The Sightseeing Thessaloniki is offering a bus tour that is passing through the center of the city. It is a hop on hop off bus tour, which supports eight languages and visits many of the most famous touristic attractions that exist in Thessaloniki’s center. The price varies depending if the traveler will choose a one … read more
The Sightseeing Thessaloniki, is offering a train tour that is passing through monuments and archaeological places that exist in the center of the city. It is a one way tour which is usually chosen from families with small children. The tour lasts 45minutes and runs every 60 minutes. The price varies depending if the passenger … read more
There are various history guided walks for Thessaloniki. Walks that present Thessaloniki’s history through its monuments, old squares, Roman and Ottoman age historic monuments and buildings. The history walks are a ‘must do’ for visitors who love history and would like to get a feeling of the cultural influences that have formed Thessaloniki city to … read more
Thessaloniki’s Museum of Photography is located at the port (Warehouse A, Dock 1st). The Museum was founded in 1998 and runs under the supervision of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports. Its mission is to present the different stages of photography as they appear today and through the time in combination with different types … read more
The Teloglion Foundation of Art is located in the North-West end of the Aristotle University. It was founded in 1972, when the art collection and the entire property of Nestor and Aliki Telloglou were donated to the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In the years to come more collections were donated to the foundation by other … read more
The Roman Market was revealed in the early 60s. It is located above Aristotelous square and was the main center of Thessaloniki during the Roman times. In the center of the market there is a large open space. Two main complexes of the market survived through time: 1. The Odeon ( conservatory ) which is … read more
Saint Demtrios Crypt, is located inside the church of Saint Demetrios above the Roman market. The crypt used to be the Roman Baths at which the thaumaturge patron prostate of Thessaloniki Saint Demetrios was imprisoned and later on (in 306AC) found a martyric death. In 380 AC when Theodosios became Christian and announced Christianity as the official state religion, the Christians of Thessaloniki rushed to honor St. Demetrios and erected a small temple at the place where according to the radition Saint Demetrios had martyred and buried. It was not long before this small temple of St. Demetrios became a center of worship of the Holy not only from Thessaloniki, but also from the whole Christian world. Christians from all parts of the state were arriving in Thesssaloniki to pray at the saints grave or to heal themselves from severe diseases using the water from the fountain of the temple which was converted into a source of holy water. In the years that followed, the fountain acquired basins, from which the faithful could collect myron, the sweet-smelling oil produced by the saint’s relics. Among the pilgrims was the prefect of Illyricum Leontes from Syrmio, which healed completely from his illness and out of gratitude to St. Demetrios, built in 413AC in the position of the small temple that existed, a new imposing church in honor of St. Demetrios. It is this church with various additions, repairs and furnishings which survived until the great fire of 1917, when it was destroyed. During Ottoman times the crypt was filled up with earth and was hidden until it was found again after the great fire of 1917. After 1917 both the church and the crypt were restored with great fidelity.
Address: Agiou Dimitriou 102, Thessaloniki 546 31, Greece Open Hours: Monday: 12:30-19:00, Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday: 08:00-20:00, Friday and Sunday:10:30-20:00 Phone: 0030 2310 270591 Website:Thessaloniki Saint Dimitrios Crypt