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Church and Crypt of Ayios Dimitrios

Church and Crypt of Ayios Dimitrios Tours and Activities

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Thessaloniki is home to one of the world’s largest caches of Byzantine architectural treasures, thanks to the city being ruled by Constantinople from the fifth century AD to the 13th. The empire’s legacy can be seen in what’s left of the city walls; in the many Byzantine churches; in Latomou Monastery and, most importantly, in the church and crypt of Ayios Dimitrios. Named after the city’s patron saint, the Christian martyr Dimitrios, the church started life as a small temple – itself built over the

remains of a Roman baths complex – in the fourth century and under Byzantine rule it took its present shape as a five-aisled basilica, built of stone with layers of arcaded windows and two stumpy towers. In the Middle Ages Thessaloniki became part of the Ottoman Empire; in 1493 Ayios Dimitrios was transformed into a mosque and its original Christian frescoes and mosaics were plastered over. It remained a mosque until the liberation of the city in 1912, but burnt down five years later. Restoration

took several decades and the church finally reopened in 1949, with only a few surviving relics of its original decoration, including the glittering seventh-century mosaics around the altar. The subterranean crypt was rediscovered after the 1917 fire and houses the silver reliquary of St Dimitrios as well as a museum showcasing early Christian and Byzantine sculptures, coins and fragments of pottery rescued from the blaze.

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Agiou Dimitriou Street 97, Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, 54631
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Thessaloniki City Tour

Thessaloniki City Tour

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Tour the highlights of Thessaloniki on a half day tour. With a local guide, visit popular sites such as the White Tower, Galerius Arch, the Rotunda monument, Old Town (Ano Poli) and the city walls, and Demetrius Byzantine church and its crypt. You will also have a chance to visit the Archeological Museum of Thessaloniki. Transportation by air-conditioned coach is included, but entrance fees are not.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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City Sightseeing Thessaloniki Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Thessaloniki Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Enjoy the pretty sights of Thessaloniki on a fun and informative hop-on hop-off bus tour. With unlimited access to the bus route for 1 day, hop on and off as much as you please, seeing all of the major landmarks along the way. From the open-top deck enjoy 360 degree views of the stunning coastal landscape. This Greek port city has ancient origins, and you can explore some of this fascinating history if you hop off at Ano Poli (Upper Town). The on-board audio tour commentary adds an educational element to your experience, ensuring you learn fascinating facts as you cruise round. On your sightseeing journey you'll discover some incredible architecture, such as the Church of Agios Dimitrios, which dates all the way back to the Byzantium empire! There's so much to see in this destination, and with bus stops placed at all the best spots in town, this double-decker bus tour is the most convenient and enjoyable way to see Thessaloniki.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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City Sightseeing Thessaloniki Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Thessaloniki Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Buy your hop-on, hop-off bus tickets today and get ready to explore Thessaloniki with City Sightseeing! Once part of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, this Greek port city has a rich history which is just waiting to be discovered. Many monuments have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, with some of the mosaics considered great masterpieces of Early Christian art, as we pass most of them with our open top double decker buses. Furthermore, our daily valid tickets give our customers the flixibility to explore the city sights at their leisure and with their own pace.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Private city tour in Thessaloniki

Private city tour in Thessaloniki

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Private city tour in Thessaloniki: On our somewhat different city tour in Thessaloniki from the old town to the city center past beautiful UNESCO monuments and Byzantine churches, we also visit Greek markets, local shops, try four or five (depending on the day of the week and time of day) Greek specialties (small snacks) and learn “ real “Greeks who can tell us about their lives in Thessaloniki! Our path also leads us through the quaint streets of Thessaloniki and we learn a lot about the history and culture of the city on the city tour. On request, the Thessaloniki city tour can be combined with Greek specialties with lunch or dinner in an authentic insider tip tavern.
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Thessaloniki city tour (From Halkidiki)

Thessaloniki city tour (From Halkidiki)

A full-day city tour of Thessaloniki passing through the town's main sights. See the White Tower and the Old Town, before making a stop at Agios Demetrius Byzantine church and its crypt.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Thessaloniki Classical City Tour - Private Experience - 4 hrs

Thessaloniki Classical City Tour - Private Experience - 4 hrs

Half day city tour to visit the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki with its gold and silver treasures and many other finds of the area of Central Macedonia, the famous UNESCO monument of the Rotonda, walk by the White Tower, the Roman Forum and the Arch of Galerius and visit the basilika of St. Demetrios, patron saint of the city. Your qualified guide, Efi will explain everything about her home town. Get a taste of the second biggest city of Greece with its rich history, lots of monuments, views, great gastronomy and sea breeze on the waterfront
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Professional Photoshot in Thessaloniki

Private Professional Photoshot in Thessaloniki

Have a Professional Photoshoot in Thessaloniki, be a model for a day and showcase your persona in one of the most beautiful places in the world!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private tour: Full day Thessaloniki City Tour (Departure from Halkidiki)

Private tour: Full day Thessaloniki City Tour (Departure from Halkidiki)

A full-day city tour of Thessaloniki passing through the town's main sights. See the White Tower and the Old Town, before making a stop at Agios Demetrius Byzantine church and its crypt.
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  • 4 hours
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Thessaloniki Private Historic Walking Tour

Thessaloniki Private Historic Walking Tour

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Experience the rich historical legacy of Thessaloniki during this private walking tour led by a local archaeologist. Discover a variety of UNESCO World Heritage monuments from the Byzantine and Roman eras, visit the famous White Tower, and step back in time at the Greek Agora and Roman Forum. A private guide and a snack are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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What are Church and Crypt of Ayios Dimitrios hours of operation?
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Church and Crypt of Ayios Dimitrios hours of operation: Basilica: Daily 8am–10pm; Crypt: Mon 1.30pm–7.30pm; Tue–Thur, Sun 8am–7.30pm; Fri 9am–11pm . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Church and Crypt of Ayios Dimitrios can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 9 Church and Crypt of Ayios Dimitrios tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Church and Crypt of Ayios Dimitrios costs USD 16.02. Guided Church and Crypt of Ayios Dimitrios tours start around USD 16.02 per person. See all 9 Church and Crypt of Ayios Dimitrios tickets and tours on Viator.
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