The large and imposing church of Prophet Elias is located in Ano Polis of Thessaloniki, in a natural hill at the intersection of Olympia, John Varvakis and Prophet Elias streets. The building dates back to the second half of the 14th century and belongs to an architectural style unique in Thessaloniki, known as agioreitiko or athoniko, which was used exclusively for catholics (i.e. centralized churches) of monasteries.

The large and imposing church of Prophet Elias is located in Ano Polis of Thessaloniki, in a natural hill at the intersection of Olympia, John Varvakis and Prophet Elias streets. The building dates back to the second half of the 14th century and belongs to an architectural style unique in Thessaloniki, known as agioreitiko or athoniko, which was used exclusively for catholics (i.e. centralized churches) of monasteries.

The church of Panagia Lagoudianis or Lagoudiatou, also known as Laodigitria, is dedicated to Panagia Zoodochus Phgh and is located in Ano Poli of Thessaloniki at the junction of Olympiados and Ioulianou streets. The temple was reconstructed thoroughly and completely renovated in early 19th century at the expense of a wholesale merchant Ioannis Kaftantzoglou

The church of Panagia Lagoudianis or Lagoudiatou, also known as Laodigitria, is dedicated to Panagia Zoodochus Phgh and is located in Ano Poli of Thessaloniki at the junction of Olympiados and Ioulianou streets. The temple was reconstructed thoroughly and completely renovated in early 19th century at the expense of a wholesale merchant Ioannis Kaftantzoglou

The church of Panagia Gorgoepikoos, known as Panagouda, is located at the junction of Egnatia street with Paleon Patron Germanou street and it is dedicated to the Birth of Panagia. It belongs to an architectural type widespread in Macedonia during the Turkish domination, particularly in the 19th century, the one of three-naved basilica with a zenana.

The church of Panagia Gorgoepikoos, known as Panagouda, is located at the junction of Egnatia street with Paleon Patron Germanou street and it is dedicated to the Birth of Panagia. It belongs to an architectural type widespread in Macedonia during the Turkish domination, particularly in the 19th century, the one of three-naved basilica with a zenana.

The Church of Panagia Chalkeon, also known as “Red Church” possibly because of its wall construction mainly made of bricks, is situated in the southwest of the Roman Agora of Thessaloniki and in the north of Egnatia Street. It is the only surviving temple of the Middle Byzantine era. According to the found inscription of the marble lintel of its west entrance, it is estimated to have been built in 1028 A.D. by the protospatharios and governor of Loggovardia,

The Church of Panagia Chalkeon, also known as “Red Church” possibly because of its wall construction mainly made of bricks, is situated in the southwest of the Roman Agora of Thessaloniki and in the north of Egnatia Street. It is the only surviving temple of the Middle Byzantine era. According to the found inscription of the marble lintel of its west entrance, it is estimated to have been built in 1028 A.D. by the protospatharios and governor of Loggovardia,

The church of Nea Panagia, formerly known as Megali or Trani Panagia, is dedicated to the Assumption of Panagia. It is located in the southeastern part of the center of Thessaloniki, near the sea, at the beginning of the road Dimitrios Gounaris and between Tsimiski and Metropolis streets. As evidenced by the marble inscription over the south entrance of the building, the temple was built in 1727

The church of Nea Panagia, formerly known as Megali or Trani Panagia, is dedicated to the Assumption of Panagia. It is located in the southeastern part of the center of Thessaloniki, near the sea, at the beginning of the road Dimitrios Gounaris and between Tsimiski and Metropolis streets. As evidenced by the marble inscription over the south entrance of the building, the temple was built in 1727

In the northeastern part of Ano Polis of Thessaloniki on Eptapyrgiou Street, in rocky and steep terrain, there is built the monastery of Vlatadon the only one of the numerous Byzantine monasteries of the city that has survived until today, still even in use. The foundation of the monastery - which is stavropegic, that means it belongs to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople -is placed immediately after the mid-14th century.

In the northeastern part of Ano Polis of Thessaloniki on Eptapyrgiou Street, in rocky and steep terrain, there is built the monastery of Vlatadon the only one of the numerous Byzantine monasteries of the city that has survived until today, still even in use. The foundation of the monastery - which is stavropegic, that means it belongs to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople -is placed immediately after the mid-14th century.

At the junction of Egnatia street and Paleon Patron Germanos street, between the church of Panagia Gorgoepikoos and the Church of Ipapantis, is the small Church of Metamorphosis tou Sotiros, which belongs to a rare architectural style, the one of the registered tetra-niched: within the square in floor plan there are four semi-circular niches, one of which is the Holy Sanctuary’s arch, which is externally semi-hexagonal. On the west side of the building, there is ...

At the junction of Egnatia street and Paleon Patron Germanos street, between the church of Panagia Gorgoepikoos and the Church of Ipapantis, is the small Church of Metamorphosis tou Sotiros, which belongs to a rare architectural style, the one of the registered tetra-niched: within the square in floor plan there are four semi-circular niches, one of which is the Holy Sanctuary’s arch, which is externally semi-hexagonal. On the west side of the building, there is ...

Latomou Monastery (also known as Monastery of Osios David) is located in Ano Poli of Thessaloniki, in the south west of Vlatadon Monastery. Concerning the historical background of the church, though it has not survived until nowadays in its first form, we can find certain pieces of information in a 9th century text (VII “Naration” of Ignatius).

Latomou Monastery (also known as Monastery of Osios David) is located in Ano Poli of Thessaloniki, in the south west of Vlatadon Monastery. Concerning the historical background of the church, though it has not survived until nowadays in its first form, we can find certain pieces of information in a 9th century text (VII “Naration” of Ignatius).

The Church of Ipapanti is situated at the center of the town at the junction of Egnatia street with Agapinou street, across the Arch and the Church of Panagia Deksia. At the same area, there was the known by patriarchal documents Monastery of mr.Ioel, which was dedicated to Panagia. This monastery was declared in the early 16th century as a metohi of the Monastery of Agia Anastasia of Halkidiki. I

The Church of Ipapanti is situated at the center of the town at the junction of Egnatia street with Agapinou street, across the Arch and the Church of Panagia Deksia. At the same area, there was the known by patriarchal documents Monastery of mr.Ioel, which was dedicated to Panagia. This monastery was declared in the early 16th century as a metohi of the Monastery of Agia Anastasia of Halkidiki. I

Gaius Galerius Valerius Maximilianus, simply known as Galerius, was born at around 250 A.D., near Serdika, today’s Sofia of Bulgaria. His parents were peasants while he used to be a shepherd in his youth, being, however, brave and disposing wittiness, he managed to overcome his humble descent and gain a successful career in roman army where he quickly climbed to the highest ranks.

Gaius Galerius Valerius Maximilianus, simply known as Galerius, was born at around 250 A.D., near Serdika, today’s Sofia of Bulgaria. His parents were peasants while he used to be a shepherd in his youth, being, however, brave and disposing wittiness, he managed to overcome his humble descent and gain a successful career in roman army where he quickly climbed to the highest ranks.

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