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Osios David (The Latomou Monastery)

Thessaloniki, Greece
+30 231 022 1506
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the secret of the upper town

It is only 15 mins walk from Arabas hostel,but be careful -the upper town of Thessaloniki is like a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Berlin, Germany
Wonderful small church

This is a wonderful small church in a picturesque neighborhood. We were very lucky and the church... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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“ano poli” (5 reviews)
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Thessaloniki, Greece
+30 231 022 1506
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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
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
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
Reviewed 25 March 2017

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

Thank Katandre
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
Reviewed 25 December 2016

The star attraction of th small monastery located in a serene spot mid upper town, is a 5th century mosaic and a must see, visually well preserved, colourful and interesting. The caretaker was informative and helpful.

1  Thank Grecophile2011
Reviewed 19 December 2016

old small church ,monastrey, surrounded by some small houses .The interior is unique and the god spirit too.

Thank Akritas2015
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...More

Thank Evangelos K
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