Monuments of Unesco

06Jul

Thessaloniki, the 2nd largest city of Greece, was founded in 315 BC and constituted one of the first centres of Christianity. Many early Christian temples and basilica churches can be found. They were built from the 4th century to the 15th century and they constitute a timeless array, which had considerable influence on the Byzantine world. The mosaics of Rotonda, of Saint Demetrius and Saint David are among the greatest masterpieces of early Christian art.

 

Specifically our city has 15 monuments that are protected by Unesco:

Byzantine Walls of Thessaloniki (4th-5th century)

Rotonda of St George (4th century)

Basilica of Panagia Acheiropoietos (5th century)

Basilica of St Demetrius (7th century)

Cathedral of St David (6th century)

Cathedral of St Sofia (8th century)

Cathedral of Panagia Chalkeon (11th century)

Cathedral of St Catherine (13th century)

Cathedral of St Pantaleon (Panteleimon) (14th century)

Cathedral of the Holy Apostles (14th century)

Cathedral of St Nickolas Orphanos (14th century)

Cathedral of St Sotiros (14th century)

Vlatades Monastery (14th century)

Cathedral of Prophet Elijah (14th century)

Byzantine baths (14th century)