this World Heritage

  • City Walls
  • Rotunda
  • Church of Acheiropoietos
  • Church of St. Demetrios
  • Latomou Monastery
  • Church of St. Sophia
  • Church of Panagia Chalkeon
  • Church of St. Panteleimon
  • Church of the Holy Apostles
  • Church of St. Nicholas Orphanos
  • Church of St. Catherine
  • Church of Christ Saviour
  • Blatades Monastery
  • Church of Prophet Elijah
  • Byzantine Bath

City Walls

Church of Acheiropoietos

Church of St. Demetrios

Latomou Monastery

Church of St. Sophia

Church of Panagia Chalkeon

Church of St. Panteleimon

Church of the Holy Apostles

Church of St. Nicholas Orphanos

Church of St. Catherine

Church of Christ Saviour

Blatades Monastery

Church of Prophet Elijah

Byzantine Bath

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Greece 
Category
Cultural
Name
Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(ii)(iv)
Year of Registered
1988
Keyword
Christianity, Monument, Registered in 1988