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Osios David (The Latomou Monastery)

Thessaloniki, Greece
+30 231 022 1506
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Quite hard to find - but definitely worth the effort!

Finding this place, even with a map was quite a challenge. We got to the right area and had to end... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Honisoiquimalypense
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Derby, United Kingdom
One of the best kept secrets in Thessaloniki - a must see!!

If not for "Thessaloniki walking tours and the tour guide Gorgeous, I would never find and visit... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Yehuda M
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“small church” (6 reviews)
“upper town” (4 reviews)
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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+30 231 022 1506
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"small church"
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"upper town"
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"narrow streets"
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"christ"
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"vision"
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"century"
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"guardian"
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"apse"
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"caretaker"
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"beard"
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"euros"
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"explanation"
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"treasure"
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"greek"
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"city"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Finding this place, even with a map was quite a challenge. We got to the right area and had to end up asking a local. It is tucked away up a side street. The church was built in the 5th century and later updated in...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

If not for "Thessaloniki walking tours and the tour guide Gorgeous, I would never find and visit this hidden pearl in the upper town. Check for opening hours as they're limited. One of two place in the world where Jesus is depicted without beard -...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

This little church is not the easiest to find but the centuries old frescoes inside and the little peaceful courtyard are worth the hunt

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

A delightful little church well tucked away amongst the houses of the upper town. There are lovely views and it's very peaceful.

Thank oniero
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

A wonderful little chapel-church opens up with a terrace to the south overlooking the city and the bay, high up: a beautiful view of the city. There we found a young student sitting waiting for the odd tourist to stumble across the treasure. We went...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

It is only 15 mins walk from Arabas hostel,but be careful -the upper town of Thessaloniki is like a labyrinth -I recommend you carry a map.This place is unique,and the history of the mosaic of Jesus without a beard is very rare.

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

This is a wonderful small church in a picturesque neighborhood. We were very lucky and the church keeper was there. Look for him - he is full of knowledge about the church.

Thank adans1
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful and tiny church that is definitely worth a visit. It has a unique mosaic with a beardless Jesus Christ. The guardian of the church is a very nice young man who is very helpful and knowledgable. He answered all the questions...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

It is one of the most beautiful small in size churches I have been. The architecture is fantastic. The neighbour where is the church is so lovely! It closes at early afternoon so go there early.

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

A great story behind the final unveiling of the fantastic 5th century mosaic of Jesus as a teenager. The history is f the place is also fascinating, go with a guide to get the most out of it.

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