Church of Saint Demetrius

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General Information

The Church of Saint Demetrius (Hagios Demetrios) is a church in Thessaloniki, Greece. Devoted to the patron saint of the city, the church dates back to the 4th century although the church that stands today is a reconstruction from 629-634 A.D. It is a five-sided basilica that is a fine sample of Byzantine religious architecture. The church is steeped in history and is considered the most important church in the city of Thessaloniki for religious and artistic reasons. The church has numerous mosaics of interest dating back many years. The church is named as part of the UNESCO World Heritage list for Thessaloniki.

Getting there

Thessaloniki is only a reasonably small city so you can most likely get to the church on foot. If not then a taxi is the best option.

Opening Times and Admission

The church is open daily from 8am-10pm. Admission is free.

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