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Walking in the historic and commercial center of Thessaloniki
Sunset in Thessaloniki by the seafront with a bike left on the railings. Walking Thessaloniki app, Route 03 - St Sofia

Sunset in Thessaloniki by the seafront with a bike left on the railings. Walking Thessaloniki app, Route 03 - St Sofia

Close up of the Ottoman inscription of Panagia Acheiropoietos column that marks the fall of the city in 1430. Walking Thessaloniki app, Route 03 - St Sofia #travel #guide #Greece #Ottoman #Byzantine #Church #Temple

Close up of the Ottoman inscription of Panagia Acheiropoietos column that marks the fall of the city in 1430. Walking Thessaloniki app, Route 03 - St Sofia #travel #guide #Greece #Ottoman #Byzantine #Church #Temple

O13 Café-Bar In Thessaloniki, Greece | Yatzer | Agia Sofia district - Walking Thessaloniki, route 03

O13 Café-Bar In Thessaloniki, Greece

O13 Café-Bar In Thessaloniki, Greece | Yatzer | Agia Sofia district - Walking Thessaloniki, route 03

An inukshuk in Thessaloniki. It was recently set to celebrate the sisterhood between the city and Canadian Ottawa. (Walking Thessaloniki - Route 03, St Sofia)

An inukshuk in Thessaloniki. It was recently set to celebrate the sisterhood between the city and Canadian Ottawa. (Walking Thessaloniki - Route 03, St Sofia)

Tsimiski and Agias Sofias corner, at the commercial heart of Thessaloniki. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 03 - St Sofia)

Tsimiski and Agias Sofias corner, at the commercial heart of Thessaloniki. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 03 - St Sofia)

In the northeaster corner of Panagia Acheiropoietos Church you can see something really amazing. Restoration works have unearthed two older levels of the temple's floor with wonderful patterns. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 03 - St Sofia)

In the northeaster corner of Panagia Acheiropoietos Church you can see something really amazing. Restoration works have unearthed two older levels of the temple's floor with wonderful patterns. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 03 - St Sofia)

This Ottoman inscription on the column of Acheiropoietos Church was made in 1430 by the order of Sultan Murad II to commemorate the taking of Thessaloniki that year. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 03 - St Sofia)

This Ottoman inscription on the column of Acheiropoietos Church was made in 1430 by the order of Sultan Murad II to commemorate the taking of Thessaloniki that year. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 03 - St Sofia)

The impressive decoration of Byzantine Agia Sofia. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 03 - St Sofia)

The impressive decoration of Byzantine Agia Sofia. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 03 - St Sofia)

The murals of Agia Sofia are some of the most beautiful in the city and create an astonishing environment. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 03 - St Sofia)

The murals of Agia Sofia are some of the most beautiful in the city and create an astonishing environment. (Walking Thessaloniki, Route 03 - St Sofia)

The baptismal font of Agios Ioannis is at least 5 meters below the modern ground level of the city. But if you visit the catacombs there, you will venture to an even lower level. (Walking Thessaloniki - Route 03, St Sofia)

The baptismal font of Agios Ioannis is at least 5 meters below the modern ground level of the city. But if you visit the catacombs there, you will venture to an even lower level. (Walking Thessaloniki - Route 03, St Sofia)

Bey Hamam is the oldest Ottoman period bathhouse of Thessaloniki and was built by the conqueror of the city Sultan Murad II. (Walking Thessaloniki - Route 03, St Sofia)

Bey Hamam is the oldest Ottoman period bathhouse of Thessaloniki and was built by the conqueror of the city Sultan Murad II. (Walking Thessaloniki - Route 03, St Sofia)

The old entrance of the Ottoman hamam was turned into a beautiful cafe. (Walking Thessaloniki - Route 03, St Sofia)

The old entrance of the Ottoman hamam was turned into a beautiful cafe. (Walking Thessaloniki - Route 03, St Sofia)

Agia Sofia that gives her name to the area and the route is an 8th century temple that was used as the city's cathedral until the 16th century. It is dedicated to Agia Sofia, the Wisdom of God. (Walking Thessaloniki - Route 03, St Sofia)

Agia Sofia that gives her name to the area and the route is an 8th century temple that was used as the city's cathedral until the 16th century. It is dedicated to Agia Sofia, the Wisdom of God. (Walking Thessaloniki - Route 03, St Sofia)

The beautifully ornate gate of Agia Sofia Church. (Walking Thessaloniki - Route 03, St Sofia)

The beautifully ornate gate of Agia Sofia Church. (Walking Thessaloniki - Route 03, St Sofia)

The dome of Agia Sofia Church from the inside. (Walking Thessaloniki - Route 03, St Sofia)

The dome of Agia Sofia Church from the inside. (Walking Thessaloniki - Route 03, St Sofia)

Agia Theodora Monastery, though with new facilities, is the only, out of many, surviving monastery in the city center. (Walking Thessaloniki - Route 03, St Sofia)

Agia Theodora Monastery, though with new facilities, is the only, out of many, surviving monastery in the city center. (Walking Thessaloniki - Route 03, St Sofia)