Thessaloniki: Guided Walking Tour of Byzantine Landmarks

Thessaloniki: Guided Walking Tour of Byzantine Landmarks

From $41.41 per person

Discover the Byzantine aspect of Thessaloniki and learn about Byzantine art and history on a 3-hour guided walking tour. Hear about what the capital was like during the Byzantine Empire and discover evocative traditional images, aromas and flavors.

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Duration 5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Old Monastery of Vlatadon
  • See the Church of Hosios David
  • Stop off at the church of Saint Nicholas Orphanos
Full description
Begin your tour in the Upper Town (Ano Poli) where you’ll visit the Old Monastery of Vlatadon. This unique Byzantine Monastery offers a panoramic view of The Bride of Thermaikos Gulf.  Next, after walking through the picturesque alleys of Ano Poli, reach the Church of Hosios David and admire its idiosyncratic mosaic from the 5th century and remarkable mural paintings. Afterwards, continue on to the church of Saint Nicholas Orphanos, a distinctive building with exceptional mural paintings from the 14th century surrounded by architecture emblematic of the city’s rich history. Make a stop at the glorious Rotunda, one of the city’s most ancient and impressive monuments erected in 300 AC. Finally, visit the church of Saint Sofia, yet another stunning UNESCO world heritage site which used to serve as the metropolitan church of the city.
Includes
  • English/Greek-speaking tour guide
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance fee to Rotunda (normally 6€ per person or 3€ from November - April)
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Trigoniou Tower, at the Upper Town/Ano Poli

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • Entrance to the Rotunda is free for those aged 18 and under and for EU students at technological universities
    • EU citizens aged 65 and over or those at higher education institutions receive a 50% reduction on entrance
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